Auditions for the Charlotte premiere of Sanctuary City

By Martyna Majok

Directed by Caroline Bower

There will be ten performances:

November 4-6, 10-13, 17-19

Performances will be held at the Arts Factory at West End Studios


Auditions will be September 6 from 6:00-9:00pm and September 7 from 6:00-9:00pm.

If needed, callbacks will be held on September 8.

If you are unable to audition during this time, please contact Robin Tynes-Miller at to discuss alternative arrangements.



Auditions will be held at Corrigan and Johnston Casting, 3006 North Davidson Street, #1042, Charlotte, NC


Rehearsals will be primarily scheduled during evenings and weekends. Please provide any known conflicts between September 10th and November 20th

Audition Process

  • Auditions will be held in 15-minute sessions per individual

  • Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Sides are posted below for advance review.

  • All actors are required to show proof of full COVID19 vaccination when they arrive and wear a mask. You will not be able to audition without your proof of vaccination.

Registration Process

In order to respect everyone's time, all actors are asked to reserve an audition time slot and submit their details in advance. To register for your audition, please complete the following steps:

1. Use this Sign Up Genius to reserve your 15-minute audition slot:

2. Complete the online audition form at least 48 hours before your scheduled audition time: 

About The Play


WINNER- Edgerton Foundation New Play Award

WINNER- 2022 Off Broadway Alliance Award, Best New Play

NOMINATED- 2022 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Play

NOMINATED- 2022 Outer Critics Circle Award, Outstanding New Off-Broadway Plan

DREAMers. Love(r)s. Life-long friends.

In post-9/11 Newark, NJ, two teenagers who were brought to America as children become one another’s sanctuaries from harsh circumstances. When G becomes naturalized, she and B hatch a plan to marry so that 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 has ever had. 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.

This show contains adult language and themes, recommended for ages 16+


Roles Available

These characters are male- and female-presenting but are open to actors of all gender identities. Actors of all gender identities and abilities/disabilities are encouraged to audition.

There are three roles available.

G ages 18-21, female 
B ages 18-21, male 
Henry older, male

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.


A Note from the Playwright

The countries of origin can suit the actors chosen. No character, however, is of Western European origin/ ethnicity, or from a country of greater liberalism than the United States, especially as it relates to marriage equality in 2006 or earlier. These characters have grown up within working class multicultural America. They have connections, feelings, and knowledge of their countries of origin (or, in Henry’s case, the country of his parents) but I limited moments of this in the script in an effort to encourage wider, more inclusive casting across subsequent productions, which need not replicate the casting of the original production. B wants to stay in America because this is where he’s made his life, not because he isn’t proud of or does not love where he comes from. He feels his home to be here, as well as the specific future he imagines for himself.

Audition Sides

Click the link below to download a pdf of the sides.

G - Audition Sides

B - Audition Sides

Henry - Audition Sides