Sanctuary City

a senior thesis for David DeRuiter and Lauren Marut

by Martyna Majok

Sanctuary City poster by Catherine Zhang

Newark, NJ. Post 9/11. Two undocumented high school seniors, G and B. Brought to America as children. Fast friends since 3rd grade. Best friends. 

Whatever it takes to stay and survive they’ll do, for themselves but also each other. So when G is suddenly naturalized, it isn’t a question of if but when B can be too. 

Written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Martyna Majok (Cost of Living, Ironbound), Sanctuary City asks us the lengths we’re willing to go for the people we love and what we can afford to risk when everything is on the line.

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Performance Dates & Times

February 8, 2024 - 8:00pm

February 9, 2024 - 8:00pm

February 10, 2024 - 2:00pm

February 10, 2024 - 8:00pm


Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies Black Box

Venue Accessibility: 
Building is accessible via a ramp on the Church Street side. Venue and facilities are located on the main floor.

Patron Information

NOTE: The Saturday evening performance of this production will feature American Sign Language (ASL) performers. Limited seating is available. Please contact to request a ticket for the ASL performance of this production. Thank you.

Production Team

Stage Manager
Davianna Inirio
Lighting Designer
Sound Designer
Props Supervisor
Graphic Designer
Catherine Zhang