Kaplan Institute Fellowship
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.
Reflections of Us Speaker Series
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
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
"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
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
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.