Masi Asare: I just want to say I’m thrilled to connect with each of you. I’m a writer and composer of musicals, but not very often for young audiences, so you are all really the experts here. I did lead a session for the Dramatists Guild Institute’s Musical Theatre Intensive in November, here at Northwestern University where I teach, and there were over 50 people in attendance, so I know that there’s a lot of interest in how musicals are written, and specifically musicals for different kinds of audiences. To kick it off, would you each introduce yourselves and say a little bit about how you got started as a writer of theatre for young audiences?
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