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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.

171 articles in 2011   •   page 1 of 5

In Memoriam: Jennifer Bourianoff

ASO's longtime Assistant Concertmaster has passed away.

Arts Daily, Dec. 29, 2011 5:40 PM

Oh, the Places You'll Go!

How Parallelogramophonograph survived Scotland and became a better improv troupe

Arts Feature, Dec. 29, 2011

Lisa D'Amour

Where in the world is Detroit?

Arts Feature, Dec. 29, 2011

All Over Creation: Home-Cooked Art

You can't beat the taste of a concert or play reading made in your own home

Arts Column, Dec. 29, 2011

God of Carnage

This show offers a gleeful thrill like that long, first drop on a roller coaster

Arts Review, Dec. 29, 2011

All Over Creation: Hit Where You Live

A recital at a holiday soiree confirms there's no place like home for art

Arts Column, Dec. 22, 2011

Forklift Danceworks

Ballet for Bay

Arts Feature, Dec. 22, 2011

Ballet Austin

Big Apple scores big with 'NAT/D' 4

Arts Feature, Dec. 22, 2011

All Over Creation: Regifting

There may be new life in old Scrooge yet, thanks to creative Austin artists

Arts Column, Dec. 15, 2011

Arts Awards

Area visual artists win support for 2012 projects

Arts Feature, Dec. 15, 2011

'View From Within'

Photographers rally around one of their own

Arts Feature, Dec. 15, 2011

Cuento Navideño: Bah Humbug in the Barrio

A Latina Scrooge has a change of heart in this sweet adaptation of A Christmas Carol

Arts Review, Dec. 15, 2011

Marvel Vs. DC Comics: Who Clobbered Whom?

The Dionysium's comics debate did not turn out as predicted

Arts Daily, Dec. 8, 2011 7:45 PM

'Mapping Time'

El Anatsui charts the geography of Africa from then to now

Arts Feature, Dec. 8, 2011

All Over Creation: First Flight

The thrill of seeing a young artist take that great leap forward creatively

Arts Column, Dec. 8, 2011

Kirk Lynn

For he's a jolly good fellow

Arts Feature, Dec. 8, 2011

Arts Awards

A fall harvest of theatre, dance, and architecture prizes

Arts Feature, Dec. 8, 2011

For He's a Jolly Good Fellow

Kirk Lynn earns a $50K fellowship from United States Artists

Arts Daily, Dec. 5, 2011 5:07 PM

The Adventures of Tintin: Season One

Screens Feature, Dec. 1, 2011

All Over Creation: Occupied World Seat

The doors to the theatre don't keep the world out, and that can be a good thing

Arts Column, Dec. 1, 2011

Julie Speed

It is, it is a glorious thing to be a Pirate Queen!

Arts Feature, Dec. 1, 2011

Digestible Feats

Fusebox Festival's culinary arts series pours a double shot of seasonal sauce

Arts Feature, Dec. 1, 2011

All Over Creation: Under the Influence

So what does being named one of the nation's most influential critics really mean?

Arts Column, Nov. 23, 2011


Feral hogs invade Laguna Gloria (sorta)

Arts Feature, Nov. 23, 2011

Quip 'n Slide

How's your 20/20 vision?

Arts Feature, Nov. 17, 2011

So You Think You Can Paint?

Reality TV-style art competition returns for Season Two

Arts Feature, Nov. 17, 2011

All Over Creation: For Those Who Took Us In

Raising a glass to the generation that gave us a place in this community

Arts Feature, Nov. 17, 2011

Austin Creative Alliance

Marcy Hoen's work for the ACA has won her the executive director gig permanently

Arts Feature, Nov. 17, 2011

Austin Playhouse

The theatre company makes a temporary home for itself in an industrial tent

Arts Feature, Nov. 17, 2011

A Neighborhood's Story

John Langmore turns his lens on East Austin and discovers a rich history and community

Arts Feature, Nov. 10, 2011

11/11 EAST Stops

The Chronicle Arts editor's recommendations for the 2011 tour

Arts Feature, Nov. 10, 2011

Arthouse/Austin Museum of Art

The boards of the two museums have voted to merge, but what does that mean?

Arts Feature, Nov. 10, 2011

All Over Creation: Who's on First?

Are we looking at the wrong statistics for measuring a win in the arts?

Arts Column, Nov. 10, 2011

All Over Creation: Award Fever

Whenever you feel like throwing a pillow over the Payne Awards, consider this

Arts Column, Nov. 3, 2011

All Over Creation: Here Today ...

Site-specific art that exists so briefly says a lot about Austin

Arts Column, Oct. 27, 2011

Music in Architecture – Architecture in Music

More songs about buildings and space

Arts Feature, Oct. 20, 2011

All Over Creation: Let's Get Lost

Art can carry you to some wonderful places if you just don't think so much

Arts Column, Oct. 20, 2011

Austin x Design

Arts Feature, Oct. 6, 2011

All Over Creation: So Little, So Much

When it comes to the theatrical, the smart choice is to go bare

Arts Column, Oct. 6, 2011

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

With a simple, smart approach, Soubrette's debut show takes home the prize

Arts Review, Oct. 6, 2011

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