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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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Moontower Interview: Hasan Minhaj

Talking The Daily Show, storytelling, and the world of comedy

Arts Daily, Apr. 24, 2015 10:09 AM

Fired Up

Bridget Everett is bringing the good times to Moontower, so you best be ready

Arts Feature, Apr. 23, 2015

How Little, So Big

Composer Nico Muhly's How Little You Are evokes the vastness of the West with a choir and 12 guitars

Arts Feature, Apr. 16, 2015

The Trees of Govalle

Forklift Danceworks' latest connected care for urban trees, a neighborhood's life, and all of us to nature

Arts Review, Apr. 16, 2015

More April Arts Fests for Your Pleasure

Don't forget International Poetry and Texas Burlesque

Arts Daily, Apr. 10, 2015 12:48 PM

The Way Home

Zach Theatre gives Robert Schenkkan's All the Way its Texas premiere on LBJ's home turf

Arts Feature, Apr. 9, 2015

Miró Quartet

The ensemble's treatment of Schubert was like a ride along a winding road in a finely tuned Porsche

Arts Review, Apr. 9, 2015

Thinking thinkEAST

How Fusebox has engaged stakeholders in the planning process

Arts Daily, Apr. 3, 2015 6:19 PM

Design for Living

Fusebox Festival creates a pop-up village as part of its thinkEAST Living Charrette

Arts Feature, Apr. 2, 2015

Festival Flood

A brief guide to the 13 – count 'em, 13 – arts fests coming your way in April and May

Arts Feature, Apr. 2, 2015

SXSW Film Review: Planetary

Meditative global tour of Earth from a distance

Screens Daily, Mar. 19, 2015 12:00 PM

SXSW Film Review: She's the Best Thing in It

Meet the American acting treasure that is Mary Louise Wilson

SXSW Daily, Mar. 17, 2015 3:26 PM

Showing Black Lives Matter

Facing race then and now onstage in Pretty Fire and Hands Up Hoodies Down

Arts Feature, Mar. 12, 2015

Simple Sundries

Glass Half Full's simple bird-meets-girl story is more complex than it appears

Arts Review, Mar. 12, 2015

High School Musical Nominations Out!

In the theatre awards' second year, 26 area schools earn noms

Arts Daily, Mar. 7, 2015 11:45 AM

Sue's Turn

After years of thwarting the singing kids on Glee, Jane Lynch takes the stage to belt some tunes herself

Arts Feature, Mar. 5, 2015

Unfinished Business

The 23rd annual Austin Chronicle Short Story Contest

Arts Feature, Feb. 26, 2015

SXSW Comedy: Your 2015 Lineup

Schumer, Harmon, Bell, and SNL lead this year's laugh-makers

SXSW Daily, Feb. 23, 2015 2:30 PM

Past Passion

Austin Shakespeare revisits Tom Stoppard in Hades for The Invention of Love

Arts Feature, Feb. 19, 2015

A Place of Calm and Light

The Blanton to build a structure designed by Ellsworth Kelly

Arts Daily, Feb. 12, 2015 1:20 PM

Love for Rent

For Valentine's Day, our staff offers some of their favorite romantic moments from films (and one game)

Screens Feature, Feb. 12, 2015

Love for Rent

For Valentine's Day, our staff offers some of their favorite romantic moments from films (and one game)

Screens Feature, Feb. 12, 2015

A Different Beast

For Belle Redux, Stephen Mills takes an innovative approach to Beauty and the Beast

Arts Feature, Feb. 12, 2015

Hello, Lamp Post, Wha'cha Knowin'?

City art project lets you question lamp posts and get answers

Arts Daily, Feb. 11, 2015 5:10 PM

At Last, a Grammy for Conspirare

CD of Russian music earns Austin choral ensemble its first win

Arts Daily, Feb. 10, 2015 10:30 AM

Delighted Lee

Actor Lee Eddy is back onstage in Austin after five years away, and boy, is she happy

Arts Feature, Feb. 5, 2015

Finding Refuge

UT theatre students cross borders with the acclaimed artists of the Moving Company in Refugia

Arts Feature, Feb. 5, 2015

From Westeros to College Station

George R. R. Martin to give milestone book to Texas A&M

Books Daily, Jan. 29, 2015 4:00 PM

All Over Creation: Site Specifics

Fusebox Festival helps the community envision a new kind of development with thinkEAST

Arts Column, Jan. 29, 2015


Capital T Theatre's DNA reveals more about how animals behave in a group than an episode of Nature

Arts Review, Jan. 29, 2015

Welcome Back, Neighbor

SNL-starry Good Neighbor to headline Austin Sketch Fest

Arts Daily, Jan. 28, 2015 3:50 PM

Top Comics Announced for Moontower 4

Patton Oswalt, Ron White, Tim Minchin join the party in 2015

Arts Daily, Jan. 20, 2015 9:00 AM

The Mountaintop

Katori Hall's drama probes Martin Luther King Jr.'s mortality and legacy on the last night of his life

Arts Review, Jan. 15, 2015

Then But Also Now

Past meets present in Sunday's free Black History Concert

Arts Daily, Jan. 10, 2015 12:25 PM

All Over Creation: Wide Open Spaces

A new crop of arts venues is sprouting all over Austin

Arts Column, Jan. 8, 2015

Bach's Herd of Harpsichords V: Double Play

You'll always find something unexpected at a La Follia harpsichord concert, but you can expect the instrument to be well-played

Arts Review, Jan. 8, 2015

StoryCorps Reservations: The Sequel

New slots available Dec. 7, but time is of the essence

Arts Daily, Jan. 6, 2015 5:00 PM

ASO's Sweet Release!

Symphony celebrates its first CD release at Waterloo today

Arts Daily, Jan. 6, 2015 4:34 PM

Top 10 Reasons (+3) I Stayed in Love With Theatre in 2014

Valentines to theatre and comedic craft played a large part in making 2014 a memorable year in theatre

Arts Feature, Dec. 31, 2014

Top 10 Dance/Classical Music Treasures of 2014

It was a year in which the personal shone through in dance and classical works small and large

Arts Feature, Dec. 31, 2014

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