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KJ Sanchez

Professional Residency

Years: 2016

KJ Sanchez is the founder and CEO of American Records, dedicated to theatre that chronicles our time; theatre that serves as a bridge between people. Her most recent play, Cincinnati King, which she also directed, received its world premiere production at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. As a playwright, Sanchez’s been produced at Berkeley Rep, Playmakers Rep, Asolo Rep, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Two River Theater Company, Baltimore’s Center Stage, Frontera Rep, Round House, Cornerstone Theater Company and Off-Broadway at Urban Stages and Here Arts, among others. Her plays are published by Playscripts. Sanchez has directed across the country, including Off-Broadway at the Gene Frankel Theatre, The Goodman Theatre, Hartford Stage, Huntington Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville and Milwaukee Rep. As an actor, Sanchez performed at the Brooklyn Academy of Music and internationally including the Toga-Mura Festival in Japan and the Ibero Americano Festival in Bogota, Columbia. She is the voice of many characters on the cartoons Dora the Explorer and Go Diego Go. Sanchez is a Fox Fellow, Douglass Wallop Fellow and a recipient of the 2014 Rella Lossy Playwright Award as well as the National Endowment for the Arts/TCG Career Development Program.

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