PARADISE SQUARE Broadway dates

January 2022

Paradise Square (with a score by composer Jason Howland and co-lyricists Nathan Tysen and Masi Asare) has delayed its Broadway dates due to Covid precautions. Performances will now begin at the Barrymore Theatre in mid March 2022.

Dramatists Guild Composer Conversation

October 2021

Masi spoke on a panel of composers about tech setups and equipment for writing theatre music, published in The Dramatist, a publication of the Dramatists Guild.

REACTIVATING MEMORY SYMPOSIUM

Fri 9/10 @ 9:45am ET

Masi will share music and comments about the iconic 1921 musical Shuffle Along in a lecture-perfomance ("Songs of Shuffle Along") at a virtual symposium with Princeton University on Fri 9/10 at 9:45am ET. Free and open to the public.

Broadway Buskers

Fri 8/20 @ 6pm ET

Masi will play and sing a set of her original songs for the theatre in a free outdoor concert Friday 8/20 at 7pm in Times Square, NYC in the Broadway Buskers concert series. Guitarist Matt Wong will join her for several selections.

ATHE Conference Presentation

Fri 8/6 @ 2:30pm ET

Masi will be in conversation with Dr. Fred Moten about the relevance of his acclaimed scholarly work for musical theatre studies, as part of a session on anti-racist study in musical theatre at the Association for Theatre in Higher Education conference in August.

Zora Neale Hurston's SPUNK

May 2021

A virtual reading of Zora Neale Hurston's 1935 play, to which Masi contributed original music, directed by Lili-Anne Brown, streamed in Roundabout Theatre Company's Refocus Project series, May 14-17, 2021.

Episode 12: Voicing Across Distance Podcast

June 2021

The latest episode of Masi's pandemic-era podcast on vocal sound features Dr. Brian Herrera (Princeton) and Diane Robinson (Chicago Voice Center). Episode 12: Thinking Voice, the Vocal Flourish and Latinx Musicals, Gender-Affirming Vocal Expression.

Kaplan Institute Fellowship

April 2021

Masi has been selected as a 2021-22 Faculty Fellow at the Kaplan Institute for the Humanities at Northwestern University, to continue her research on black women, voice, and musicals.

Wheels Off With Rhett Miller

April 2021

The wonderful alternative country/rock singer, songwriter, and musician Rhett Miller (Old 97's) recently interviewed Masi 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.