Zizheng (Jason) Mai


YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2019Assistant Stage Manager
Julia Burbach
Shanghai Symphony Orchestra
Shanghai Symphony Orchestra Music Hall
2019Assistant Stage Manager (Book Cover)
La Cenerentola
Stuart Barker
British Youth Opera
Peacock Theatre
2019Deputy Stage Manager
GSA MA Acting/Musical Theatre Showcase
Jaq Bessell & Phyllida Crowley-Smith
Guildford School of Acting
Ballair Theatre & The Criterion Theatre
2019Assistant Stage Manager
Don Carlo
Jo Davies
Grange Park Opera
West Horsley Place
2019Assistant Stage Manager
Shrek the Musical
Jenny Sawyer
Guildford School of Acting
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
2019Assistant Stage Manager
Betty Blue Eyes
Nicholas Scrivens
Guildford School of Acting
Ballair Theatre
2018Assistant Stage Manager
Chinese opera 'Marco Polo'
Kasper Holten
Guangzhou Opera House
Guangzhou Opera House
2017Assistant Stage Manager
Italian opera 'Aida'
Nichola Zorzi
Guangzhou Opera House
Guangzhou Opera House
  • Education

    2019MA Stage and Production ManagementGuildford School of Acting
    2017BFA Music Performance (Specialised in classic vocal)Guangdong University of Foreign Studies

    Additional Skills

    •English-Chinese translation skills for technical theatre

    •Extensive music theory

    •Excellent score reading

    •Prop making, sourcing and maintenance

    •Carpentry, scenic construction and rigging skills

    •Sound console & lighting console operation skills

    •Advanced computer skills (MS Office, Prezi, PS, LR, AU, Logic Pro X, QLAB, PR, AutoCAD, SketchUp)

    •Basic painting skills


    Additional Information

    •Emergency First Aid at Work

    •Fire Warden Training

    •Chinese driving license


    Available on request

    About me

    Zizheng (Jason), a studious, driven and dedicated individual, is a British trained Chinese Stage Manager from Guangzhou, China. He completed a bachelor’s degree in music performance (specialising in classic vocal) whilst starting to pursue a career in stage management, which leads to his enthusiasm and aptitude for opera and musical theatre production.

    Before coming to the UK, Zizheng (Jason) was an intern at the technical theatre department of Guangzhou Opera House where he acquired basic technical theatre knowledge. Equipped with extensive music theory and excellent score reading skills, he gained invaluable experience as an ASM for original Chinese opera Marco Polo (directed by Kasper Holten). Furthermore, being multilingual enables his ability to stage manage in today’s international context.

    During his training at Guildford School of Acting, he has enhanced and consolidated his stage management and technical theatre knowledge and become more employable by gaining carpentry and scenic construction skills. He is now seeking stage management positions that can enable him to become a DSM for opera and musical theatre productions. Also, he is looking for future co-operation between Chinese and UK musical theatre production which he believes it offers an invaluable opportunity for cultural exchange.

  • Skills

    Languages Spoken
    • Cantonese
    • English
    • Mandarin
    Organisation Memberships
    • Equity
    • SMA (UK)
    Years in industry
    • 1 to 3 years
    Company Experience
    • Educational Theatre
    • International Touring Theatre
    • Regional Theatre
    Experienced In
    • Musicals
    • Opera
    Interested in
    • European Tour
    • UK Tour
    • World Tour
    Driving Licences
    • Standard
    Industry Training
    • Fire Warden
    • First Aid (Any)
    • Tallescope Training