Sanctuary City

Sanctuary City

New York Theatre Workshop presents the return of Martyna Majok's Sanctuary City at the Lucille Lortel Theatre as part of its 2021/2022 season. The production originally ran in the 2019-2020 Off-Broadway season, but was forced to suspend performances from Mar. 12, 2020, due to the pandemic. 

2018 Pulitzer Prize winner, NYTW Usual Suspect and former 2050 Fellow Martyna Majok brings us an unforgettable story that asks what we’re willing to sacrifice for someone we love. Rebecca Frecknall, director of the 2019 Olivier Award-winning Summer and Smoke, helms the highly anticipated production.

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About Sanctuary City:

DREAMers. Lovers. Life-long friends. Negotiating the promise of safety and the weight of responsibility, they’ll fight like hell to establish a place for themselves and each other in America.

Martyna Majok
New York Theatre Workshop
Rebecca Frecknall
Isabella Byrd
Mikaal Sulaiman
Tom Scutt
Tom Scutt
Cast list:
Jasai Chase-Owens (as B), Sharlene Cruz (as G), and Julian Elijah Martinez (as Henry)
Sanctuary City Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
September 8, 2021
Opening date: 
September 21, 2021
Available from: 
September 8, 2021
Booking to: 
October 10, 2021
October 17, 2021

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

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Lucille Lortel Theatre

121 Christopher Street (between Hudson and Bleecker Street), New York, NY 10014
Nearest subway station:
Christopher Street Station

Latest Sanctuary City News & Features

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'Sanctuary City' extends Off-Broadway run, with Julian Elijah Martinez joining the cast
September 24, 2021

New York Theatre Workshop's production of Sanctuary City has been extended through October 17, one week later than the original closing date. It began performances at the Lucille Lortel Theatre September 8 and officially opened September 21. The production also announced that Julian Elijah Martinez will join the Sanctuary City cast for the remainder of the play's run. Starting September 25, he will assume the role of Henry, replacing original cast member Austin Smith.

Our Sanctuary City Review

We’re all searching for some version of safety. A place where one is free to think, speak, live, and love that is exempt of judgement and ridicule. Sanctuary City, a new play from Pulitzer Prize winner Martyna Majok, questions if this sort of place exists, and if it does, is everyone welcome.