Johanna Pan

Johanna is a costume and sometimes scenic designer for theater, film, dance and opera, a textile and visual artist, host and co-producer of the podcast “Dirty Laundry: Unpacking the Costume Closet”. Born and raised in Singapore, they currently split their time between New York City and home. They first discovered theatrical design while competing in the creative thinking competition Odyssey of the Mind and have never looked back. They are a proud feminist, lover of vintage clothing and all things related to textile arts. Johanna’s artistic practice is centered around decolonizing the imagination, breaking down the notions of feminized labor, and anti-racism. They continue to harbor hope for a more sustainable humankind in the face of adversity and dreams of a future filled with equity, inclusion and diversity. As part of their artistic practice, they are building the curriculum for a decolonized costume history survey class, which was put into practice as a Guest Lecturer at UC Santa Cruz in the Spring of 2020. Johanna is also the Resident Designer for WWTNS? and a proud member of IATSE United Scenic Artists Local 829. MFA NYU/TISCH, BFA Ithaca College @jpandesign