Mariko Takizawa (she/her) is a New York City-based stage manager. She has worked on theater, opera, musical, digital performances, and traditional Japanese performing arts. She has started playing the trumpet at the age of nine and studied classical music in Japan. Some of her credits include award-winning productions: Opera—La Traviata (Jazz at Lincoln Center), Don Giovanni (Theater im Delphi/Berlin, Germany), Le Nozze Di Figaro (Theater im Delphi/Berlin, Germany); Off-Broadway—Sleep No More (McKittrick Hotel), Voyeur: The Window of Toulouse-Lautrec (Bated Breath Theatre Company), Rakugo (Soho Playhouse), SONG (HERE Arts Center); and Off-Off-Broadway—Speakeasy Magick (McKittrick Hotel), Suicide Forest (The Bushwick Starr/ Ma-Yi Theater). Science Fair: An Opera with Experiments (HERE Arts Center). Takizawa holds an AS degree in Theatre, BMCC.