Reporter | Theater

Rohan Preston covers theater for the Star Tribune.

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.


Dudley Riggs, godfather of Twin Cities comedy scene, dies at 88

The founder of the nation's oldest sketch-comedy troupe taught generations of comic talent, including Louie Anderson and Al Franken.


Ordway brings tears with its first show in six months – on a loading dock

The cabaret-style performance is the first of a series that will continue Saturday.


In her new book 'Just Us,' Claudia Rankine invites us all to talk about white privilege

Silence on the issue equals "the constant death of Black people," says the first guest in this year's virtual Talking Volumes series,


Twin Cities theaters miss applause and audiences but want to reopen safely

Rohan Preston Star Tribune Directors miss tussling over ideas and emotions in a rehearsal room. Actors crave the applause of live audiences. Theatergoers long…


These 5 civil rights leaders changed Minnesota — but not as much as they hoped

For decades, these leaders marched and protested, rallied and fought against injustice.


Beset by debt, two St. Paul theater companies join forces to survive

Park Square and Stepping­Stone had been in talks before pandemic made their partnership urgent.


St. Paul's Penumbra gets a new name and a new mission: Promoting 'arts, racial equity and wellness'

The Penumbra Center for Racial Healing still will produce plays, but performing arts is becoming just one of three areas of focus.


Minnesota Fringe Festival tries to prove that theater can thrive online

The festival was always about experimentation. Now, it's trying to prove that theater can survive online.


Stress making you scream? Join the club with weekly gathering at south Mpls. park

A theater artist and Macalester professor creates a ritual of release during COVID and George Floyd crucibles.


Minority Minnesota artists speak out with collection of essays

Editor's note: Influential Black members of the Minnesota arts community have joined together to “illuminate an unabashed and missing narrative” for “a historical moment of…