MASI ASARE

Masi Asare is a composer/lyricist, playwright, voice teacher, and performance scholar who divides her time between New York City and Chicago. Projects include The Family Resemblance (book, music, lyrics) a new musical about a mixed race family and an African ancestor, developed at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center; Rishvor (book, music, lyrics), an original musical about a story of racial passing, commissioned by Barbara Whitman Productions/Grove Entertainment; and the Broadway bound new musical adaptation of Mira Nair's film Monsoon Wedding (lyrics). Her one-act play Mirror of Most Value, about super hero Kamala Khan a.k.a. Ms. Marvel, was recently published by Marvel/Samuel French. Masi holds a BA from Harvard and a PhD in Performance Studies from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. Her scholarly book project is entitled Voicing the Possible: Technique, Vocal Sound, and Black Women on the Musical Stage. Masi is an assistant professor in the Theatre Department at Northwestern University.