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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.

A member of the Artistic Advisory Committee of Young Audiences of Maryland, Judy is also a freelance teacher for the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth and the Hippodrome Foundation, Inc. (the Hippodrome’s non-profit partner, which focuses on education and outreach). She was a faculty member at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s Critics Institute in Waterford, CT, for two decades; 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 two dogs, who enjoy hearing their “Master’s Voice” on WYPR.

Richard Anderson

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.

Stan Barouh

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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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. 

Joan Marcus.

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

Emily McCort

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. 

Britt Olsen-Ecker

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.

Meg Hughes

Maryland Morning theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck says "The Golden Spike" playwright R.M. O'Brien condenses "a bit of the Wild West, a bit of silent movies, a bit of Native American legend, a bit of Mormon theology, a bit of American Capitalism, and the epic of Gilgamesh" into a 95-minute format.

It's a classic boy meets horse, boy loses horse, boy goes into a war to find horse story.

Maryland Morning theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck has been to see War Horse now up at The Hippodrome. She brings us her review of the National Theatre of Great Britain's production. 

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The Everyman Theater’s production of Crimes of the Heart marks the company’s one year anniversary in its new home on Fayette Street in the Bromo Tower Arts and Entertainment District on Baltimore’s West Side. Written by Beth Henley, Crimes of the Heart is a play about three sisters in Hazlehurst, Mississippi. This morning, we talk with the three sisters who star in the play: Beth Hylton, Dorea Schmidt and Megan Anderson.

Imagine if a movie was being filmed in a Maryland city or town, and 350 extras were picked to share the screen with the actors and actresses. Then imagine that one of the extras comes up with his own idea for a movie, starring the extras.

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