Capital Gazette Shooting Victim Was Also A ‘Humorous, Witty’ D.C. Theater Reviewer

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By Rachel Kurzius

Wendi Winters was one of five staff members murdered while working at the Capital Gazette newsroom on June 28.

Wendi Winters. Photo courtesy of the Winters family.
Wendi Winters. Photo courtesy of the Winters family.

But in addition to her thrice-weekly columns as a staff writer for the local Annapolis newspaper, Winters’ name is familiar to D.C. theater aficionados. Since 2014, she spanned the region covering productions large and small as a senior reviewer at DC Metro Theater Arts.

Winters “had absolutely no ego about what she covered,” says Nicole Hertvik, the publisher and editor in chief of DC Metro Theater Arts. “I could send her to Arena Stage and know she would do a great job or she would go to Bowie Playhouse, which is a smaller community theater, and she would do it all. There’s very few writers who…

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