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Robert Faires

Arts Editor


Robert Faires is Arts Editor for The Austin Chronicle, where he's been covering the local arts scene for more than 25 years. In 2011, American Theatre Magazine named him to a list of 12 of the nation's most influential theatre critics. He's also been active in local theatre since 1980, having worked on more than 60 theatrical productions across the city as an actor, director, and writer.

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Playing God – Literally

A smartphone's all you need to let loose your inner Zeus and control the action in Deus Ex Machina

Arts Feature, Dec. 23, 2014

StoryCorps Returning to Austin

Now accepting reservations for January interview slots

Books Daily, Dec. 22, 2014 4:03 PM

Epic Feats

Coffeetable books that track monumental achievements on the silver screen and on the road

Arts Feature, Dec. 18, 2014

The Making of Gone With the Wind

Arts Feature, Dec. 18, 2014

On the Road With Texas Highways: A Tribute to True Texas

Arts Feature, Dec. 18, 2014

All Over Creation: Solstice Savings Time

How A Christmas Carol and Interstellar instruct us in surviving the holidays

Arts Column, Dec. 18, 2014

Feast of My Heart

Jason Phelps' show of solo performances about compassion are proof that one person can make a difference

Arts Review, Dec. 18, 2014

Live Feed

Jason Phelps turns to his theatrical past to nourish the present with a Feast of My Heart

Arts Feature, Dec. 11, 2014

New Sounds of the Season

Christmas cheer for the ear from UT Wind Ensemble, Austin Symphony Orchestra, and Conspirare

Arts Feature, Dec. 11, 2014

Gift Guide: Support Stocking Stuffers

Give a gift that keeps on giving – to your local creatives

Arts Daily, Dec. 10, 2014 5:29 PM

For Russia, With Love

CD of Russian sacred music earns Conspirare Grammy nom no. 6

Arts Daily, Dec. 8, 2014 3:25 PM

Season's Repeatings

Austin Chamber Music Center's lessons on developing a holiday tradition with A Charlie Brown Christmas

Arts Feature, Dec. 4, 2014

"Unseen Hendrix"

Robert Hewgley's dramatic images of Jimi Hendrix at a 1969 concert capture a musician in the throes of creation

Arts Review, Dec. 4, 2014

Well-Behaved? Let's Assume Not.

This fall's nonfiction releases spotlight women who made history

Arts Feature, Nov. 26, 2014

Ground Plan

Lisa Scheps' Christmas gift to the local stage scene is a new performance venue, Ground Floor Theatre

Arts Feature, Nov. 26, 2014

The Archive of the Patriarch

Ransom Center acquires Gabriel García Márquez papers

Books Daily, Nov. 25, 2014 12:30 PM

All Over Creation: Renewed Faith

On coming back to an appreciation of poetry's remarkable resonance and relevance

Arts Column, Nov. 20, 2014

Aye, No!

This Teatro Vivo show finds its comedy in the contradictions within us and the way we relate to our families

Arts Review, Nov. 20, 2014

Always Be Chloe-sing

Mary Lynn Rajskub on moving from 24 to stand-up

Arts Daily, Nov. 12, 2014 4:50 PM

#ACreads: Last Chance to Vote

Tell us which book you'd like to discuss at our Dec. 8 chat

Books Daily, Nov. 11, 2014 10:35 AM

Change of Aria Code

Leaving "Lyric" behind, Austin Opera launches a new era

Arts Feature, Nov. 6, 2014

That Old Black Magic

With The Merry Devil of Edmonton, Hidden Room Theatre resurrects an odd comedy of Shakespeare's day

Arts Review, Nov. 6, 2014

Pleasure of the Paynes 2014

The 'Fix' was in at the 40th theatre awards ceremony

Arts Daily, Nov. 4, 2014 6:10 PM

Day of the Dead at the ESB-MACC

Sam Coronado remembered as part of this year's festivities

Arts Daily, Oct. 31, 2014 10:00 AM

Late-Night Lovin' on Austin: The Sequel

'The Daily Show' tapes in our town, nearly proposes

Screens Daily, Oct. 30, 2014 2:30 PM

Hyde & Shriek

When Trouble Puppet Theatre tackles Dr. Jekyll's dark tale, the villain may not be who you think

Arts Feature, Oct. 30, 2014

All Over Creation: Identity Crisis

Two concurrent stage productions show what happens when we define ourselves too narrowly

Arts Column, Oct. 23, 2014

By The Book

In the midst of autumn festivals aimed at lovers of music and film, here's one for the readers

Arts Feature, Oct. 23, 2014

Exceeding Themselves

Lawrence Wright's Thirteen Days in September tells how Carter, Sadat, and Begin made an impossible peace

Arts Feature, Oct. 23, 2014


This Theatre en Bloc show depicts love as a fight and is as exhilarating and aggressive as a contact sport

Arts Review, Oct. 23, 2014

Am I White?

One man's twisted sense of racial identity unravels in Adrienne Dawes' brisk and tense new drama

Arts Review, Oct. 16, 2014

All the Way With LBJ's Play

Bill Rauch talks staging 'All the Way' and 'The Great Society'

Arts Daily, Oct. 9, 2014 2:45 PM

Doubling Down

In The Great Society, playwright Robert Schenkkan and his subject, LBJ, both gamble big

Arts Feature, Oct. 9, 2014

All Over Creation: I Was Meant for the Stage

To learn which actors were destined for the theatre, watch how they hold the stage alone

Arts Column, Oct. 2, 2014

#ACreads: The Maze Runner

We mused on the YA novel's hunks as prom dates; now who's going to Love Me Back?

Arts Feature, Sep. 25, 2014

Still Now

Shrewd Productions' Still Now provides a fresh perspective on cancer through butoh

Arts Review, Sep. 25, 2014

Candidate Forums for the Creative Sector

ACA, ATC, and AMP partner to quiz City Council contenders

Arts Daily, Sep. 23, 2014 4:10 PM

POP Start

Sculpture heralds the first POP Austin international art show

Arts Daily, Sep. 19, 2014 5:15 PM

Fall in re: Verse

Raking up some of the season's poetry collections

Arts Feature, Sep. 18, 2014

Instant Winner

Arts Feature, Sep. 18, 2014

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