Rohan Preston

Reporter | Theater
Phone: 612-673-4390
Rohan Preston has interviewed Arthur Miller, August Wilson, Edward Albee, Tony Kushner, Bill Cosby and other luminaries who have made him giddy as a kid on candy. He thanks his high-school English teacher for telling him that if he wanted to get into concerts and Broadway shows for free, he should either usher or become a critic.

Recent content from Rohan Preston

A clarifying take on 'The Color Purple'

REVIEW: Could one really swoon over “The Color Purple,” the Broadway musical derived from Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning 1982 novel and Steven Spielberg’s subsequent film? Director and choreographer Lewis Whitlock makes the answer a thrilling “Yes!”

Updated: January 26, 2015, - 03:18 PM

'Cineastas' a gleeful pleasure in Walker's Out There series

REVIEW: “Cineastas,” Mariano Pensotti's “filmic drama,” testifies to the Argentinian theater-maker's gifts.

Updated: January 23, 2015, - 03:20 PM

Southern Theater kicks off Nextflix-style program with two new plays

The Southern Theater hopes to revive itself by letting subscribers pay $18 a month to see two to four new shows — from 15 companies.

Updated: January 23, 2015, - 03:18 PM

Children's Theatre's 'Snowflake' has staying power

Words aren't needed in Gale LaJoye's inventive creation at Children's Theatre.

Updated: January 18, 2015, - 12:33 PM

Silent stage show 'Snowflake' bows at Children's Theatre

Master clown and physical comedian Gale LaJoye brings his tender, world-toured show to the theater where it was born 25 years ago.

Updated: January 15, 2015, - 02:49 PM

Scene + Heard: The Monitors social club

The Monitors, a social club of professional black men, hosts a lively holiday gathering every year. This year’s party was at the Minnesota Valley Country Club in Bloomington.

Updated: January 10, 2015, - 07:36 PM

Metaphors, dreams and violence suffuse Richard Maxwell's 'Evening'

REVIEW: With "Evening," New York-based minimalist Richard Maxwell has crafted a piece that plays with the power dynamics of archetypal characters.

Updated: January 09, 2015, - 03:32 PM

A wishlist for Twin Cities theater in 2015

Commentary: We should draw audiences with a worldly festival and help artists financially.

Updated: January 02, 2015, - 03:22 PM

Holiday leftovers? Strong shows continue to draw audiences

Shows such as “Motown,” “A Christmas Story” and “Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas” continue to draw audiences as the holiday season winds down.

Updated: December 24, 2014, - 12:20 PM

Theater: Exploring how Americans are trying to get along

Twin Cities theater companies in 2014 offered works that made this a banner year for diverse excellence.

Updated: December 19, 2014, - 04:10 PM

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