THE FAMILY RESEMBLANCE

Book, music, lyrics by masi asare

Akosua and her mixed race family are expecting an ordinary Christmas back home in central Pennsylvania, but heavy winds, a corporate crisis, and a visitation from an African ancestor mean things do not go as planned. Even when your heritage is all over the map, you have to go back to your roots to find your way. (Theatre Royal Stratford East commission, developed Eugene O'Neill Center and Live & In Color).

MONSOON WEDDING the musical

with lyrics by masi asare

The new stage musical of Mira Nair's hit indie film, with music by Vishal Bhardwaj. Two families come together in Delhi for the festivities and intrigues of an arranged marriage between a privileged Indian bride and an American-born desi groom. 

MIRROR OF MOST VALUE

BY MASI ASARE

In this one-act play, Kamala attempts to boost Ms. Marvel's fledgling super hero profile by writing her own fan fiction. But when building a fandom becomes an obsession, Kamala's schoolwork and relationships suffer. To become the Jersey City hero of her dreams, Kamala must learn to accept herself just as she is - imperfections and all. (Published by Samuel French.)

RISHVOR

Book, Music, Lyrics by Masi Asare

It is 1973 and the famous musician Rishvor Prasad insists to an interviewer that he was born in Delhi and orphaned at a young age. But as he tells his story, memories of his past as a fair-skinned black man in the midwest begin to surface. Eventually Rishvor must face up to who he has chosen to become, and the family he left behind decades ago. (Commissioned by Barbara Whitman Productions & Grove Entertainment)

SYMPATHY JONES

MUSIC, LYRICS, CONCEPT BY MASI ASARE, BOOK BY BROOKE PIERCE

It's the 1960s, and Sympathy Jones has big dreams of becoming a star. A star spy, that is. (Premiered New York Musical Theatre Festival, 40+ licensed productions to date.)

Studio cast album starring Kate Shindle here