J. Wynn Rousuck

Maryland Morning Theater Critic

J. Wynn Rousuck has been reviewing theater for Maryland Morning with Sheilah Kast since 2007. Prior to that, she was the theater critic of The Baltimore Sun, where she reviewed more than 3,000 plays over the course of 23 years. Her feature coverage for The Sun included a comprehensive series chronicling the development of the Tony Award-winning musical, “Hairspray.” Judy got her start at The Cleveland Press and at Cleveland’s fine arts radio station, WCLV. Her broadcasting experience also includes a year as an on-air theater critic for Maryland Public Television.

Judy has been a faculty member at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s Critics Institute in Waterford, CT, since 1990; she is a former National Endowment for Humanities Journalism Fellow; and she was a visiting student at Brown University (2007-2008), under the mentorship of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Paula Vogel. Judy and her husband, Alan Fink, share their home with a Jack Russell Terrier, who enjoys hearing “His Master’s Voice” on WYPR.

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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Mon April 14, 2014

"The Memo" at Single Carrot Theatre

Paul Diem in a scene from "The Memo."
Credit Chris Hartlove

J. Wynn Rousuck reviews "The Memo."

Maryland Morning theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck has been to see "The Memo" at Single Carrot Theatre. It's up until April 27. 

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Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Fri April 11, 2014

"Ghost: The Musical" at the Hippodrome

Katie Postotnik and Steven Grant Douglas, "Ghost The Musical" Tour.
Credit Joan Marcus 2013.

  A musical adaptation of the movie "Ghost" is in town. Should you see it before it slips away? Tom Hall and theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck review the Hippodrome's production.

"Ghost: The Musical" is up at the Hippodrome through April 13. 

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Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Mon April 7, 2014

"Water by the Spoonful" at Studio Theatre

Gabriela Fernandez-Coffey as Haikumom. Water by the Spoonful at Studio Theatre.
Credit Teddy Wolff

J. Wynn Rousuck reviews "Water by the Spoonful" at Studio Theatre in Washington D.C.

Maryland Morning theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck has been to see "Water by the Spoonful" at Studio Theatre in Washington D.C. The production is up until April 13. 

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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Mon March 31, 2014

"The Homo Poe Show" at the Theatre Project

Tony Byrd (left) and Alec Weinberg (right) perform "Do You Mark Me Well?"
Credit Zachary Handler

J. Wynn Rousuck reviews the Iron Crow Theatre's production of "The Homo Poe Show."

  Looking at Edgar Allen Poe's work through a LGBT lens. Maryland Morning theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck brings us her review of Iron Crow Theatre Company's production of "The Homo Poe Show" at the Theatre Project.

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Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Mon March 24, 2014

"Twelfth Night" at Center Stage

William Connell (l) and Caroline Hewitt (r) in Center Stage's production of "Twelfth Night."
Credit Richard Anderson

J. Wynn Rousuck reviews "Twelfth Night" at Center Stage

Maryland Morning theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck reviews the Shakespearean comedy "Twelfth Night," now up at Center Stage. "Twelfth Night" continues at Center Stage until April 13.

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Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Mon March 17, 2014

"I and You" at Olney Theatre Center

Rachael Tice and Thaddeus Fitzpatrick as Caroline and Anthony.
Credit Stan Barouh

Maryland Morning theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck reviews "You and I" at Olney Theatre Center

Two teenagers navigate love, youth and illness. Maryland Morning theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck reviews "I and You" at Olney Theatre Center.

"I and You" continues until March 30.

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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Mon March 10, 2014

"The Dresser" at Everyman Theatre

Carl Schurr as "Sir" and Bruce Randolph Nelson as "Norman."
Credit ClintonBPhotography

J. Wynn Rousuck reviews "The Dresser"

Our theater critic on a play about the theater. Maryland Morning theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck reviews "The Dresser" at Everyman Theatre. 

"The Dresser" continues at Everyman Theatre until March 23. 

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Maryland Morning with Sheilah Kast
8:45 am
Mon March 3, 2014

"The Book of Mormon" at the Hippodrome

The touring cast of "The Book of Mormon."
Credit Joan Marcus.

Tom Hall talks with J. Wynn Rousuck about "Book of Mormon."

 "The Book of Mormon" is in town! Tom Hall and J. Wynn Rousuck discuss the Tony award-winning musical, now at The Hippodrome

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Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Who's Mad?

Jessica Taylor, Alexander Scally (leaning on sofa) and Tucker Foltz.
Credit Emily McCort

J. Wynn Rousuck reviews "Tales of Ordinary Madness" at Fells Point Corner Theatre.

What do mannequins, people sleeping in sinks, and milk and hair clipping mixtures have in common? They all have a place in "Tales of Ordinary Madness."

Maryland Morning theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck brings us her review of this 2001 Czech play, now up at Fells Point Corner Theatre. 

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Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Mon February 17, 2014

"The Piano Teacher" Hears a Different Tune

Kashi-Tara and Laureen Smith.
Credit Britt Olsen-Ecker

J. Wynn Rousuck reviews "The Piano Teacher" at Rep Stage.

For 30 years Mrs. K taught piano to children in her living room, but now she may have to confront the reality that the days spent teaching in her home, were not as innocent as she remembers.

Maryland Morning theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck reviews "The Piano Teacher" at Rep Stage in Columbia.

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