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Robert Faires



Robert Faires is Arts Editor for The Austin Chronicle, where he's been covering the local arts scene for more than 30 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 75 theatrical productions across the city as an actor, director, and writer.

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Moontower Comedy 2018: More Comics Named

On, Ryan! On, Preacher! On, Colin! On, Ali! On 39 more jokers!

Arts Daily, Dec. 5, 2017 12:30 PM

Esther's Follies: The Laughs, the Gossip, and the Story Behind Texas' Most Celebrated Comedy Troupe

In his history of Esther's Follies, author Jesse Sublett follows the flow of four decades of frivolity

Arts Feature, Nov. 30, 2017

The Vortex’s Wild Horses

This staging of Allison Gregory’s new play takes you back to your 13th summer with all its freedom and fear

Arts Review, Nov. 30, 2017

Turk Pipkin's Book of the Every Other Month Club

When you subscribe to this service, you get six volumes, Kenya gets three libraries

Arts Feature, Nov. 21, 2017

More Galleries Going, Going, …

Pump Project, HOPE, Co-Lab DEMO forced to move in 2018

Arts Daily, Nov. 20, 2017 4:12 PM

Wizard World Austin 2017

The traveling comic con materializes here again Nov. 17-19

Arts Feature, Nov. 16, 2017

UT Dance Repertory Theatre’s Fall for Dance

Work after work in this program emphatically spoke to current events, to the here and now

Arts Review, Nov. 16, 2017

Van Ryzin Launches Online Arts Magazine

Nonprofit Sightlines to offer cultural journalism, criticism

Arts Daily, Nov. 13, 2017 3:16 PM

November Is Austin Art Month

With EAST, POP Austin, and the Creek Show, who's to argue?

Arts Daily, Nov. 10, 2017 7:00 PM

East Austin Studio Tour 2017

Where to find the 411 on the 505 stops on this year’s EAST

Arts Feature, Nov. 9, 2017

Snapshots of EAST ’17

Five East Austin Studio Tour stops where you can see photography in a new light

Arts Feature, Nov. 9, 2017

One Ounce Opera’s Second Fresh Squeezed Ounce of Art Song

This second program of new art songs proved the form is not just alive but relevant

Arts Review, Nov. 9, 2017

The Prey of Gods

In a future South Africa, writer Nicky Drayden deftly mixes gods and robots and shows us how they and humans deal with change

Arts Review, Nov. 9, 2017

Texas Book Festival 2017

Lovers of the literary, you’re needed at the Capitol for this year’s TBF, stat!

Arts Feature, Nov. 2, 2017

Lake|Flato's Impact on Austin

The firm behind the new library has changed our city's look

Arts Daily, Oct. 31, 2017 4:30 PM

Checking Out Austin's New Central Library

Yes, the city’s “Library of the Future” still has books, but this 21st century facility is about so much more

Arts Feature, Oct. 26, 2017

Au Revoir, Le Bonheur de Vivre

Doug Jaques' award-winning 24th St. mural gets painted over

Arts Daily, Oct. 25, 2017 3:40 PM

2017 Payne Theatre Award Winners

Lotta love for Nevermore, Drowning Girls, Agent Andromeda

Arts Daily, Oct. 25, 2017 9:38 AM

Zach Theatre's Singin' in the Rain

This stage take on the silver-screen musical really comes alive when it breaks free of the familiar film's grip

Arts Review, Oct. 19, 2017

La Follia Plays J.S. Bach’s Greatest Chamber Music

Choosing Bach’s top chamber works may be impossible, but the baroque ensemble made a convincing case for five not-easy pieces in this concert

Arts Review, Oct. 19, 2017

Moontower Comedy 2018:
First Headliners Announced

"Weird Al," Birbiglia, and Haddish inked for joke jamboree

Arts Daily, Oct. 13, 2017 11:46 AM

Dick Clark Leaves UT Major Gifts

Late architect funds chair, scholarship at Architecture School

Arts Daily, Oct. 6, 2017 2:30 PM

Road-Tripping for the 2017 Texas Biennial

To curate this edition of the contemporary art survey, Leslie Moody Castro took an epic road trip across the Lone Star State

Arts Feature, Sep. 28, 2017

2017 Texas Biennial: Putting It Together

Leslie Moody Castro on reviving the show after four years

Arts Daily, Sep. 27, 2017 3:00 PM

Tom Hanks Joins 2017 Texas Book Festival

Oscar-winning actor will promote his book Uncommon Type

Arts Daily, Sep. 26, 2017 12:20 PM

Ransom Center Lands Ondaatje Archive

Author of The English Patient sends papers to UT

Arts Daily, Sep. 26, 2017 9:00 AM

Ground Floor Theatre's Long Comeback

With Gibberish Mostly, Lisa Scheps' company makes its long-awaited return to the stage scene

Arts Feature, Sep. 21, 2017

2017 Payne Theatre Award Nominees

E.A. Poe musical Nevermore leads the way with 11 noms

Arts Daily, Sep. 20, 2017 12:05 PM

Austin Arts Give Harvey Relief

Comedy and classical music benefits raise $280K for Houston

Arts Daily, Sep. 14, 2017 11:01 AM

Texas Book Festival 2017: The Full List

Dan Rather, Jeffrey Eugenides, the Bush sisters, and 291 more

Arts Daily, Sep. 12, 2017 8:00 PM

Staging Building the Wall Before Trump Builds His Wall

Robert Schenkkan races to get his latest work on stage

Arts Feature, Aug. 31, 2017

Generic Ensemble Company’s Collection

GenEnCo uses an eclectic mix of objects to explore how relics of relationships past keep us connected to love

Arts Review, Aug. 31, 2017

The Last Sure Thing

Stand-up showcase ends five-year run with new live recording

Arts Daily, Aug. 26, 2017 4:30 PM

Texas Biennial 2017: The When, the Who

Big Medium announces dates and artists for statewide show

Arts Daily, Aug. 24, 2017 10:10 AM

Out of Bounds Comedy Festival 2017

Who gets the last laugh on an Austin summer?

Arts Feature, Aug. 24, 2017

A New Cuppa Tea in Tripoli

Actress Bernadette Nason takes tales of a year in Libya and brews a potent memoir

Arts Feature, Aug. 17, 2017

Gale Theatre Company's TWENTYEIGHT

In this Afrofuturist drama by Tyler English-Beckwith, blacks labor to reach a safe space in space

Arts Review, Aug. 10, 2017

UT: Major Arts Commissions Announced

Landmarks will get new mural, CoFA a Spanish-language opera

Arts Daily, Aug. 4, 2017 4:00 PM

In Memoriam: Sam Shepard

The late writer-actor left lots of himself in Central Texas

Arts Daily, Aug. 3, 2017 1:08 PM

Six New Novels of Note by Austin Authors of Fantastic Literature

Previewing releases by Elizabeth Moon, Robert Jackson Bennett, Stina Leicht, Marshall Ryan Maresca, Lee Thomas, and C. Robert Cargill

Arts Feature, Aug. 3, 2017

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