Playwriting; acting; painting
English, some Spanish
$25/student (one day workshops); $45/hour for classroom teaching (entire semester or year)
Most days of the school year
Schools (grades 9-12), college level, at-risk, incarcerated, special needs/disabilities, social service groups, ESL
Contact to inquire
Dean of Academics
121 Vesta St.
Reno, NV 89502
Dept. of Juvenile Services
Carson City, NV
Intensive Supervision Program
Juvenile Probation Program
PO Box 1077
Fernley, NV 89408
Pan Pantoja has been teaching drama and creative arts at Rainshadow Charter High School since 2005. Under his coaching, his students have won at the state level and competed at the national level three times in the National Poetry Out Loud Competition. Also, Pan worked as an Artist-in-Residence for Sierra Arts from 2005-2012. During his residency, he created several programs which benefited at-risk youth throughout the community, especially juveniles at the Jan Evans Correctional Facility. He is also on the Nevada Arts Council Artist-in-Residence Roster. In the past four years, Pan has produced five original plays and one independent film, including productions at the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts.
Currently, he is the artistic director of a Potentialist Workshop, he is the co-founder and curator at Reno Arts Works, which is a successful collaborative artist run gallery on Dickerson Road, an active member of Spoken Views Poetry Collective.
In addition, Pan has been honored with several awards. Most notably, in 2012 he was awarded the Kristine Nagy-Johnson award for teaching and serving at-risk youth. Also, in 2008, he was included in Art Buzz, an international publication. Recently, he designed and painted a large-scale mural on the Keystone Bridge, as well as a mural on Wedekind. Both murals were funded by the Public Arts Commission and benefited at-risk youth.
Workshops/Residencies/Activities for Youth
Playwriting: A Course in Scripting
Acting for the Camera
Oil & Water Color Painting
Writing and Performance of Poetry
Professional Development Workshops
Addressing Drama for English Teachers
Working with Lawyers on Courtroom Presentation