Masi Asare - Masi is a composer, lyricist, and playwright.
Shows include The Family Resemblance (book/music/lyrics; developed at Live and In Color/ Bingham Camp and Eugene O’Neill Center); the new musical adaptation of Mira Nair’s film Monsoon Wedding (lyrics), to open at Leeds Playhouse and London’s The Roundhouse in summer 2021; spy musical Sympathy Jones (music/lyrics/concept; NYMF; Playscripts); and a one-act play about teen superhero Ms. Marvel, Mirror of Most Value (Marvel/Samuel French). Commissions: Theatre Royal Stratford East, Barbara Whitman/Grove Entertainment, Victory Gardens/ Toulmin Foundation. A past Dramatists Guild Fellow, Masi won the Billie Burke Ziegfeld Award for a woman composer of musicals, awards for composition, and lyrics from the O’Neill, a Theater Hall of Fame Emerging Artist Grant, and the Stacey Mindich “Go Write A Musical” Lilly Award. An advisory board member for MAESTRA, she holds degrees from Harvard and NYU Tisch and is on the Theatre department faculty at Northwestern University.
Philadelphia Theatre Company Reopens With A Virtual Play - The Philadelphia Theatre Company begins its 46th season with the rolling world premiere of The Days of Re-Creation: A Virtual Play on September 30, 2020, at 7:00 pm.