Jen Pan (Other)

Jen Pan (she/they) is a stage combatant, martial artist, movement enthusiast, teacher, fight and intimacy director, and occasional creative. As a former theatrical technical crew member (stage management, technical direction, and lighting and set design), Jen believes there is a place for stage combatants who don't have an acting or theatre background. Jen is an advocate of lifelong learning, creating learning spaces for underrepresented minorities, intimacy and consent work, pedagogy, and having greater BIPOC and LGBTQ+ representation in the arts. She, with Joe Wright, is a co-founder and instructor of Theatrica Gladiatoria (, a year-round stage combat academy, in Ypsilanti, MI. They are also a co-founder and co-coordinator of Mitten Mayhem Stage Combat Workshop (

Skill Proficiency History

Date Weapon Location Grade

Cleveland June 2023 SPRs

Jun 18, 2023 Single Sword Cleveland, Ohio Recommended Pass
Jun 18, 2023 Unarmed Cleveland, Ohio Recommended Pass

Central Illinois Stage Combat

Jun 1, 2023 Quarterstaff Macomb, Illinois Recommended Pass
Jun 1, 2023 Knife Macomb, Illinois Recommended Pass

Art In Arms Brawl 2023

May 26, 2023 Rapier and Dagger Saint Paul, Minnesota Recommended Pass


Jun 1, 2022 Small Sword Macomb, Illinois Recommended Pass
Jun 1, 2022 Broadsword and Shield Macomb, Illinois Recommended Pass

UTH 2021

Jul 6, 2021 Single Sword Cherokee, North Carolina Recommended Pass
Jul 6, 2021 Unarmed Cherokee, North Carolina Recommended Pass
Jul 6, 2021 Broadsword Cherokee, North Carolina Recommended Pass

Firearms Practical Test in MI

May 16, 2021 Firearm Ypsilanti, Michigan Recommended Pass