Sanctuary City
by Ground Floor Theatre

May. 19 - Jun. 03

In post-9/11 Newark, NJ, two teenagers who were brought to America as children became one another’s sanctuaries from harsh circumstances. When G becomes naturalized, she and B hatch a plan to marry so he may legally remain in the country and pursue the future he imagines for his life. But as time hurdles on and complications mount, the young friends find that this act challenges and fractures the closest relationship either have ever had.

Pulitzer Prize winner Martyna Majok brings us the powerful story of two young DREAMers who fight to stay in America, the only country they know as home. Poignant, timely, and highly theatrical, Sanctuary City illuminates the triumphs and challenges lifelong friends face, and how much they are willing to risk for each other when they have everything to lose.

Sanctuary City is part of the Directors Rising Project, a mentoring project for new directors.

Directed by Andrea Nuñez.

Review by Joni Lorraine, Austin Broadway World, June 6, 2023

The cast is comprised of Arielle Levin as G, Michael Galvan as B and Kristian Bexar as Henry.

by Martyna Majok | Directed by Andrea Nuñez

Scenic Design by Gary Thornsberry | Lighting Design by Jacqueline Sindelar | Costume Design by Camryn Patterson | Sound Design by Anthony Williams | Prop and Set Dressing CB Feller

About Ground Floor Theatre:

Ground Floor Theatre (GFT) produces works focusing on historically underrepresented communities. It serves as an incubator to foster and grow new and groundbreaking works that shine a light on groups that are often overlooked. It is also a home for the Austin theatre community to come together and learn from one another in order to help Austin continue to excel as a leader in the national theatre community. For more information visit

Sanctuary City
by Martyna Majok
Ground Floor Theatre

May 19 - June 03, 2023
Ground Floor Theatre
979 Springdale Rd
Austin, TX, 78702

Performances are May 19– June 3, 2023 at Ground Floor Theatre, 979 Springdale Road, Suite 122, Austin, TX at the corner of Springdale and Airport.

Performances are Thursday through Saturday nights at 8:00 PM and Sundays at 5:00PM. The “First Friday” performance on May 19 includes a reception. One Wednesday industry performance on May 31 at 8:00PM.

Ground Floor Theatre believes in “theatre for everyone” regardless of ability to pay, so tickets are always Pay What You Can. Suggested ticket prices are $25 for general admission and $45 for VIP. VIP seating includes a reserved seat, a glass of bubbly and the assurance of helping GFT keep the Pay What You Can policy.

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