Sofía Raquel Sánchez
Actor. Playwright. Original Works Artist.
About The Artist
Sofía Raquel Sánchez was born in Centralia, Washington, where they began their career as a multifaceted original-works artist. They participated in their first short film at four years old, their first play at five, began dance training at the age of six, and began modeling at twelve years old. They graduated with their associate's degree with a focus in the arts at the age of eighteen from Centralia Community College. Sofía then relocated to Seattle, Washington in 2015, to study Original Works (playwriting, acting, & directing) at Cornish College of the Arts, where they graduated with their BFA in December of 2018.
In 2020, Sofía made a mid-pandemic leap of faith and relocated to New York City. They continue to work remotely as an actor, playwright, dramaturge, and ghost-writer. They strive to continue the work needed to dismantle the cis-straight-white theater environment that dominates western culture.
Sofía deeply believes in developing new work that amplifies the multigenerational voices of marginalized and oppressed communities. Their theatrical motto is “it is our job as artists to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comforted.”
Sofía continues to focus on diversifying their artistic intake; as well as, studying, improving, and immersing themself in a multitude of art forms. They love working with and learning from other passionate, dedicated humans who strive to SHATTER the systemic and systematic oppression of BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ communities.
By Sofía Raquel Sánchez
500 Feet Under
A bilingual, two-act, horror musical for 6 actors.
By Rafael Molina y Sofía Raquel Sánchez
If The Haunting of Hill House married Hamilton and had a Spanish Dream-Pop love child, you'd get 500 Feet Under. A musical following the untrustworthy narrator, Angelica, as she unearths family secrets that should've stayed buried at the bottom of an abandoned coal mine in México.
Love In The Time of Corona
A non-sequential, bilingual, two-act play for 4 actors.
Vanessa and Bonita have always bounced in and out of each other's lives, but when they end up quarantined together, they're finally forced to sit down and figure out why.
I Think I Love You-
A magical-realism, one-act play with dance and music for 2 actors.
When Alex moves into the trailer park, Ana gets a new best friend. But can their friendship survive the tests of time? Or better yet, can it survive the tests of their painfully cis-straight-white conservative home town?
A magical-realism, bilingual, 20min-play for 4 actors.
Nothing says "relaxing PNW hike" like crashing your mountain bike in the middle of no where. Or meeting a stranger that may or may not be God. Or ruining your first date by smoking one too many joints.
Reviews and Updates
A Virtual Staged Reading of Sánchez's play "I Think I Love You-" with Copious Love Productions
Sánchez's play "Mi Cielo" Virtually Premiers with the Finding Trails Short Play Festival.
The Seattle Times Reviews Dance Nation
Querida Familia: A fundraiser for El Paso
Ana Maria Campoy, Sofía Raquel Sánchez, and Copious Love Productions produce a staged reading of Karen Zacarias' "Just Like Us." They raise over $1000 for the El Paso Community Foundation.
Lynwood Times Reviews Romeo&Juliet.
Bring Seattle Children's Theater's Ghosted to Your High School!
KNKX Reviews Ghosted.
KUOW Reviews Ghosted.
Broadway World Reviews Fire Season.
The Daily Reviews Fire Season.
Sofía signs with film agent, Erin Fetridge.
Seattle Gay Scene Reviews Brainpeople.
American Theater Magazine's "Children of the Journey."
Drama in the Hood Reviews Brainpeople.
Review of Ese Teatro's Journey of the Saint.
Sánchez Wins Gypsy Rose Lee Award for Best Leading Actor in a Play for their performance in Lydia.
Lydia Receives Five Gregory Nominations.
The Stranger Reviews Lydia.