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.
WOMEN TO WATCH ON BROADWAY
Masi is named in the 2021 list of rising female leaders in the theatre from the Broadway Women's Fund, Broadway's first impact investing fund. The theatre professionals on the list were selected by the Broadway Women's Fund leadership and advisory board, which includes Rachel Chavkin, Lynn Ahrens, Chita Rivera, Alia Jones Harvey, Theresa Rebeck, and Rachel Sussman, among others.
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NEW SCHOLARLY ARTICLE
"Vocal Colour in Blue: Early Twentieth-Century Black Women Singers as Broadway's Voice Teachers" by Masi Asare has been published in the academic journal Performance Matters in a special issue on Sound Acts curated by Patricia Herrera, Marci R. McMahon, and Caitlin Marshall.
DRAMATISTS GUILD WORKSHOP
Masi recently led her workshop "Sustaining Your Artist Spirit" for the Dramatist Guild Institute's National Teach-In for Art & Healing.