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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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MASS Gallery Moving

Gallery leaving 507 Calles Saturday, selling art to fund move

Arts Daily, Jul. 19, 2018 2:26 PM

Forklift Danceworks' Dove Springs Swims

The company's latest community production showed why Dove Springs' pool matters to that neighborhood and to all of us as well

Arts Review, Jul. 19, 2018

Steve Parker Wins 2018 Tito's Prize

Big Medium selects composer/sound artist for $15,000 award

Arts Daily, Jul. 17, 2018 12:10 PM

July Is Crime Month: The Crime Blotter, Week 3

A curated guide to unlawful activities around town July 16-22

Arts Daily, Jul. 16, 2018 5:34 PM

July Is Crime Month: The Crime Blotter, Week 2

A curated guide to unlawful activities around town July 9-15

Arts Daily, Jul. 9, 2018 3:45 PM

Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke

A double murder in an East Texas town draws a black Texas Ranger deep into the shadows of the Piney Woods and the tangled race relations there

Arts Review, Jul. 5, 2018

July Is Crime Month: The Crime Blotter, Week 1

A curated guide to unlawful activities around town July 4-8

Arts Daily, Jul. 4, 2018 12:25 PM

Music to Wave Flags By

The 411 on the 4th of July concerts in the 512 and environs

Arts Daily, Jun. 29, 2018 1:45 PM

Primed for Some Literary Vibranium?

Readers say, "Austin African American Book Festival forever!"

Books Daily, Jun. 22, 2018 4:00 PM

Fair Youth Make Fairer Shakespeare

Two fine chances to see young people make the Bard come alive

Arts Daily, Jun. 21, 2018 5:45 PM

Austin's Artspace Crisis and Microvenues

Are home art galleries and mini-performance venues the answer to the space crunch?

Arts Feature, Jun. 21, 2018

Spectrum Theatre Company's Juneteenth Chronicles

With this play, Crystal Bird Caviel honors ancestors who were slaves and her colleague, the late Dr. Billy F. Harden

Arts Feature, Jun. 14, 2018

Heartland Theatre Collective’s Little Bird

The vulnerability of small things is at the heart of Nicole Oglesby’s drama of girls and ghosts in East Texas bayou country

Arts Review, Jun. 14, 2018

The Ransom Center's "Vaudeville!"

This exhibition reveals how the history of that entertainment form is really the history of the U.S.

Arts Feature, Jun. 7, 2018

The Critics Table's Crème de la Crème

The winners of the 2017-18 Austin Critics Table Awards

Arts Daily, Jun. 5, 2018 1:35 PM

Glass Half Full Theatre's Polly Mermaid: Apocalypse WOW!

This playful eco-fable by Caroline Reck and Indigo Rael creates a surprising plastic paradise under the sea

Arts Review, May. 31, 2018

The Austin Arts Hall of Fame Class of 2018

Actor/director Norman Blumensaadt, dance artists Kathy Dunn Hamrick and Anuradha Naimpally, and philanthropists Jeanne and Michael Klein join the ranks of cultural heroes

Arts Feature, May. 24, 2018

Generic Ensemble Company's Carmen

This devised work shares the name of Bizet's opera, but it has its own story to tell, one that's modern, irreverent and funny

Arts Review, May. 24, 2018

Margaret Perry: A Life of Music

Classical community honors the late educator in concert Friday

Arts Daily, May. 23, 2018 1:46 PM

Unscripted: Sexy Future Space Lady

What says summer fun more than out-of-this-world lovin' with a Sexy Future Space Lady? Especially improvised!

Arts Feature, May. 17, 2018

American Berserk Theatre's Killer Girls

When the killer girls of this timely satire strike back at abusive bros, revenge is sweet, smart, and hilarious

Arts Review, May. 17, 2018

Critics Name Cream of the Cultural Crop

The nominees for the 2017-18 Austin Critics Table Awards

Arts Daily, May. 14, 2018 8:36 AM

Picks for the 2018 West Austin Studio Tour

When you head WEST, stop here

Arts Feature, May. 10, 2018

Tapestry Dance Company's April Fools

This remount of the tap troupe's valentine to vaudeville brought the old art form back with delights in abundance

Arts Review, May. 10, 2018

Filigree Theatre’s Trio

In Sheila Cowley’s new play, questions of identity arise for three people during the creation of a play

Arts Review, May. 3, 2018

Moontower Comedy 2018: Ali Siddiq

The Houston comedian on taking his act back behind bars

Arts Daily, Apr. 19, 2018 3:30 PM

Fusebox and Moontower Fests

Fill your weekend with experimental performance art and/or laughs

Arts Feature, Apr. 19, 2018

Tyler Mount's Broadway Success

Playbill vlog king hosts High School Musical Theatre Awards

Arts Daily, Apr. 18, 2018 1:25 PM

2018 Arts Hall of Famers Announced

Kleins, Hamrick, Naimpally, and Blumensaadt to be inducted

Arts Daily, Apr. 16, 2018 9:01 AM

The Many Projects of Lawrence Wright

From TV to the stage the local writer has been busy

Arts Feature, Apr. 12, 2018

Update: Fate of UT's Fine Arts Library

Provost OKs recommendations to preserve, upgrade fifth floor

Arts Daily, Apr. 11, 2018 2:55 PM

Review: con flama

Salvage Vanguard puts us on the bus for an illuminating ride

Arts Daily, Apr. 6, 2018 4:15 PM

Courage Moves in Ballet Austin's Exit Wounds

For his new dance, choreographer Stephen Mills turned to moments of inspiration in his own life

Arts Feature, Apr. 5, 2018

Moontower Comedy 2018: Full Lineup, Schedule

Amanda Seales, Dulcé Sloan, Ted Leo late additions to fun

Arts Daily, Mar. 30, 2018 12:42 PM

Changes at UT’s Fine Arts Library Cause a Rift in the College of Fine Arts

Showdown on the fifth floor

Arts Feature, Mar. 29, 2018

“Julie Libersat: Paved Paradise” at W&TW

This interactive solo exhibition may have you looking at malls in a very different way

Arts Review, Mar. 22, 2018

In Memoriam: Draylen Mason

Remembering the gifted young bassist who lost his life

Arts Daily, Mar. 16, 2018 6:25 PM

In Memoriam: Ken Johnson

Remembering the versatile theatre artist, who died March 2

Arts Daily, Mar. 8, 2018 6:00 PM

SXSW Turns the Tables on Comedy Connoisseur Dick Cavett

The veteran talk-show host matters because he took the art of being funny seriously

Arts Feature, Mar. 8, 2018

The Comedian's Comedian Live Podcast Recording at SXSW

Stuart Goldsmith gets under the skin and psyches of professional stand-ups

Arts Feature, Mar. 8, 2018

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