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Wednesday, September 16 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Sustaining Your Artist Spirit

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They say that “real artists” make a living from their work. They say that “real artists” suffer for their art. They say that “real artists” sacrifice their relationships, sleep and health for their creative vision. Masi disagrees. For any artist working a day job, raising a family, or derailed by the pandemic: you are not a failure. If you are an artist, you are an artist. That’s it. Fin. This session focuses on how to keep the tap of your creativity open, even if you must now spend a big chunk of your time Not Making Art. For nearly two decades, Masi worked day jobs and got a PhD while keeping a practice as a composer, lyricist, playwright and singer. Let’s talk about how to sustain your artist spirit and set actionable goals for how to maintain your creative practice.

Presentation: 2:00-3:00 PM
Office Hours: 4:15-4:45 PM

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Masi Asare

Dr. Masi Asare is assistant professor of theatre at Northwestern University, and holds degrees from Harvard and NYU. A lyricist, composer, playwright, voice teacher and performance scholar, she has held commissions from Broadway producers and Marvel. She has presented at BroadwayCon... Read More →

Wednesday September 16, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
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