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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Trust the Process in Gesel Mason's <i>burst!</i>
Trust the Process in Gesel Mason's burst!
In this Texas Theatre & Dance project, students learn to undo

Arts, Feb. 25, 2021

"Deborah Roberts: I'm" at the Contemporary Austin
In the exhibition at the Contemporary Austin, we learn what it is to be seen and not seen

Arts, Feb. 18, 2021

Live Comedy Clubs Are Coming Back
Live Comedy Clubs Are Coming Back
NYC's the Creek & the Cave moves to ATX, Cap City gets revived

Arts, Feb. 11, 2021

"The Art of the Hollywood Backdrop" Provides a Close-up on Cinema's Scenic Paintings
The exhibition of 12 vintage backdrops painted for MGM films reveals their techniques for creating grand illusions

Arts, Feb. 11, 2021

<i>The Swallowed Man</i> by Edward Carey
The Swallowed Man
The Austin author's rich and strange take on Pinocchio has Geppetto tell the story from the belly of the giant fish

Arts, Feb. 4, 2021

KMFA's New Home Brings the Community Into Contact With Music
KMFA's New Home Brings the Community Into Contact With Music
Austin's classical music radio station has a new building where people can see the sounds

Arts, Jan. 28, 2021

The Blanton Museum Undertakes a $35 Million Makeover of Its Grounds
The Blanton Museum Undertakes a $35 Million Makeover of Its Grounds
With the international architectural firm Snøhetta, the UT museum will add community spaces and art to its outdoor experience

Arts, Jan. 21, 2021

Andrea Ariel Dances for Democracy
Andrea Ariel Dances for Democracy
On Sunday, the artist's dancing mailbox was a Capitol surprise

Arts, Jan. 20, 2021

"The Femme Abstract"
Moya McIntyre’s second edition of this group show ushers in the new year with a glorious plenitude of color and imagery

Arts, Jan. 7, 2021

<i>Hotrod Golgotha</i> by W. Joe Hoppe
Hotrod Golgotha
In this collection, the Austin poet delivers a high octane paean to cars and all that makes them cool

Arts, Dec. 30, 2020

<i>The Zealot and the Emancipator</i> by H.W. Brands
The Zealot and the Emancipator by H.W. Brands
This history by the UT professor offers a new look at John Brown and Abraham Lincoln: side by side

Arts, Dec. 23, 2020

Review: <i>The Nutcracker: Home for the Holidays</i>
The Nutcracker: Home for the Holidays
Ballet Austin's virtual version of the seasonal staple dances you closer to the magic than ever before

Arts, Dec. 23, 2020

Robert Faires' Top 10 Works That Spoke to Me About 2020
Robert Faires' Top 10 Works That Spoke to Me About 2020
Throughout 2020, performances and books seemed to contain messages about the year – its trials, its traumas, and its echoes in history

Arts, Dec. 17, 2020

Old Friends John Doe and Michael Mogavero Combine Paintings and Poetry to Reach the
Old Friends John Doe and Michael Mogavero Combine Paintings and Poetry to Reach the "Promised Land"
The exhibition at Bale Creek Allen Gallery celebrates a 47-year-old friendship

Arts, Dec. 10, 2020

Austin's Holiday Art Bazaars Are Still Bringing Good Cheer
Austin's Holiday Art Bazaars Are Still Bringing Good Cheer
Who wouldn't love a creative gift by an area artist or artisan? Here's where you can find them.

Arts, Dec. 3, 2020

In a Thankless Year, 20 Austinites We're Thankful for in 2020
In a Thankless Year, 20 Austinites We're Thankful for in 2020
We single out some locals who have given us hope

Features, Nov. 25, 2020

Local Philanthropist and Activist Mary Herr Tally Celebrates Women's Suffrage
Local Philanthropist and Activist Mary Herr Tally Celebrates Women's Suffrage

Features, Nov. 25, 2020

Big Medium Makes the Austin Art Space Larger
Big Medium Makes the Austin Art Space Larger

Features, Nov. 25, 2020

Austin Justice Coalition's Chas Moore Keeps Fighting for Black and Brown Lives
Austin Justice Coalition's Chas Moore Keeps Fighting for Black and Brown Lives

Features, Nov. 25, 2020

Art Gets Its Seasonal Shopping Day: Artists Sunday
Art Gets Its Seasonal Shopping Day: Artists Sunday
Between Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, artists aim for a slice of the big holiday sales pie

Arts, Nov. 25, 2020

Federico Archuleta Has More Murals to Make
Federico Archuleta Has More Murals to Make
The artist who made “‘Til Death Do Us Part” isn’t letting the pandemic stop him from making art

Arts, Nov. 12, 2020

El Federico’s Greatest Hits
El Federico’s Greatest Hits
Where to find Federico Archuleta's murals around town

Arts, Nov. 12, 2020

Big Medium Fuses EAST and WEST Into the All-City Austin Studio Tour
Big Medium Fuses EAST and WEST Into the All-City Austin Studio Tour
This year's city-wide tour blends online exhibitions and virtual studio visits with self-guided tours of public art

Arts, Nov. 12, 2020

FuturX Has a Labyrinth of Latinx Performance You Won't Want to Exit
FuturX Has a Labyrinth of Latinx Performance You Won't Want to Exit
Director and festival founder Rudy Ramirez has assembled exceptional artists into a maze of new and avant-garde Latinx performance

Arts, Nov. 5, 2020

Blue Lapis Light's <i>Beyond the Clouds</i>
Blue Lapis Light's Beyond the Clouds
This aerial dance company's production brought its dancers down to earth but still lifted us up

Arts, Oct. 29, 2020

Penfold Theatre's Interactive Show <i>The Control Group</i> Lets You Fix the Future
Penfold Theatre's Interactive Show The Control Group Lets You Fix the Future
The sci-fi drama by phone calls on you to correct a crisis in the time stream

Arts, Oct. 22, 2020

For His Dance <i>(Re)current Unrest</i>, Charles O. Anderson Keeps Moving
For His Dance (Re)current Unrest, Charles O. Anderson Keeps Moving
Through the pandemic and other obstacles, the choreographer and UT teacher continues to adapt

Arts, Oct. 15, 2020

Let's Go Hide in the Delightful Designer Forts of Fortlandia
Let's Go Hide in the Delightful Designer Forts of Fortlandia
The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center brings back its fancy forts right when we need them

Arts, Oct. 1, 2020

In Memoriam: Jan Reid
In Memoriam: Jan Reid
Remembering the legendary author and Texas Monthly writer

Arts, Sept. 21, 2020

<i>Eklektikos</i> Host John Aielli Is Doing Very Well, Thank You
Eklektikos Host John Aielli Is Doing Very Well, Thank You
Austin radio mainstay recovering from June stroke

Arts, Sept. 17, 2020

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