Kaplan Institute Fellowship

April 2021

Delighted to be 2021-22 Faculty Fellow at the Kaplan Institute for the Humanities at Northwestern University, for research on black women, voice, and musicals.

Rhett Miller Podcast

April 2021

A joy to speak speak with alternative country/rock musician and songwriter Rhett Miller (Old 97's) on his podcast about the creative life.

Reflections of Us Speaker Series

April 2021

Masi spoke with Dr. Derrick Fox, University of Nebraska Omaha Director of Choirs and his choral students, on making a life in music, facing imposter syndrome, finding inspiration and pride in one’s work as an artist.

Women to Watch on Broadway

March 2021

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. 

New Scholarly Article

February 2021

"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. 

Creative Practice Workshop

February 2021

Masi led her well-received pandemic-era workshop "Sustaining Your Artist Spirit," on keeping a creative practice even in challenging circumstances, for the Dramatist Guild Institute's National Teach-In for Art & Healing. 

Michael R. Jackson Panel at Northwestern

February 25, 2021

Delighted to co-host this distinguished panel with Pulitzer prize winning composer/writer Michael R. Jackson (A Strange Loop), Northwestern School of Communication Dean E. Patrick Johnson, Professor Miriam Petty, and director Lili-Anne Brown. 

The Visceral Voice Podcast

January 11, 2021

Masi was a guest speaker on The Visceral Voice podcast, hosted by Christine Schneider and Kimberly Doreen Burns, in a dedicated episode on "The Voice of the Dramatist."

St. Mark's School Litfest

January 2021

The virtual Literary Festival at St. Mark's School in Dallas, Texas welcomed Masi as a Guest Writer over two days in January, alongside distinguished writers and artists including Lauren Groff, Bob Hass, Rhett Miller, and Calvin Watkins.

New Songs in Online Concert

DECEMBER 16 @ 7pm ET / 6pm CT

New York Theatre Barn's December New Works Series features 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).

Plays to Progress Series Panel: O'Neill Center

December 9 @ 4:30pm ET / 3:30pm CT

Masi will join the panel for a conversation hosted by Eugene O'Neill Center executive director Tiffani Gavin, reflecting on the wonderful impact of writer/composer Kirsten Childs and her musical The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin.