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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 2019: The First Wave

Festival welcomes Jenny Slate and David Spade as headliners

Arts Daily, Nov. 9, 2018 3:30 PM

Dimension Gallery Shows Support for Art and Artists at EAST

The 2018 East Austin Studio Tour bears fruit with help from local artspace

Arts Feature, Nov. 8, 2018

Review: Until the Flood

Theatre en Bloc makes a sacred space for us to hear Ferguson

Arts Daily, Nov. 7, 2018 6:05 PM

2018 B. Iden Payne Award Winners

Top honors go to Drowsy Chaperone and Fixing Troilus

Arts Daily, Nov. 7, 2018 5:30 PM

Macbeth's Myriad of Misfortunes

The Scottish Play – still cursed after all these years

Arts Daily, Nov. 2, 2018 4:15 PM

Doctuh Mistuh and Penfold Theatre's Nevermore

In Jonathan Christenson's musical, Edgar Allan Poe's life is imagined as a spooky, entrancing dance of the spirits

Arts Review, Nov. 1, 2018

Joel Hodgson on MST30K

Reflecting on 30 years on the Satellite of Love

Arts Daily, Oct. 31, 2018 4:30 PM

Conspirare Sings at Matthew Shepard Interment

Austin choral ensemble performed at National Cathedral service

Arts Daily, Oct. 26, 2018 5:02 PM

Ben Fountain on Beautiful Country Burn Again

In his new book, the author lights up 2016 to make sense of that crazy, intense year

Arts Feature, Oct. 25, 2018

Books to Prep You for the Texas Book Festival

The read goes on forever at the 2018 Texas Book Festival

Arts Feature, Oct. 25, 2018

Austin Symphony's Happy Birthday, Lenny

In its concert celebrating Bernstein, the ASO shows the composer giving his all in even the briefest of works

Arts Review, Oct. 25, 2018

Theatre Synesthesia's The Fault

In Katie Bender's play, an American family tries to save itself from being shaken apart

Arts Review, Oct. 18, 2018

A Dance Writer Moves On

After a decade with the Chron, Jonelle Seitz takes her leave

Arts Daily, Oct. 17, 2018 1:40 PM

Liz Fisher Wins Princess Grace Award

Austin theatre artist receives national arts scholarship

Arts Daily, Oct. 16, 2018 5:00 PM

City Arts Funding: The Resolution

Council approves 2019 funding, ponders next move

News Feature, Oct. 11, 2018

Prima Doñas' LatiNacional: tu casa es mi casa

The improv troupe behind Latinauts gives 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue a makeover like the country has never seen

Arts Review, Oct. 11, 2018

Austin's Paranormal Activity

Four places to check out if you ain't afraid of no ghosts

Arts Daily, Oct. 10, 2018 2:50 PM

City Arts Funding: The Resolution

Council approves FY 19 arts funding, ponders its next move

Arts Daily, Oct. 8, 2018 10:00 AM

En Route Productions' *some humans were harmed in the making of this show

CB Goodman's play is memorable for its exuberant satire, but an abrupt hairpin turn toward the serious makes the show even more memorable

Arts Review, Oct. 4, 2018

The Arts Funding Matrix: Reloaded

Arts Commission's FY 19 funding adjustments head to Council

Arts Daily, Oct. 2, 2018 5:00 PM

Bach N' Beats

Austin Symphony musicians mix it up with DJs at the Parish

Arts Daily, Sep. 27, 2018 2:40 PM

Jennifer Higdon, American Voice

One of this nation's most acclaimed and active composers, on our rich melting pot of music

Arts Feature, Sep. 27, 2018

Hyde Park Theatre's Confessions of a Mexpatriate

Raul Garza's solo show tells us that finding your true self in another country isn't easy

Arts Review, Sep. 27, 2018

City Arts Funding Tempest

Unexpected Cultural Contracts cuts cause concern

News Feature, Sep. 20, 2018

Fast Forward Austin Does Compute

New-music champions science the shit out of its upcoming concert with The Difference Engine

Arts Feature, Sep. 20, 2018

Austin Playhouse's Monroe

In Lisa B. Thompson's tender drama, young African-Americans work out where they belong in the world

Arts Review, Sep. 20, 2018

Miró Quartet at Bates Recital Hall

The ensemble's opening concert for its 15th season as UT's Faculty-Quartet-in-Residence was uplifting in a number of ways

Arts Review, Sep. 20, 2018

Capital T Theatre's The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?

This production of Edward Albee's play shows that hubris and catastrophe are as much a part of America now as in ancient Greece

Arts Review, Sep. 13, 2018

Jason Phelps & Co.'s Landfallen – the lost and found

This new work of dance-theatre takes us on journeys through wild wastes and personal histories, but leaves us in a place of hope

Arts Review, Sep. 6, 2018

Texas Book Festival 2018: The Full List

Lineup includes Cecile Richards, Julián Castro, + 280 more

Arts Daily, Aug. 29, 2018 8:00 PM

Out of Bounds Comedy Festival 2018: Picks

In the bounty of improv, sketch, & stand-up, some of our picks

Arts Daily, Aug. 28, 2018 7:00 AM

Review: dat Black Mermaid Man Lady

Let Sharon Bridgforth's performance installation wash over you

Arts Daily, Aug. 24, 2018 1:05 PM

Austin Scottish Rite Theater's Wit

In this production, people are there for one another and no one has to face the end alone

Arts Review, Aug. 23, 2018

Ground Floor Theatre's There and Back

This new play by Raul Garza lets us spend a lifetime with an immigrant and all the decisions she makes

Arts Review, Aug. 16, 2018

ZM3 Live Productions' Echo of a Refugee ... Me?

Zell Miller III's latest was a state of the city address that called out Austin for gentrification and policies harmful to its black citizens

Arts Review, Aug. 16, 2018

Summer Stock Austin's Rob1n

This new musical brings Sherwood Forest's noble outlaw to our time with a message of togetherness

Arts Review, Aug. 9, 2018

Paper Chairs' The Audience

Elizabeth Doss' adaptation of García Lorca's unfinished play is less a drama than a dream, unbound by logic, reason, or convention

Arts Review, Aug. 9, 2018

Austin Classical Guitar's dream

The quality of the music in this concert was exceptional, but what made it special was the quality of the listening

Arts Review, Aug. 9, 2018

Nicole Eisenman Receives Booth/FLAG Art Prize

NYC artist is the first recipient of the $200,000 award

Arts Daily, Aug. 6, 2018 12:35 PM

Zilker Theatre Productions' All Shook Up

Take Elvis at his silliest, mix in Twelfth Night, stir playfully, and you have the latest Zilker Summer Musical

Arts Review, Aug. 2, 2018

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