Masi Asare is a composer/lyricist, playwright, singer, voice teacher, and performance theorist in New York City. Current projects include writing book, music, and lyrics for The Family Resemblance, a new, semi-autobiographical musical about a mixed race family and an African ancestor, in development with the O'Neill National Music Theater Conference and Playwrights Horizons; writing book, music, and lyrics for an original musical about a story of racial passing, commissioned by Barbara Whitman Productions and Grove Entertainment; and writing lyrics for the Broadway bound new musical adaptation of director Mira Nair's film Monsoon Wedding. Masi recently completed her PhD in Performance Studies at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, with a dissertation entitled Voicing the Possible: Technique, Vocal Sound, and Black Women on the Musical Stage. She is excited to join the faculty of the Northwestern University Theatre Department as Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre in the fall of 2018!