Megan Zong (she/her) is a Chinese-Canadian actor originally from Treaty 6 Territory (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) but currently based on the unceded and traditional territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations (Vancouver, British Columbia). She graduated with her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting from the University of Saskatchewan. An actor, dancer, and singer, Megan has performed in plays and musicals across Saskatchewan. She is now expanding her professional career to include film and television.
Megan has extensive training in studio dance, having competed in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, and hip hop. Growing up, Traditional Chinese Dance connected Megan to her cultural roots. This long relationship with dance informs her work as a performer; she relishes playing with high degrees of physical and vocal characterization.
Drawing on her experiences in various collective creation projects with Sum Theatre, Megan is a budding playwright and indie producer. As a creator, Megan’s work aims to elevate marginalized voices while pushing the sensorial boundaries of live theatre. Recently, she made her playwriting, producing, and assistant directing debut with Unmasked, a semi-autobiographical story about her personal experience with psychosis. This production offered a unique portrayal of mental illness through combinations of physical abstraction, glow paint, and live music to create an aesthetic not previously seen in Saskatchewan theatre.
Through Persephone Theatre’s 2021-22 Playwrighting Unit, Megan developed a TYA show, titled My Name Is…, about celebrating one’s cultural identity amidst the discrimination and repression faced by many BIPOC youth.
“I never saw Asian representation in media or toys as a child.
My hope is for this play to give kids a sense of belonging.”