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.

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J. Wynn Rousuck reviews "The Revelation of Bobby Pritchard," playing at Iron Crow Theatre through March 28th. Then, "The Dum Dums," which will continue at Gallery 788 through April 4th. 

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Theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck shares her review of Cohesion Theatre Company's "13 Dead Husbands". The show will run until March 29th.

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Theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck sits down with host Sheilah Kast to talk about "Kid Victory", a new musical playing at Signature Theatre in Arlington, Virginia. The show will be run through March 22nd. 

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Maryland Morning theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck reviews the Vagabond Players' production of "Rabbit Hole", up until March 29th:

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Theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck reviews "The Arsonists", now up at Maryland Ensemble Theatre through March 8th.

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Theatre critic J. Wynn Rousuck reviews "Ruined", now up at Everyman Theatre through March 8th.

Theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck is joined by host Tom Hall in a conversation about  "Gigi" playing at The John F. Kennedy Performing Arts Center in Washington, D.C., through February 12th.

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Theatre critic J. Wynn Rousuck reviews "One Night In Miami", playing at Center Stage through February 22nd.

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Theatre critic J. Wynn Rousuck reviews "The Whale" playing at Rep Stage in Columbia through February 1st. 

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Theatre critic  J. Wynn Rousuck reviews "Other Desert Cities" playing at the Fells Point Corner Theatre through February 8th. Here's her review: