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The Best Christmas Pageant Ever at The Colonial Players, December 2019 — Co-Director
Erica Miller and Rowena Winkler do a wonderful job as Directors. The actors, including the child performers, easily navigate the stage and each other. They keep the laughs coming, but also make some thoughtful points about “showing patience, love, and acceptance,” as their notes say. This seems more important today than ever.Charles Green, DC Metro Theater Arts
Gypsy at 2nd Star Productions, June 2019 — Miss Cratchitt/Electra
An additional outfit which stood out was the flashing electric lights gimmick of one of the burlesque dancers, the appropriately named Electra (played by Rowena Winkler). This happens as a group of burlesque house dancers explains to Louise that striptease requires a gimmick (the musical routine “You Gotta Get a Gimmick,” which pulls out all the stops). These gimmicks include using a blaring trumpet, cheap ballet dancing and the aforesaid flashing lights.Matt Dreisonstok, The Prince George’s County Sentinel
Side Show at Dundalk Community Theatre, November 2018 — The Fortune Teller/Ensemble
With a talented ensemble full of vivacious individuals, it’s difficult to give them all their proper due. Look out for the Littlest Cossack (Temperance Oppel) and the ferociously optimistic and equally vocally talented Fortune Teller (Rowena Winkler).Amanda Gunther, TheatreBloom
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You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown at Artistic Synergy of Baltimore, August 2018 — Choreographer
To get a group of young people, with a ten-year difference in age to be that in synch with each other is impressive to say the least. Winkler utilizes the space given to the fullest. Sometimes the entire cast is dancing together, other times she breaks them down into groups, but always it is precise and entertaining.Mike Zellhofer, TheatreBloom
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at Prince George’s Little Theatre, April-May 2018 — Jolene/Ensemble & Dance Captain
With excellent comedic timing and a fabulous singing voice, Winkler really shines.Rachel Durkin Duda, TheatreBloom
Into the Woods at Heritage Players, November 2017 — The Witch
Rowena Winkler as the Witch is possibly the most impressive female in the show. She has the comedy and emotion down for this multifaceted character. Winkler carries herself and the character as though they had just stepped out of the pages of your favorite fairytale.Spencer Nelson, TheatreBloom
Nine at Colonial Players, April 2017 — Anabella/German Reporter/Ensemble
The ensemble is presented on multiple levels, lending interest and openness while focusing on the highlighted subjects. Every scene is perfectly staged to create access to each character — guiding the audience to a full understanding of their dynamics.The Baltimore Sun