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Rousuck's Review: BROS' "Puppet 6-Pack"; SCT's "Healthy Holly"

Baltimore Rock Opera Society

Tom's guest now is Midday theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck. She's been joining us throughout the pandemic, while the region's stages remain closed, to tell us how theater companies are engaging audiences with a mix of outdoor and virtual productions.

Today, she spotlights two local companies who've come up with unusual ways to create and present new work during COVID.

Credit Single Carrot Ensemble

The first is Baltimore Rock Opera Society's Puppet 6-Pack, a collection of six short puppet and animated films produced by Baltimore-based artists. Three of the films premiered online last Friday. The last three of the films are live-streaming in a ticketed event tonight at 7pm, and all six films will continue to be available on demand for ticket holders.

The second is a virtual, phone-based production of Healthy Holly’s Hidden Hideaway, an original political satire by Agyeiwaa Asante and April Amara, written in collaboration with the itinerant Baltimore troupe, The Single Carrot Ensemble. It’s streaming for ticketed patrons through February 15th.

J. Wynn Rousuck joins Tom on Skype.


J. Wynn Rousuck has been reviewing theater for WYPR's Midday (and previously, Maryland Morning) 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.
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