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.


Remodeled 1960s Edina split-level 'showstopper' includes slide to the backyard

Three new bump-outs on the back help meet a family's space needs in this sensitive remodel.


Father and son bond over fishing in Twin Cities poet Bao Phi's 'A Different Pond'

Stages Theatre's world premiere orbits the duo's fishing forays around the Twin Cities.


Musician Douglas Ewart wins $100,000 McKnight award

The record label founder has led ensembles, designed instruments and has been hailed "joyously creative."


Review: Circus Abyssinia's 'Tulu' dazzles with artistry, grace and defying feats

Children's Theatre kicked off its new season celebrating Ethiopian Olympian Derartu Tulu.


Familiar faces in fresh roles and new talent surface on the theater scene

Meet the onstage and offstage cast who're helping to shape the field.


10 best and brightest theater shows to catch this fall

From premieres to revivals, the stages are alive with the sound of resilience.


The renovated Capri theater remains a cultural hub of north Minneapolis

Patrons streamed into the theater over its first year after a $12.5 million renovation.


Immigrant love story 'Vietgone' told with rap and humor at the Guthrie

The production kicks off the Guthrie Theater's fall season.


Children's Theatre kicks off season with 'Tulu,' celebrating joy and resilience

For Circus Abyssinia, neither pandemic nor war could stop its desire to highlight African women.


Bloomington's Artistry theater struggles to meet $600,000 shortfall

The Bloomington arts center has postponed "Godspell" and put future productions on hold.