Rohan Preston | Star Tribune
Reporter | Theater

Preston spent his childhood in Jamaica and adolescence in New York before earning an English degree at Yale. He has served on the Pulitzer Prize jury for drama. He has been a Star Tribune theater critic since 1998.


Children's Theatre play about immigrants brings a young 'Dreamer' out of the shadows

New play at Children's Theatre provides a youthful perspective on the immigration debate.


Chanhassen Dinner Theatres turns flimsy 'Holiday Inn' into celebration

With "Holiday Inn," Chanhassen Dinner Theatres serves up a seasonal spritzer to mark its 50th anniversary.


New Yorkers bring 'heartbreaking' free play to politically divided Minnesota cities

The company that premiered "Hamilton" is touring the state with an economic tear-jerker.


Bloomington's Artistry aims high with the musical 'Mary Poppins'

But an odd casting choice mars the magic in a show offering strong lead performances.


5,000 'little Hamiltons' get their shot at hottest ticket in Twin Cities

Students scored tickets through a Twin Cities-based program that uses theater to help kids unlock their potential and an initiative launched by the family of Lin-Manuel Miranda.


Children's Theatre hopes to spark 'conversation' about immigration with 'Arizona'

New play fits into the broad mission of the nation's largest theater company for youth and family, which does not shy away from weighty or sensitive subjects.


'Agitators' explores friendship between Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass

Park Square's "The Agitators" looks at long relationship between freedom fighters Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony.


Review: Frank Theatre launches its 30th season with indelible production of 'The Visit'

Frank Theatre launches its 30th season with an eerie, moving show.


New rap-infused Children's Theatre musical 'Last Stop' could be 'Hamilton Jr.'

New rap-infused musical "Last Stop on Market Street" by a Motown legend and his son is like "Hamilton" for kids.


St. Paul's Penumbra Theatre brings new colors to 1970s landmark 'Colored Girls'

Review: The revival has a broader cast and contemporary resonance.