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'Sanctuary City' a play by Martyna Majok

Presented by American Lives Theatre at Phoenix Theatre - Frank and Katrina Basile Stage, Indianapolis IN

Sep 08 - 24 2023
'Sanctuary City' a play by Martyna Majok

A tender and insightful play about two young friends navigating adulthood as undocumented youth in America.

Two young DREAMers fight like hell to establish a place for themselves and each other in an increasingly volatile American city. From Pulitzer Prize winner Martyna Majok (Cost of Living) – this explosive new play asks us to consider the actual young lives obstructed by culture wars and border debates.

This play is being produced around the country, and this production marks the Indiana premiere. Directed by Drew Vidal at Phoenix Theatre Cultural Centre. With Carlos Medina Maldonado, Diego ... view more »


General Admission – $30

Student/Senior/Military – $15

Immigrants and/or underserved populations, please email for considerable discount chris@americanlivestheatre.org

Contact: (317) 635-7529

Email: info@americanlivestheatre.org

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  • Sep 24, 2023 at 02:00 pm - 03:50 pm (Sun)

Additional time info:

Thu Sept 14, 6:30 – 7:30 pm – Pre-Show Discussion Trail Talk: “When You’re Young and an Immigrant” What obstacles are specific to the young immigrant population of Indy and other American cities who are the first or second generation in this country?  Naturalization and Legal Service Coordinator Diana Avila, a former DACA recipient herself, leads this panel discussion with invited guests prior to the 7:30 pm performance of ‘Sanctuary City’ by Martyna Majok. The talk is a collaboration with Phoenix Theatre Cultural Centre and the Immigrant Welcome Center.

Sun Sept 17 – Post-Show Discussion: Citizenship Options for Young Immigrants.  The discussion will be lead by Mistie Rivas of the Immigrant Welcome Center. Participants include Sergio Roldan, originally from Guatemala, two actors from the ALT production of Sanctuary City and more.

Sat Sept 23 – Post-Show Discussion: Education & Access to Basic Rights for Undocumented Students in Indiana. How do young immigrants in Indiana get a driver’s license? Can they? What about health care or in-state tuition? This brief discussion, in collaboration with Indiana Undocumented Youth Alliance, will answer these questions and many more.

Sun Sept 24 – Post-Show Discussion: Living as a Refugee in Indy. Engagement Associate Maryann O’Connor from Exodus Refugee Immigration will help illuminate the lives of those in our city who are here as refugees.

All Discussions are free and open to the public.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


  • Trailer for 'Sanctuary City' by Martyna Majok


Phoenix Theatre - Frank and Katrina Basile Stage

705 N. Illinois Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204

Google Map of 705 N. Illinois Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204

COVID-19 Details

Face masks required: No
Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test required: No
Reservations required: No
Social distancing: No
Limited capacity: Yes

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