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Meet Our Past Interns

Claire Loveall, Pangea Intern

Claire is a junior studying at the University of Minnesota and pursuing a major in Theater Management and a minor in German Language. She is a MN state-certified sexual assault and crisis counselor and takes an intersectional approach to violence prevention education on college campuses. A performer and aspiring theater administrator, Claire is currently enrolled in HECUA’s Art for Social Change program in order to simultaneously contribute to the Twin Cities’ unique and brilliant theater culture, deepen understanding about systems of oppression and how they affect TC communities, and support Pangea World Theater for its continuing success.

Jenny Rubio, Pangea Intern

Jenny Rubio was first introduced to Pangea World Theater in 2011 as an actor in Hype-NATIONS, a play in which she could express her culture and the obstacles her family faced in immigrating to this country. Pangea’s mission to reach out to the community and its commitment to social justice is a true inspiration for her. Jenny always digs for more knowledge. What brings her happiness and self motivation is helping her surroundings, seeking to offer help or simply a word of enlightenment. It is a such a pleasure for Jenny to have the opportunity to be an intern here at Pangea. Jenny is grateful for all the wonderful individuals she has met, all the knowledge shared with her. "Pangea is a place I feel at home with as a queer Latina. I am honored to be a part of such an amazing diverse community."

Andrea Salas-de la O, Pangea Intern

Andrea Salas-de la O is a California native currently attending Macalester College where she is studying creative writing and media and cultural studies. She is a fierce Latina fashionista who intends on switching up the fashion industry as we know it and taking over Anna Wintour’s place. In the meantime, she is working with Pangea to connect with the Twin Cities art community, as well as learn more of the importance of the intersection of arts and human rights.

Neil Khadilkar, Pangea Intern

Neil Khadilkar is 16 years old and a junior at Wayzata High School. He moved to Minnesota from Indiana, and his parents are both first generation immigrants from India. His hobbies include reading, recreational basketball, and playing the piano. Neil enjoys all kinds of visual and performing arts, and is interested in discovering how to build community through arts and raise social awareness.

Alani Bayón, Pangea Intern

Alani Bayón was born in St. Paul, MN to very proud and artistic, Puerto Rican parents. She is a new high school student at Highland Park Senior High School. Alani has acted in school productions and sings for the Choir. She is interested in Interior Design, loves animals, and her goal is to be a Veterinarian some day.

Amran Abdulkadir, Pangea Intern

Amran Abdulkadir is seventeen years old and a senior at Washburn High School. She is a PSEO student who takes classes at Minneapolis Community and Technical College. Amran is excited to attend the University of Minnesota part-time this upcoming fall to challenge herself academically. Her family is from Mogadishu, Somalia, but she was the first born in the United States. She lived in Arizona and moved to Minnesota at a young age. Amran loves visual arts such as ceramics, painting and photography. She is excited to learn more about social justice displayed through performing arts. Amran is  looking forward to be a part of the immense amount of work and dedication that goes into running Pangea World Theater!

Joe Hendren, Pangea Intern

Joe Hendren is currently studying Theatre and Anthropology at Hamline University in St. Paul, having previously studied at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities and Normandale Community College.  He has worked as a freelance theatre artist (actor, director, playwright, designer, etc.) in the Twin Cities since 2001 with various companies, including Minnesota Opera, Girl Friday Productions, Open Window Theatre, Theatre in the Round, Minneapolis Musical Theatre, Theatre Uncorked, Chameleon Theatre, and many others.  As a playwright, his plays have won recognition from local playwriting competitions such as the Northfield Arts Guild Very Short Play Festival, Lakeshore Players’ 10 Minute Play Festival, and the Very Short Play Festival in Mankato.  His most recent full-length play, Espionage, Disloyalty, & Socialism: The Trial of Rose Pastor Stokes was commissioned by and performed at the Landmark Center in 2014.  At Hamline, he is active in Making Waves, a social justice theatre troupe which utilizes Theatre of the Oppressed techniques.  Joe also works as a Historical Interpreter with the Minnesota Historical Society.

Maria Javier, Pangea Intern

Maria Javier was born and raised in Morelos, Mexico. She moved to Minnesota last year and is currently a 9th grader at Venture Academy. Maria loves visual art and has danced traditional Mexican dance for six years. She is interested in learning more about graphic design. She is very excited to be an intern at Pangea World Theater!

Matthew Harris, Pangea Intern

Matthew is an intern at Pangea World Theater for the spring of 2017. He is attends Colorado College as a junior, studying Philosophy. Apart from his studies, he is a ceramicist who enjoys exploring different mediums. Matthew is currently participating in HECUA’s Art for Social Change program, which sends students out into community arts organizations. At Pangea he helps to balance workload and hopes to learn how his art can better engage community.

Malak Shahin, Pangea Intern

Malak Shahin is an intern at Pangea World Theater and a junior at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, majoring in Political Science with a minor in Arabic. She is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of Ascend Magazine, an online magazine by & for womxn and nonbinary people of color. Currently, she is involved with Students for Justice in Palestine and is interested in the ways art informs and supports activism.

Sarah Tan, Pangea Intern

Born and raised in Singapore, Sarah Tan headed over to Minnesota at the age of 19 and graduated from Carleton College with a B.A in Theater Arts and a concentration in Educational Studies. She is an actor, dancer, visual artist, and educator. In her work she continues to explore how these various art mediums can (and do) overlap in a space. Her performance training includes the Carleton Players, Semaphore Repertory Dance Company, American College Dance Conference, Pig Iron Theater Company Summer Intensive, and Devised Theater Workshop with Bob Rosen. Her past work as an educator has included being a Summer Programs Intern with the Guthrie Theater, and a teacher/director with the Young People’s Theater Workshop in collaboration with the Northfield Arts Guild. Sarah is currently a Performing Arts Instructor with Anodyne Artist Co. and is extremely excited to also be joining such an incredible community at Pangea for a year long internship.

Scarlett Lopez, LSA! Intern and Colors of Lake Street Apprentice​

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