Alumni Profile

Roman Sanchez

Behind the Scenes—and Loving it

To a great extent, Sanchez says his work is about building networks of people and potential collaborators. That social savvy goes back to his student days. "What is great about HSU is you're able to take advantage of the plethora of people, you get to make important connections every day."

WHAT'S SPECIAL ABOUT THE PERFORMING ARTS? For Roman Sanchez (‘18, Theatre, Film, & Dance), it's about carving your own career path.

Sanchez was first introduced to HSU at the California State Summer School for the Arts. He took a class about the opportunities in the performing arts industry beyond being a performer.

It turns out the arts have a considerable need for maintenance, insurance policies, accounting, human resources, and more. It all falls under the umbrella of arts administration, and it's something he is passionate about. "It merges my two loves of theater and business," says Sanchez, who has been involved in theater since preschool.

Sanchez has turned his behind-the-scenes experience into a full-time enterprise. He runs two businesses in the entertainment industry, Lime Arts Productions and Roman Sanchez Entertainment. He's also the assistant executive director for the Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre in Humboldt County.

His full schedule reflects a deep commitment to the performing arts community. Lime Arts is dedicated to helping young people find jobs in the theater arts. "Young people have ideas that shouldn't be underestimated. We're the future," says Sanchez.