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Ground Floor Theatre

Announces auditions for

Sanctuary City

By Martyna Majok


Ground Floor Theatre (GFT) is holding auditions for the Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Martyna Majok’s play Sanctuary City directed by Andrea Nuñez. Sanctuary City is a powerful story of two teenagers who were brought to America and must navigate the pressures of having an unstable home life. Set in post 9/11 Newark, NJ, these two young DREAMers become one another’s sanctuaries from harsh circumstances as they do their best to pursue the futures they imagine for themselves.


GFT is seeking actors from various backgrounds that are not of Western European origin/ethnicity, or from a country of greater liberalism than the United States.


Auditions will be held in person at Ground Floor Theatre (979 Springdale) on Monday, February 6, 2023 at 6pm and callbacks will be at the same location on February 7th.   Auditions and callbacks will consist of readings from the script.   All auditions will be by appointment; please submit headshot and resumes to


All positions are paid an honorarium.


Ground Floor Theatre is committed to inclusivity and as such unless specifically called for in the script, we cast without consideration to ability, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, size, or shape.


Casting actors from various ethnic backgrounds for all Characters


  •          17-21, female identified

  •           17-21, male identified

  • older, male identified


G and B were born in other countries and brought to America young. Henry is first generation. Born in America of immigrant parents. All have American mouths. All raised working class.


Performances begin May 19, 2023, with rehearsals will begin in early April.

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