Masi Asare is a composer/lyricist, playwright, voice teacher, and performance scholar. She is assistant professor of theatre and performance studies at Northwestern University, and divides her time between New York City and Chicago.
NEW SONGS IN ONLINE CONCERT
New York Theatre Barn's December New Works Series featured 2 songs from the new musical-in-progress Garden of Starflowers (book, music, lyrics by Masi Asare), about a virtual pop star who takes holographic form. Songs performed by Isabelle McCalla (The Prom) and Jaime Cepero (Smash).
READ THE PLAYBILL ANNOUNCEMENT HERE
WATCH THE VIDEO HERE
NEW PODCAST EPISODE
Episode 11 of Voicing Across Distance features a conversation with Katelyn Hale Wood (University of Virginia) on voice, race, and comedy, and sonic intimacy as queer time travel; a vocal exercise from host Masi Asare; plus a meditation on the text Infectious Rhythm: Metaphors of Contagion and the Spread of African Culture by Barbara Browning.
O'NEILL CENTER PANEL
Masi joined panelists for a conversation reflecting on the wonderful impact of writer/composer Kirsten Childs's musical The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin, hosted by Eugene O'Neill Center executive director Tiffani Gavin. Online event December 9 at 3:30p CT / 4:30p ET.
WATCH THE VIDEO HERE (scroll down)