Members of Soroptimist International of Glendale are planning to educate the public about human trafficking through live theater.
"Body & Sold" will be produced June 19 at Glendale Community College. It is a staged reading of a documentary play based on interviews with survivors written by Deborah Lake Fortson. The play will be followed by a panel discussion with two human-trafficking experts and two members of the cast.
In 2007, Soroptimist International of the Americas came up with the program "Stop Trafficking."
The Glendale club made the first donation, $25,000, to the program, said member and co-producer Jill Lewis of Glendale.
A couple of the Glendale chapter's board members saw a few scenes performed at the national convention and were inspired to bring the play to Glendale, she said.
Sandy Schultz, a past president, led the charge, and approached Lewis to co-produce the show, Lewis said.
"It's been a really exciting project," Lewis said. "We're both very moved by this project."