Mirror of Most Value: A Ms. Marvel Play | Women of Marvel

Mirror of Most Value: A Ms. Marvel Play | Women of Marvel


[MUSIC PLAYING] Hey, everyone. You’re watching The
Women of Marvel. I’m Lorraine Cink,
and I’m joined by incredible
playwright, Masi Asare. Hello. Hi. So for anyone listening
who has not heard of Marvel Spotlight, what is it exactly? It’s this amazing new
initiative that is bringing short plays, one act plays
about teen Super Heroes to high schools, so that high schools
and theaters anywhere– but specifically, we’re hoping
that high schools will take them up and just bring to life
these stories of teen Super Heroes who are tackling both
having superpowers and being a regular teenager,
and sort of what that balance means in their life. LORRAINE CINK: Your
play is wonderful. It’s so–
MASI ASARE: Thank you. LORRAINE CINK: –so enjoyable. What is it about Ms. Marvel
that gets you jazzed? MASI ASARE: Yeah. I mean, she believes so fiercely
and doing what she thinks is right, and to the point
that even if she doesn’t always look fabulous doing
it, she finds a way to do what she thinks is right. And I feel like that’s
really reflective of so many of us and our own experience. And also, she’s a brown
girl like me, who comes from an immigrant background. And that really resonated. But also, the fact
that that wasn’t sort of the only thing about her. You know, she’s also a person
that so many readers and hopefully actors can relate to. It’s so funny
that you say that. Because when I was
reading [LAUGHS] the play, there is a moment where
someone calls her out for tripping over her fists. Right. And I just wrote
myself a little note that said, I feel so seen. [LAUGHTER] I mean, I think– like, I was just on my
way coming here today. And I was like, I’ve got to
get my hair to look right. And I had a total
Kamala Khan moment. Because I was like, no, Masi. You’re going there
to talk about, like, not having the perfect image. And it’s not about, like, I
have to have the right hair to look like a playwright.
– [LAUGHS] – And, um–
– What is playwright hair? MASI ASARE: I don’t know. And I’m not sure I have it. But I’m here anyway. And– but I think
that’s the thing. Like, Kamala comes
of this time– and we’re honest time where
we think that we have to look a certain way, you know,
like, for the Instagram feed or for the post. And there is just so much
effort that goes into it. And so in my play she’s really
trying to craft her identity. And she’s writing
these fan fictions about who she thinks
she should be, and like, what she thinks it
should be to be a Super Hero. And she isn’t actually that. Like, she’s kind of
crafting– she’s distorting the truth a little bit. But I think that’s something
that we all grapple with, is how do we know how
to be true to ourselves. My favorite images
of Kamala– she’s sitting on a street
lamp and her scarf is blowing out in the wind. But that kind of
being alone at night and sort of thinking
about who you are and who you want to be– I relate to that. Masi, thank you so much
for speaking with us. Where can people find out
more about Marvel Spotlight? Absolutely. It’s my pleasure to be here. And people can go to
MarvelSpotlightPlays.com for more info.
– Excellent. Thank you so much. You guys are watching
Marvel, Your Universe. [MUSIC PLAYING]

41 Comments

  • bo walda بو ولدا

    September 19, 2019

    First

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  • Gurnoor Bedi

    September 19, 2019

    3rd

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  • Sajani Islam

    September 19, 2019

    Third

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  • Rajan Srivastava

    September 19, 2019

    Third

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  • Pro_Emilian Gutschigang

    September 19, 2019

    3.

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  • blessing sogbetun

    September 19, 2019

    4th

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  • Venkatesh Surve

    September 19, 2019

    2 nd

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  • CHUNU MANDI

    September 19, 2019

    first

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  • Jibreel's Movies Productions

    September 19, 2019

    first to like my comment

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  • D3fn01

    September 19, 2019

    First! İf you love narvel like this comment

    Reply
  • Ryan Lennox

    September 19, 2019

    Cringe

    Reply
  • itsserjuuu

    September 19, 2019

    Cringe this show

    Reply
  • govindan namboodiri

    September 19, 2019

    First to say first to say first to say first to say first

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  • 10,000 subs for pizza

    September 19, 2019

    If this is blue you love Marvel

    I'm gifting my next 200 subs

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  • Unofficial Meme

    September 19, 2019

    Yes Marvel, we get it, women is the future of the MCU. No need to yell it at us for the 300th time.

