Jaymes Sanchez is a Texan playwright, actor, director, and educator who lives and works in Austin, Texas. Jaymes's work portrays the complex, poetic, and underrepresented lives of people of color and the urban working class. Jaymes is pursuing a Master of Fine Arts in Playwriting at the University of Texas at Austin’s Michener Center for Writers. His play Soda From Water Cups was a finalist for the Latinx Theatre Commons' 2018 Carnaval of New Latinx work. Jaymes’s play Who Owns What was featured in Artists’ Theater of Boston’s production of This Place/Displaced, a series of short plays about displacement, eviction, and gentrification. Jaymes is a Company One PlayLab Fellow for 2019 and was a member of the Company One PlayLab Unit for 2018. Jaymes's work has been featured in short play festivals at Dartmouth College, and his play Family Mechanics received an honorable mention for the Elinor Frost Playwriting Award. Jaymes earned a Master of Arts in Teaching degree from Brown University and taught English and Theatre at Milton High School in Milton, MA. Jaymes also runs the Youth Shakespeare Project in New Hampshire with his wife, playwright and theater educator Laura Neill.
last updated 10/7/2019