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.

Britt Olsen-Ecker

Baltimore is bustling with winter theater productions; so many that today, theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck reviews a couple of them.

Carol Rosegg

Theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck brings us her review of the musical “Diner”, based on the Barry Levinson film. It's playing at the Signature Theatre in Arlington through January 25.

Stillpointe Theatre Initiative

Maryland Morning theater critic, J. Wynn Rousuck, joins Tom in the studio to have a conversation about the Stillpointe Theatre Initiative's production of "Caroline or  Change." They discuss the play's performers, direction and venue. 

Clinton B. Photography

When the curtain rises at Everyman Theatre, we see a room whose walls display swords and daggers and guns and knives, a crossbow, a mace -- murder weapons of all styles and shapes. These may not look like holiday gifts. But Everyman artistic director Vincent M. Lancisi takes pride in calling “Deathtrap” his “holiday thriller.”

Teresa Castracane

Maryland Morning theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck reviews “A Christmas Carol,” which  continues at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company through December 23.

Maryland Morning theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck reviews It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play​, which continues at Center Stage through December 21.

Deen van Meer

Tom Hall and Maryland Morning theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck have a conversation about "Newsies," the Disney movie that was turned into a Broadway musical. "Newsies" continues at the Hippodrome through Sunday.

Stan Barouh

"The Little Mermaid," a musical based on the 1989 Disney movie,  is making its area professional premiere at Olney Theatre Center. The musical runs through Jan. 10. Maryland Morning's theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck joins Tom to discuss the differences between the play and the movie, and how the production tackles the underwater setting on stage. 

Paul Kolnik

  J. Wynn Rousuck reviews Little Dancer, which continues at the Kennedy Center in Washington through November 30th.

Chelsea Dove

J. Wynn Rousuck reviews Seminar, which continues at Fells Point Corner Theatre through December 7.