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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Draylen Mason Is Still Being Remembered, and How Matters
Draylen Mason Is Still Being Remembered, and How Matters
A year after his death, we should do as Draylen did

Arts, March 21, 2019

Dance Repertory Theatre's <i>Fortitude</i>
Dance Repertory Theatre's Fortitude
In this spring concert, a profound and moving tribute to a missing member of the Theatre & Dance Department community

Arts, March 21, 2019

Batman’s Iconic Emblem Lights up Lady Bird Lake for Caped Crusader’s 80th Anniversary
Batman’s Iconic Emblem Lights up Lady Bird Lake for Caped Crusader’s 80th Anniversary
Congress Ave. Bridge and its resident bats proved the perfect backdrop

Arts, March 18, 2019

DC Swoops Into SXSW to Kick Off Batman's 80th Anniversary
DC Swoops Into SXSW to Kick Off Batman's 80th Anniversary
To the Bat-Bridge, Robin!

Arts, March 15, 2019

The SXSW Keynote by Elon Musk Is James Adomian's Future Shtick
The SXSW Keynote by Elon Musk Is James Adomian's Future Shtick
A satirical look at what lies ahead for humanity, as the SpaceX founder might envision it

Arts, March 7, 2019

Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer Preview <i>Broad City</i>'s Finale at SXSW
Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer Preview Broad City's Finale at SXSW
The creators of the Comedy Central series also get back to their comedy roots with Upright Citizens Brigade

Arts, March 7, 2019

<i>The New Negroes</i> Showcases the Full Range of African-American Comedy at SXSW
The New Negroes Showcases the Full Range of African-American Comedy at SXSW
At the stand-up show hosted by Baron Vaughn and Open Mike Eagle, black laughs matter

Arts, March 7, 2019

How Local Opera Company LOLA Made the Play <i>Lardo Weeping</i> Sing
How Local Opera Company LOLA Made the Play Lardo Weeping Sing
Peter Stopschinski’s 17-year journey to bring Terry Galloway’s outsized, outspoken agoraphobe to the stage

Arts, March 7, 2019

Zach Theatre Lands Terrence McNally World Premiere
Zach Theatre Lands Terrence McNally World Premiere
Tony-winning playwright revises Fire and Air into new drama

Arts, March 5, 2019

This Is America: Part Two
This Is America: Part Two
More from the Notes From the Field cast on living black

Arts, Feb. 28, 2019

This Is America: Part One
This Is America: Part One
Zach's Notes From the Field cast on living black

Arts, Feb. 28, 2019

The Challenge of Playing Living People in Zach Theatre's <i>Notes From the Field</i>
The Challenge of Playing Living People in Zach Theatre's Notes From the Field
The cast discusses how hard it can be getting into the skin of living people in Anna Deavere Smith's play

Arts, Feb. 28, 2019

Ground Floor Theatre's <i>black do crack</i>
Ground Floor Theatre's black do crack
In this new solo show, writer-performer Florinda Bryant shatters the myth that black women must go it alone

Arts, Feb. 28, 2019

SXSW Comedy: Your 2019 Lineup
SXSW Comedy: Your 2019 Lineup
Leading the laughs: Griffin, The Daily Show, and Elon Musk?

Arts, Feb. 26, 2019

Zach Theatre's <i>Hedwig and the Angry Inch</i>
Zach Theatre's Hedwig and the Angry Inch
This revival gives the trans singer's identity crisis a punk lullaby with rockin' style

Arts, Feb. 21, 2019

In Memoriam: Gina Lalli
In Memoriam: Gina Lalli
Pioneer of Indian classical dance in Austin dies at age 89

Arts, Feb. 19, 2019

Moontower Comedy 2019: Final Headliners
Moontower Comedy 2019: Final Headliners
Nick Offerman, Hari Kandabolu lead third wave of comics

Arts, Feb. 15, 2019

The Vortex Repertory Company's <i>Heartland</i>
The Vortex Repertory Company's Heartland
Gabriel Jason Dean's new drama makes a sensitive study of three people in two different countries and where they belong

Arts, Feb. 7, 2019

SXSW 2019 Announces Art Programs
SXSW 2019 Announces Art Programs
Seven installations and conference sessions on art scheduled

Arts, Feb. 6, 2019

UT Hires Playwrights Annie Baker and Branden Jacob-Jenkins
UT Hires Playwrights Annie Baker and Branden Jacob-Jenkins
MacArthur Fellows will teach in theatre department, Michener Center

Arts, Jan. 30, 2019

<i>The Supper Club</i> Gives Artists of Color Important Space to Be Seen and Heard
The Supper Club Gives Artists of Color Important Space to Be Seen and Heard
Elia Alba’s multifaceted project at the UT Visual Arts Center

Arts, Jan. 24, 2019

Conspirare's <i>Hope of Loving</i>
Conspirare's Hope of Loving
This concert of works by Jake Runestad conveyed a sense of love as a force that soothes, enlightens, and heals

Arts, Jan. 24, 2019

Second Wave of Acts Added to Moontower Comedy Festival 2019
Second Wave of Acts Added to Moontower Comedy Festival 2019
Latest list of headliners shows Moontower up Schitt's Creek

Arts, Jan. 18, 2019

Austin Symphony Orchestra's <i>Variation Voyage</i>
Austin Symphony Orchestra's Variation Voyage
ASO's first concert of 2019 had us hearing all sorts of feels, but Leon Fleisher's piano also got us thinking

Arts, Jan. 17, 2019

In <i>Heartland</i>, Playwright Gabriel Jason Dean Makes the War in Afghanistan Personal
In Heartland, Playwright Gabriel Jason Dean Makes the War in Afghanistan Personal
Michener Center alumnus' latest drama turns down the volume of war

Arts, Jan. 17, 2019

Carol Channing (1921-2019)
Carol Channing (1921-2019)
After eight decades in show biz, it’s finally “Goodbye, Dolly”

Arts, Jan. 16, 2019

Celebrating the Women of Flatbed Press at PrintAustin 2019
Celebrating the Women of Flatbed Press at PrintAustin 2019
Elisabet Ney Museum gives Austin's world-class press its historic due

Arts, Jan. 10, 2019

A Brief Introduction to PrintAustin 2019
A Brief Introduction to PrintAustin 2019
The sixth citywide celebration of “original multiples” features more than 40 exhibits, an expo, and a masquerade ball

Arts, Jan. 10, 2019

Who You Run With
Zach Theatre's Tortoise and Hare
This delightful, inspiring musical teaches us there's more to the story than the amazing race

Arts, Jan. 3, 2019

Austin Playwright’s Final Play Might Have Died With Him, but a Community Joined Together to Ensure Its Survival
Austin Playwright’s Final Play Might Have Died With Him, but a Community Joined Together to Ensure Its Survival
Saving Jason Tremblay’s Gretel! The Musical

Arts, Jan. 3, 2019

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