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West Coast premiere
Peet’s Theatre

JUL 8–AUG 14, 2022

Pulitzer Prize winner Martyna Majok brings us the powerful story of two young DREAMers who fight to establish a place for themselves in America, the only country they know as home. Poignant, timely, and highly theatrical, Sanctuary City illuminates the triumphs and challenges these lifelong friends face, and how much they are willing to risk for each other when they have everything to lose.

Masterful portraiture! I have rarely seen a play that so effectively embodies the way external forces distort the inner lives of actual humans.

The New York Times, Critic’s Pick

If Martyna Majok’s talent weren’t so impressive and her subject so imperative, it would be easy to leave her in peace with her Pulitzer. But the American theatre needs her sensibility right now.

Los Angeles Times

We understand these two characters because, at Majok’s urging, we’ve taken their timbres into our minds and put them in their rightful places: the unique person over and above the faceless crowd; the immediate and the real always more salient than a generalizing idea.

The New Yorker

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Health and safety

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Hernán Angulo


Hernán Angulo is thrilled to be making his Berkeley Rep debut! His most recent credits include Alexander in The Pliant Girls (American Conservatory Theater), Posthumous in Cymbeline (American Conservatory Theater’s Out Loud Series), and Raul in In Love and Warcraft (Americans Conservatory Theater and Perseverance Theatre). Hernán has a BA in Theater and Performance Studies from UC Berkeley and he is a recent grad from American Conservatory Theater’s MFA program. he/him/él @hernanc.a


Photo by Ted Ely

María Victoria Martínez


María Victoria Martínez is an actor, theatremaker, and audiobook narrator based in San Juan, Puerto Rico and New York City. Her work includes Middletown (American Repertory Theater), James and the Giant Peach (American Repertory Theater), Christmas at the Ivanov’s (Moscow Art Theatre, Russia), After Burn (FRINGE Festival), In the Time of the Butterflies (Spanish Repertory Theater/Repertorio Español), and Agua, Vida y Tierra (What Will The Neighbors Say?). Her film credits include the TV romcom Harmony in Paradise, and the indie film Here Comes the Blackout, alongside Alice Kremelberg. María loves wearing many hats in the theatre and has also worked as assistant director in the SoHo Rep’s production Notes on Killing Seven Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Board Members. She obtained her BA at the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras campus, and her master’s degree from the American Repertory Theater Institute for Advanced Theater Training at Harvard University, where she spent a semester training at the Moscow Art Theatre in Russia. Born and raised in Santurce, Puerto Rico, María infuses her work with her love and passion for the Island. @mashainthetropics (She/her/ella)


Photo by George Arnaldo

Kim Fischer


Kim Fischer is an actor from Oakland, California based in Brooklyn, NY. Berkeley Rep debut! NY theatre: Make Believe (Second Stage, dir. Michael Greif), Then She Fell (Third Rail Projects), and Fuerza Bruta (Daryl Roth Theatre). Regional theatre: Frankenstein (Dallas Theater Center), Chill (Merrimack Rep), Macbeth (Denver Center), How We Got On (Cleveland Playhouse). TV: WeCrashed (Apple), The Good Fight (Paramount), Mrs. Fletcher (HBO), Jessica Jones (Netflix), The Get Down (Netflix), Royal Pains (USA). Film includes Misprint, The Club, and I Can I Will I Did. He is an alumnus of the Actors Theatre of Louisville Acting Apprentice program and the ABC Diversity Showcase. BFA: NYU @mrkimfischer (he/him)


Photo by Amanda Pinto

* Indicates a member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

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