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.


Review: Fringe Festival offers a cultural smorgasbord of bite-sized shows

Romance sparks between plants, three guys get hit with food and love is tested onstage.


Several Hollywood stars got their start at the Guthrie: Will these actors be next?

After a four-year hiatus, the graduate actor-training program that minted Oscar and Emmy winners is back.


Frenetic 11-day Fringe Festival is back — and in person

The Minnesota theater festival features 119 eclectic shows.


Northrop's 2022-23 dance season features big-name lineup

Pilobolus, Joffrey Ballet and Ballet Hispánico are part of the roster.


Review: Guthrie's 'Sweat' keeps Lynn Nottage's insight and foresight intact

The drama captures the economic strains, resentments and dreams of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play.


Son of Penumbra Theatre founder Lou Bellamy dies in Hennepin County jail

Lucas J. Bellamy was arrested last week while fleeing police, according to charges.


For young 'Wicked' diehards, love for the show defies gravity

Teen actors Hugo Mullaney, Audrey Mojica and Sofia Salmela share their takes on the blockbuster musical.


Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright's 'Sweat' depicts an unmoored middle class

Lynn Nottage captures how friendship is tested amid hardship in show at Guthrie Theater.


The bard among the brews: Shakespeare's 'Richard III' heads to a pub

It is the new Gray Mallard Theater Company's first production.


For Mixed Blood Theatre's Jack Reuler, a career of art and activism

After 46 years, the founder steps down with fond memories, some regrets and plenty of gratitude.