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.


Celebrated Twin Cities acting couple cherish life after fire guts Stillwater home

Children's Theatre Company members Autumn Ness and Reed Sigmund also are grateful for community support.


Twin Cities lose more theater talent

Hayley Finn is leaving Playwrights' Center and Red Eye Theater for Washington, D.C.


'Locomotion' at Children's Theatre Company slings rhymes for better times

Youngsters cope with trauma of losing their parents through poetry in the play.


Penumbra founding company member Terry Bellamy, part of famed arts family, dies at 70

The actor originated roles in the works of August Wilson and helped form the DNA of the St. Paul theater.


Theater Latté Da founder Peter Rothstein leaving for new job in Florida

He has been named the producing artistic director of Asolo Repertory Theatre in Sarasota, Fla.


Review: 'Bull-Jean Stories' dips into history with blues-toned poetry

Aimee K. Bryant delivers fluid performances in Sharon Bridgforth's new play at Pillsbury House Theatre.


'Church Basement' lady swings for comic gold with new show 'Plowin' Through'

Actor/director Greta Grosch seeks to entertain from a secure place with ninth "Church Basement Ladies" show at Ames Center.


Pillsbury House drops some theatrical jazz with 'Bull-Jean Stories'

The theater kicks off 2023 with the premiere of a solo show by Sharon Bridgforth.


Twin Cities audiences return, arts groups not out of woods

Millennials are coming back, but older fans remain cautious. The concerns are widely shared across the country.


A plethora of revelatory and moving performances lit up Twin Cities stages in 2022

1. "Beauty and the Beast." Eyepopping design, a lush orchestra and sublime performances by title players Rajané Katurah and Nathaniel Hackmann helped make Michael Heitzman's…