Discipline: Theatre – playwriting

KJ Sanchez

Discipline: Theatre – playwriting
Region: Austin, TX
MacDowell Fellowships: 2021

KJ Sanchez makes documentary plays that chronicle our time, plays that serve as a bridge between people. Her plays have been produced by (select list) Berkeley Rep, Baltimore’s Center Stage, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Playmakers Rep, Asolo Rep, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Two River Theater Company, Frontera Rep, Round House, Cornerstone Theater Company, and Off-Broadway at Urban Stages and Here Arts. She is a Fox Fellow, Douglass Wallop Fellow, and a recipient of the 2014 Rella Lossy Playwright Award and a recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts/TCG Career Development Program, an Associate Artist with The Civilians, and a New York Theatre Workshop Usual Suspect.

At MacDowell she worked on her newest play, Un Año, based on interviews with essential workers.



KJ Sanchez worked in the Heyward studio.

The Lodge Annex, a wing on the west side of the men’s dormitory (The Lodge), was completed in 1926. Initially intended as an apartment for a caretaker, the space was soon repurposed as a live-in studio for writers. In recognition of a major endowment gift from the DuBose and Dorothy Heyward Foundation, Lodge Annex was…

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