About Us

KJ Sanchez

KJ Sanchez is the founder and CEO of American Records, dedicated to theater that chronicles our time, theater that serves as a bridge between people. KJ has directed across the country, including Off-Broadway at Urban Stages, The Gene Frankel Theatre and HERE Arts Center. Regionally, she has directed at (select list) Chicago’s The Goodman Theatre, Studio Theatre in DC, Asolo Rep, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Baltimore’s Center Stage, Round House Theatre in Bethesda and Milwaukee Rep. As a playwright, KJ has been produced across the country and internationally. She is the voice of many characters on the cartoons Dora the Explorer and Go Diego Go. KJ is a Fox Fellow, Douglass Wallop Fellow, a recipient of the 2014 Rella Lossy Playwright Award and the National Endowment for the Arts/TCG Career Development Program. She is an Associate Professor and Head of the MFA Playwriting and Directing program at the University of Texas at Austin.