Ground Floor Theatre Announces 2023 Season
L-R: Martyna Majok, Vanessa Garcia, Jake Cline, Lane Michael Stanley, Tova Katz
L-R: Martyna Majok, Vanessa Garcia, Jake Cline, Lane Michael Stanley, Tova Katz

Austin, TX – Ground Floor Theatre (GFT) has announced its 2023 season, including two world premieres and an Austin premiere. 

The season will open with Sanctuary City, by Pulitzer Prize-winner Martyna Majok. The production, directed by Andrea Nuñez, is part of the Director’s Rising Project, a mentoring project for new directors.

Following Sanctuary City will be the world premiere production of Vanessa Garcia and Jake Cline’s Jenny & the Whale, which was originally previewed for Broadway Virtual.

Ground Floor Theatre will also present the world premiere of Jack and Aiden, a GFT commission with a book by Lane Michael Stanley and music and lyrics by Tova Katz.

“Our 2023 season gives me goosebumps,” said Co-Artistic Director Lisa Scheps in a statement. “With our new Directors Rising series, recent University of Texas at Austin Grad and new director Andrea Nuñez will direct Sanctuary City under my mentorship. This new series aims to give first-time directors experience helming a production with the support and mentorship of the GFT staff and producers. It makes me proud to see Ground Floor Theatre’s mission in action and this season proves it!”

GFT 2023 Season

Sanctuary City by Martyna Majok
May 19-June 3, 2023

Jenna & the Whale by Vanessa Garcia and Jake Cline
August 11-26, 2023

Jack and Aiden, book by Lane Michael Stanley, music and lyrics by Tova Katz
December 1 –16, 2023

Ground Floor Theatre (GFT) produces works focusing on historically underrepresented communities. It serves as an incubator to foster and grow new and groundbreaking works that shine a light on groups that are often overlooked. It is also a home for the Austin theatre community to come together and learn from one another in order to help Austin continue to excel as a leader in the national theatre community. For more information visit