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Rohan 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.


Talking Volumes guest Jacqueline Woodson grew up in 'Another Brooklyn'

To fill a "yawning gap" in books about black girlhood, Jacqueline Woodson turned to the Brooklyn of her youth.


Pillsbury House Theatre's '[Almost Equal To]' illustrates economic insecurity

REVIEW: Regional premiere of Swedish playwright's "[Almost Equal To]" at Pillsbury House taps into global financial insecurity.


'Disney's Aladdin' launches Broadway season in Mpls. with verve and pizazz

REVIEW: "Disney's Aladdin" opened the Broadway season in Minneapolis with flash and pizazz.


New CTC musical 'Abominables' blows whistle, sweetly, on youth sports

REVIEW: Children's Theatre's made-in-Minnesota hockey musical offers insights and humor.


Guthrie Theater's 'Romeo and Juliet' is lusty, modern and free-spirited

Joseph Haj elaborates on his approach to Shakespeare with a lusty production of the classic.


Composer and lyricist of new CTC play, Obie-winner Michael Friedman dies at 41

His death came days before "The Abominables" opened.


Obituary: Angus Wurtele, arts donor and former CEO of Valspar

Angus and Margaret Wurtele gave generously to the Walker Art Center and Guthrie Theater.


After years as a thug, Twin Cities actor finally gets to play the romantic lead

James Rodríguez finally plays the romantic lead after a decade of "thuggishly scary" roles.


Former Minnesota Orchestra chair Nicky Carpenter, 82, put faith into practice

Board chair from 1990 to 1995, she was instrumental in solving a budget crisis, strengthening the orchestra's endowment and hiring Eiji Oue.


Theater legend Annette Garceau, 103, was the final living member of Guthrie's founding team

The English-born dressmaker built costumes for nearly 40 years at the Guthrie and helped establish the theater's high standards.