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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.

162 articles in 2007   •   page 1 of 5

Magic Time

Oh, the sights you'll see at First Night Austin

Arts Feature, Dec. 28, 2007

Monumental Shift

Major personnel changes across the Austin arts scene signal the start of a new era

Arts Feature, Dec. 28, 2007

Austin Visual Arts: 'Art in America' surveys the scene

For a national magazine to do a story on Austin that's just about the visual arts scene is pretty much unheard of

Arts Feature, Dec. 28, 2007

Art City Austin: A new kind of art fair

Art Alliance Austin is calling on artists and architects to make work that will reinvent its annual art fair

Arts Feature, Dec. 28, 2007

Culture Flash!

The Blanton tweaks its schedule, Conspirare's fave composer takes the prize, and Hot September Flurries in June?

Arts Column, Dec. 28, 2007

Plaid Tidings

Forever Plaid's seasonal sequel delivers just what's wanted this time of year: Tidings of comfort and joy

Arts Review, Dec. 28, 2007

UT College of Fine Arts: Dempster named dean

After running UT's College of Fine Arts for a year, interim Dean Doug Dempster has gotten the job for keeps

Arts Feature, Dec. 21, 2007

Gibbs Milliken In Memoriam

Gibbs Milliken, one of the UT Art Department's most adventurous instructors, has passed away at age 71

Arts Feature, Dec. 21, 2007

Paramount Theatre: A million in its stocking

It's a green Christmas for the Paramount Theatre, with a $1 million grant in its stocking

Arts Feature, Dec. 21, 2007

Culture Flash!

Austin prints bought by a Missouri museum, Cookie Ruiz honored, and the city calls for artists' work

Arts Column, Dec. 21, 2007

Salvage Vanguard Theater: Neulander ends his run

After 13 years of running Salvage Vanguard Theater, Artistic Director Jason Neulander is moving on

Arts Feature, Dec. 14, 2007

CreateAustin: The future is now

The cultural planning process has produced a draft with visionary recommendations and now needs public input

Arts Feature, Dec. 7, 2007

Faces of America: The Light

The Miró Quartet examines our national character and finds some of America's lights still shine brightly

Arts Review, Dec. 7, 2007

Ballet East Dance Company: Reclaiming the modern in a pomo world

Rodolfo Mendez wants us to remember that before there was postmodern, modern dance ruled

Arts Feature, Nov. 30, 2007

Bouldin Creek Studio Tour: Seven to the south

Seven studios in this South Austin neighborhood open for your inspection – and holiday shopping

Arts Feature, Nov. 30, 2007

Matt Rebholz: The Golem

A parade of spooky black-and-white fever dreams in which we're less alive than the soulless being from folklore

Arts Review, Nov. 30, 2007


Remembering one who fascinated us all: Karen Kuykendall, 1937-2007

Arts Feature, Nov. 23, 2007

365 Days/365 Plays: After 52 weeks, a sense of accomplishment and a blessing

On Nov. 10, Austin's part in a national theatrical event came to a close a stone's throw from where it started a year before

Arts Feature, Nov. 23, 2007


The multiform troupe went multicultural for its season opener with some captivating rhythms

Arts Review, Nov. 23, 2007

Man With the Light Touch

Peter Bay leads the Austin Symphony with the finesse of Astaire

Arts Feature, Nov. 16, 2007

Arthouse Texas Prize

Ireland native and naturalized Texan Katrina Moorhead was awarded the 2007 Arthouse Texas Prize

Arts Feature, Nov. 16, 2007

Elephant's Graveyard

In this new play, the infamous tale of a circus elephant that was hanged is recounted in heartbreaking fashion

Arts Review, Nov. 16, 2007

Karen Kuykendall: In Memoriam

When this performer and friend of the arts died on Oct. 31, the city lost the grandest of its grande dames

Arts Feature, Nov. 9, 2007

Fantastic Voyage

For 'The Odyssey,' composer Graham Reynolds goes on a journey with Austin Children's Choir

Arts Feature, Nov. 2, 2007

Women & Their Work: Why W&TW?

Arts professionals talk feminism and women's art over the past 30 years and W&TW's role in both then and now

Arts Feature, Nov. 2, 2007

2007 B. Iden Payne Awards: Prize night

Running down the winners at this year's awards from the Austin Circle of Theaters

Arts Feature, Nov. 2, 2007

Tuna Does Vegas

Taking the Tuna crew to Sin City was a huge gamble, but we end up bigger winners than losers

Arts Review, Nov. 2, 2007

Starting Over

For Tuna creators Jaston Williams and Joe Sears, the fourth time is the charm

Arts Feature, Oct. 26, 2007

Artists' Honor Roll: Austin takes the prize

A rundown of recent honors bestowed on local artists and arts educators

Arts Feature, Oct. 26, 2007

Austin Symphony Orchestra: Commission fever

ASO has commissioned a new orchestral work from composer Christopher Theofanidis

Arts Feature, Oct. 26, 2007

Rubber Repertory: Cashing in

Rubber Repertory applies for its first-ever grant and scores $15,000

Arts Feature, Oct. 26, 2007

Austin GuitarTown Project: Going, going, gone!

The auction of all those guitar sculptures raised a half-million dollars for four local charities

Arts Feature, Oct. 26, 2007

Far Away

In the space of an hour, this ACC Drama Department production shows the world coming apart

Arts Review, Oct. 26, 2007

The Master Builder

The impeccable craft and enduring genius of Arthur Miller, as explained by Tony Kushner

Arts Feature, Oct. 19, 2007

New Art in Austin 2008: The 20 to watch

AMOA names the 20 Austin artists for its next 'New Art in Austin' exhibition

Arts Feature, Oct. 19, 2007

Volitant Gallery: Volitant, we hardly knew ye

After 18 months, the Downtown showcase for contemporary art shuts down

Arts Feature, Oct. 19, 2007

Art Alliance Austin: At 50, a rejuvenated mission and new name

After five decades, Austin Fine Arts Alliance has renamed itself Art Alliance Austin

Arts Feature, Oct. 19, 2007


Blue Lapis Light transforms Seaholm into a grand cathedral where the spirit is free to soar

Arts Review, Oct. 19, 2007

Happy Days

With standout work by Katherine Catmull, Beckett's 'happy' play gets a revival to be grateful for

Arts Review, Oct. 12, 2007

They Might Be Angels

For Blue Lapis Light, dance artists Laura Cannon and Nicole Whiteside become heavenly creatures

Arts Feature, Oct. 5, 2007

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