    Reply
  • MCU man

    September 19, 2019

    Hi I love Kamala

    Reply
  • Dorothy Cascino

    September 19, 2019

    Welpady welp

    Reply
  • Tabitha's

    September 19, 2019

    You might want to start off with making these Comics good and sellable before you try and you know make a whole play out of it. but that's just my advice I'd rather see a play about Peter Parker then Kamala can't sell a comic to save her life Khan

    Reply
  • The Beanz

    September 19, 2019

    It's 2019 Marvel, where is the equality? Where is the Men/Boys of Marvel Show? Could be a good entry point for a younger generation.

    Also, y'all don't fool me with your fake diversity. How many years has the M.C.U. been a thing and the only character we've had that is Hispanic/Latino is in some shitty T.V. Show. Racist.

    Reply
  • A Wild Moose

    September 19, 2019

    stop forcing ms. marvel on us, NOBODY likes her. She has failed 5 times.

    Reply
  • milagros ruiz

    September 19, 2019

    Me cantan Kamala Khan 😍⚡⚡⚡💗⚡💗💗😍😍⚡

    Reply
  • All Mighty

    September 19, 2019

    Bring back Chris Kyle and Craig Yost so they can fix your Animation

    Reply
  • Lord Zander’s Soap Box

    September 19, 2019

    Ms. Marvel/Kamala Kan, is a great super villain. This evidence is in Marvel Comics Civil War 2 series. I see her as a water downed version of Mr. Fantastic Dust is a way better version of a Muslim super heroine. If you want another great example of an awesome super heroine, check out, Silhouette or Timeslip from the New Warriors.

    Reply
  • SOUL KNIGHT

    September 19, 2019

    Love you 3000 IRON MAN

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  • Galaxin Rax

    September 19, 2019

    Lame character

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  • Vision for games

    September 19, 2019

    Respected sir I have a fresh content of the PC and mobile games

    Reply
  • Muhammad Junaid Qamr

    September 19, 2019

    Waiting for the movie in big screen eagerly

    Reply
  • Ira Ford

    September 19, 2019

    great.

    Reply
  • Juan i Padilla

    September 19, 2019

    Can we get Ant-Man 3?

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  • Eva Helene Hagavik

    September 19, 2019

    I'm a simple geek girl. I see Kamala Khan. I click.

    Reply
  • Ringo Doom

    September 19, 2019

    Sadly her comics didnt sell in Germany. I cant buy them anymore 🙁

    Reply
  • Ilhan Adan

    September 19, 2019

    Kamala deserves everything good! Before any haters comment with “ShE DoESnT SEll wELL” comment. Kamala sold half a million trade paperbacks this year and has won many awards. She sells well in trade rather than floppies. She is a teenage girl who goes through teenage things while superheroing. She is quite a nerd too and loves RPG games which makes her very relatable. Read her first story “No Normal” and you’ll get why so many people like her! ♥️

    Reply
  • Ibrahim Al-Bayati

    September 19, 2019

    the Muslim Girl in SM FFH she is Kamala Khan

    Reply
  • CoolNerd 4Ever

    September 19, 2019

    Marvel has great female characters

    Reply
  • Cesar Ayala

    September 19, 2019

    I hate this segment

    Reply
  • Αλέξανδρος Κατίναs

    September 19, 2019

    kamala khan is amazing.a typical teenage girl.we need that

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  • Uchiha Sasuke

    September 19, 2019

    As a Pakistani Muslim, the character of Kamala has been such a positive thing to see. To finally see our community and people be shown in a way that makes us proud of our culture. ❤️❤️ Marvel did a great thing with Kamala Khan.

    Reply
  • KING ICE

    September 19, 2019

    She Black Muslim marvel get it right

    Reply
  • espartacos1

    September 19, 2019

    Garbage

    Reply
  • Chris Bovee

    September 19, 2019

    One of the worst comic book characters ever.

    Reply
  • Velin Caroline Hua

    September 19, 2019

    Female Power in Marvel Heroes. Superb Awesome!!! 😍😍😍

    Reply

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