Rohan Preston | Star Tribune
Reporter | Theater

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.


'Amy's View' at Park Square is all talk and little drama

Without a high-voltage star, David Hare's wordy, half-baked play is a tough slog at Park Square.


'Passion,' diversity and DIY spirit drive new Twin Cities theater companies

A new crop of theater troupes is rising, fueled by the energy of youth — but also the voice of experience.


Charlie Chan gets sharp, cutting treatment in Mu production at Guthrie

REVIEW: Playwright Lloyd Suh's murder mystery about stereotypes opens with gusto at the Guthrie.


Review: 'Red Velvet' looks at the first black actor to play Othello

Walking Shadow stages the regional debut of "Red Velvet," about the first black actor to play Othello.


Review: 'Intimate Apparel' gets a fine as silk staging by Ten Thousand Things

REVIEW: Ten Thousand Things stages an engaging revival of Lynn Nottage's "Intimate Apparel."


Actor Sally Wingert artfully channels a cancer patient in 'Wit'

Revival of 1999 Pulitzer Prize winner features extraordinary performance by Sally Wingert.


Play at Guthrie confronts ghost of Charlie Chan while battling Asian stereotypes

The fictional detective is exhumed, and dissected, in a murder mystery staged by Mu Performing Arts.


Minnesota musical 'Sweet Land' is uneven but offers plenty of charm

REVIEW: New musical at History Theatre tells a Minnesota immigrant's tale with poignant tunes and a star turn by Ann Michels.


Years in the making, Minnesota movie 'Sweet Land' is now a musical

As first a story, then a film and now a show opening Saturday in St. Paul, this Minnesota yarn continues to capture the imagination.


'Wiesenthal' confronts evil with humor, pathos

REVIEW: Tom Dugan's solo show about the Nazi-hunting "Jewish James Bond" stirs emotions at Illusion.