ODYSSEY at Marin Theatre Company


Masi will have several original songs in this new adaptation of the Greek epic presented by The Acting Company. Coming to Marin Theatre Company in the SF Bay Area in September as a first stop on a national tour.

Monsoon Wedding off-Broadway

May-June 2023

The new stage musical adaptation of Mira Nair's film Monsoon Wedding, with lyrics by Masi Asare, played off-Broadway at St. Ann's Warehouse in Brooklyn May 6-June 25.

54 Below Concert in June

March 2023

On June 16, Masi headlines for the first time at 54 Below, singing some of her most-requested songs plus hot-off-the-presses numbers from new shows still in the works.

Artist Residency at University of Maryland

February 2023

Masi worked with students in the "Black Musical Theater: Theory and Practice" class at the UMD Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center during a multi-day artist residency in February.

Chapter in The Routledge Companion to Musical Theatre

December 2022

A new essay written from a scholarly vantage point about the different ways Masi understands musical theatre singing voices in her creative practice—in terms of dramaturgical or storytelling function, with her musical dramatist and composer/lyricist hat on, and in terms of multifaceted vocal technique, with her voice teacher and voice coach hat on.


November 20222

Masi's lyrics for the new stage musical adaptation of Mira Nair's film Monsoon Wedding were seen in Doha, presented by Qatar Creates, during the World Cup from November 17-27, 2022. Next, the show arrives off-Broadway in May 2023 at St. Ann's Warehouse.

"Liner Notes for the Revolution" Book Review

September 2022

A review Masi wrote of Dr. Daphne Brooks's impressive new book Liner Notes for the Revolution: The Intellectual Life of Black Feminist Sound was published in the academic journal TDR.

"Regenerate" Livestream

September 2022

Masi contributed a new song to a digital benefit concert for Mercury Musical Developments (London) and the UK's biggest new musical showcase BEAM23. Her song "How Would You Know" from Rishvor (book,music, lyrics by Masi Asare) was performed by West End stars Aisha Jawando (Tina) and Alice Fearn (Come From Away, Wicked).  The livestream is viewable until Dec 10.

Black Love Songs Talk

July 2022

Masi spoke about "Black Love Songs, and the Terms of Celebration" for a panel on Black Broadway and pedagogy at the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE)/ Black Theatre Association (BTA) conference in Detroit.