Bring your lunch and listen as theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck tells the “stories behind the stories” in her fascinating talk about reviewing and covering theater for more than three decades – attending the Tony Awards with John Waters and “Hairspray” producer Margo Lion; visiting Baltimore’s Christmas block with Richard Chamberlain; and, at long last, interviewing Stephen Sondheim. She will also discuss what a theater critic looks for in a production. And, she’ll offer a preview of the rest of the Hippodrome’s 2014-2015 season.
About the Event
The event will be held on at The Hippodrome Theatre, 12 N. Eutaw St., on Wednesday, Nov. 12 from noon to 1 p.m. This event is free and open to all UMB students, faculty, and staff – but space is limited and registration is required.
If you would like to pre-order lunch from the Hipp Café, call 410-539-7925 to place your order.
About J. Wynn Rousuck
J. Wynn Rousuck was a staff writer for The Baltimore Sun for 33 years and the Sun’s theater critic for 23 years. In addition to reviewing more than 3,000 plays for the Sun, her feature coverage included an extensive series chronicling the development of the Broadway musical, “Hairspray.” She is currently the theater critic on WYPR’s “Maryland Morning with Sheilah Kast.”
Ms. Rousuck was a faculty member at the Tony Award-winning Eugene O’Neill Theater Center for two decades. She is a former National Endowment for the Humanities Journalism Fellow, and she spent a year as a visiting student at Brown University, under the mentorship of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Paula Vogel.
In addition to her work with the Hippodrome Foundation, Ms. Rousuck is an instructor with Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Talented Youth. Past teaching credits include Goucher College and the NEA Journalism Institute in Theater at the University of Southern California. She is a member of the Artistic Advisory Committee of Young Audiences of Maryland.
Register today for the Broadway 101 Brown Bag Lunch!