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.


Barbara Field, a 'queen of adaptations' and champion of playwrights, dies at 87

Writer of Guthrie's "A Christmas Carol" also launched the Playwrights' Center, where she mentored many.


'Magical' $2.575 million Deephaven house offers privacy, nature views

The owner wanted a home that was contemporary but also warm, artful and comfortable.


Stage manager Susan Magnuson called shows at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres for 45 years

Production stage managers sometimes are likened to air traffic controllers because they sit at the nerve centers of shows, working discreetly to make sure all…


Modernist $1.45M house in Wayzata frames nature as art

Former business owner and hairstylist turned home designer put a "distinctive" new house on a 1989 foundation.


Minnesota homes of the rich, famous and felonious: Why we can't look away

Places with star auras or dark histories fascinate buyers and passersby.


7 famous and infamous Minnesota homes that draw public fascination

Here are a few noted Minnesota dwellings for celebrities, miscreants and TV characters.


Guthrie reports pandemic-related record loss of nearly $3 million

The setback doesn't bode well for the Twin Cities' other arts institutions.


Fairytale $2M home outside of Minneapolis was inspired by medieval castles

French country-style estate was inspired by medieval castles.


Scandia teen gardener and environmentalist is the butterfly whisperer

Scandia teen has planted more than 400 flowers, shrubs and trees in her bid to save pollinators.


Twin Cities-based Remember Project uses plays to talk about dementia and memory loss

Danette McCarthy was head of St. Croix Festival Theatre when she read a short play about memory loss in 2013. That work, "Steering into the…