Robert Faires

Arts

Robert Faires is Arts Editor for The Austin Chronicle, where he's been covering the local arts scene for more than 30 years. He's a member of the American Theatre Critics Association, and 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 75 theatrical productions across the city as an actor, director, and writer.

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Different Stages' <i>Gliders</i>
Different Stages' Gliders
Rita Anderson's domestic drama sets one family's frictions against the backdrop of the Apollo 11 mission

Arts, Feb. 27, 2020

<i>Big Wonderful Thing: A History of Texas</i> Lives Up to Its Title
Big Wonderful Thing: A History of Texas Lives Up to Its Title
Stephen Harrigan chronicles the Lone Star State’s last 500 years

Arts, Feb. 27, 2020

The Contemporary Austin Finds Its New Head in the Headlands
The Contemporary Austin Finds Its New Head in the Headlands
The museum's new director, sharon maidenberg, has run a renowned multidisciplinary arts center in the Bay Area for 10 years

Arts, Feb. 27, 2020

Zach Theatre's <i>Every Brilliant Thing</i>
Every Brilliant Thing
This production of Duncan Macmillan's solo show gives audiences a reason to live – make that a million reasons

Arts, Feb. 13, 2020

Austin's Rembrandt of Dog Portraits
Austin's Rembrandt of Dog Portraits
The Austin artist is an Old Master when it comes to custom pooch portraits

Features, Feb. 13, 2020

Moontower Comedy 2020: Wave 3
Moontower Comedy 2020: Wave 3
Marlon Wayans, Chris Fleming, and more inked as headliners

Arts, Feb. 7, 2020

Filigree Theatre's <i>The Turn of the Screw</i>
Filigree Theatre's The Turn of the Screw
The carefully crafted atmosphere in the staging of this ghost story may have you wondering if unseen spirits are lurking in the dark

Arts, Feb. 6, 2020

Renee Davis' 25 Years as Harriet Tubman in <i>Sister Moses</i>
Renee Davis' 25 Years as Harriet Tubman in Sister Moses
The dancer talks about her quarter-century of walking in the footsteps of this legendary conductor on the Underground Railroad

Arts, Feb. 6, 2020

Matthew Patin Named Texas Book Festival Literary Director
Matthew Patin Named Texas Book Festival Literary Director
Local writer/editor will book authors for fest's 25th year

Arts, Jan. 29, 2020

In Memoriam: Peg Miller
In Memoriam: Peg Miller
Last call for the big-hearted co-owner of Chicago House

Arts, Jan. 27, 2020

Jarrott Productions' <i>The Niceties</i>
Jarrott Productions' The Niceties
In this staging of Eleanor Burgess' drama, the frictions of American society catch fire in an academic's office

Arts, Jan. 23, 2020

Moontower Comedy 2020: The Second Wave
Moontower Comedy 2020: The Second Wave
Thirty-two more comics plus new podcasts added to the lineup

Arts, Jan. 17, 2020

Austin Opera Sets Audiences Atop the World's Tallest Mountain
Austin Opera Sets Audiences Atop the World's Tallest Mountain
Joby Talbot's adventurous new opera scales Everest

Arts, Jan. 16, 2020

Austin Symphony Orchestra:
Austin Symphony Orchestra: "Rach Star"
Orion Weiss played Rachmaninoff's Third Piano Concerto with the ASO, and we were spellbound

Arts, Jan. 16, 2020

Vision 2020: Austin Books We're Looking Forward to in the New Year
Vision 2020: Austin Books We're Looking Forward to in the New Year
Some local writers' books due out in 2020 we're eager to read

Arts, Jan. 9, 2020

ISHIDA Dance Company's <i>Beginning / αρχή</i>
ISHIDA Dance Company's Beginning / αρχή
This contemporary dance troupe's dynamic debut with "small bites" whetted the appetite for a full meal

Arts, Jan. 9, 2020

Austin's Throwing a Big Bash for Beethoven in 2020
Austin's Throwing a Big Bash for Beethoven in 2020
The classical community is lighting 250 candles for this musical superhero

Arts, Jan. 9, 2020

Vision 2020:
Vision 2020: "Deborah Roberts: I'm"
Nationally known Austin artist will get a solo show at home

Arts, Jan. 9, 2020

ISHIDA Dance Makes Its Debut
ISHIDA Dance Makes Its Debut
A world-class contemporary dance troupe for Austin makes its first moves

Arts, Jan. 3, 2020

The Contemporary Austin's
"The Sorcerer's Burden: Contemporary Art and the Anthropological Turn"
This ambitious exhibition reveals inquiring anthropologists within today's artists

Arts, Jan. 3, 2020

In Memoriam: Bob
In Memoriam: Bob "Daddy-o" Wade
A fond farewell to the original trickster of Lone Star art

Arts, Dec. 27, 2019

Hideout Theatre's <i>The Hallmark Holiday Musical</i>
Hideout Theatre's The Hallmark Holiday Musical
This delightful improvised spin on Hallmark Christmas movies has just what the real things never do: surprises

Arts, Dec. 27, 2019

"Tia J. Boyd: Future Inhabitants" at the Carver
The photographer's portraits of warrior women reveal the subjects' power and beauty in a post-postapocalyptic world

Arts, Dec. 27, 2019

Robert Faires' Top 10 Theatre Treasures of 2019
Robert Faires' Top 10 Theatre Treasures of 2019
History came alive and exceptional ensembles propelled the year’s most memorable shows

Arts, Dec. 19, 2019

Robert Faires' Top 10 Joys in Dance and Classical in 2019
Robert Faires' Top 10 Joys in Dance and Classical in 2019
It was a year in which the bold and the beautiful made strong impressions in dance and music

Arts, Dec. 19, 2019

Ventana Ballet's <i>The Watchmaker's Song</i>
The Watchmaker's Song
This playful take on The Nutcracker lets audiences in on the action and brings a new magic to the familiar ballet

Arts, Dec. 19, 2019

Interview With Benjamin Markovits
Interview With Benjamin Markovits
The Christmas in Austin author talks about his former home

Books, Dec. 17, 2019

Humanities Texas Holiday Book Fair Has Something for Reader on Your Gift List
Humanities Texas Holiday Book Fair Has Something for Reader on Your Gift List
Twenty-three Lone Star literary lights will be at Humanities Texas' annual shopping event

Arts, Dec. 5, 2019

Benjamin Markovits’ <i>Christmas in Austin</i>
Benjamin Markovits' Christmas in Austin
In this novel of a family gathering for the holidays, Austin serves as a mirror for the characters, and perhaps for the reader

Arts, Dec. 5, 2019

Janine Barchas’ <i>The Lost Books of Jane Austen</i>
Janine Barchas’ The Lost Books of Jane Austen
In this nonfiction book, the local scholar provides fresh insight into the ways that Jane Austen became Jane Austen, literary superstar

Arts, Dec. 5, 2019

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