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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.

141 articles in 2012   •   page 1 of 4

Holy Hoops

'The Rules of Basketball' at the Blanton reviewed

Arts Daily, Dec. 29, 2012 10:00 AM

The Alley Cat Project

MASS leaves artistic surprises in a dozen East Austin backyard byways

Arts Feature, Dec. 28, 2012

11th Hour Holiday Shopping?

Homegrown art makes a good fit for every stocking

Arts Daily, Dec. 21, 2012 4:00 PM

A Home for 'Progress' (and 'Border Crossing')

The Blanton acquires a pair of Luis Jiménez sculptures

Arts Daily, Dec. 20, 2012 5:00 PM

TexARTS Cabaret Series

Courtney Sanchez and Matt Wilson bring the Christmas cheer in series debut

Arts Feature, Dec. 20, 2012

In Memoriam: Phyllis Slattery

Remembering the longtime director of Dance Umbrella

Arts Daily, Dec. 19, 2012 5:55 PM

Elementary, My Dear Dramatist

Third graders' tales come alive on the Paramount stage

Arts Daily, Dec. 19, 2012 2:30 PM

He Will Go and He Will Shine

'Billy Elliot the Musical' reviewed

Arts Daily, Dec. 14, 2012 3:15 PM

Organ Transplant

The pipes, the pipes are callin' again in Jessen Auditorium

Arts Daily, Dec. 14, 2012 1:40 PM

Home Entertainment for the Holidays

Best bets for DVD and Blu-ray

Screens Feature, Dec. 13, 2012

Razzle-Dazzle 'Em

David Bologna on making it to Broadway with 'Billy Elliot'

Arts Daily, Dec. 11, 2012 4:38 PM

Expressing Himself

How David Bologna made the leap to Broadway and a Tony nomination in Billy Elliot the Musical

Arts Feature, Dec. 6, 2012

'Vodka, Fucking, and Television'

For Breaking String's latest show, the whole world is watching

Arts Feature, Dec. 6, 2012

The Nutcracker

Ballet Austin marks 50 years of presenting The Nutcracker

Arts Feature, Dec. 6, 2012

Austin Playhouse

Once more with feeling: It's yet another temporary space for the theatre's new season

Arts Feature, Dec. 6, 2012

All Over Creation: The Persistence of Penguins

And Then Came Tango stirs up a fuss, but its birds fly after all

Arts Column, Nov. 29, 2012

Tapestry Dance Company

Acia Gray takes medical leave, but the shows go on

Arts Feature, Nov. 22, 2012

Street Lighter

Andy Coolquitt gives urban waste a second life as art

Arts Feature, Nov. 21, 2012

2012 Austin Visual Arts Awards

AVAA honors local art makers who really love making art

Arts Feature, Nov. 21, 2012

The 2012 Austin Visual Arts Awards

This year's honorees showed a lot of love for what they do

Arts Daily, Nov. 16, 2012 5:20 PM


Six stops to make the 2012 East Austin Studio Tour extra special

Arts Feature, Nov. 15, 2012

Don't Stop Thinkin' About Tomorrow

Norman Bel Geddes didn't – and we're still dreaming about his future

Arts Feature, Nov. 1, 2012

String Quartet Smackdown

Golden Hornet Project adds a touch of March Madness to the alt-classical scene

Arts Feature, Nov. 1, 2012

Comics for Courage

Funnyman Christopher Cannon is serious about helping veterans

Arts Feature, Nov. 1, 2012


Zach Theatre renders the musical with a sweep befitting its grand scale

Arts Review, Nov. 1, 2012

'Design Waller Creek: A Competition'

Winning design for Waller Creek Conservancy's contest creates civic spaces amid greenery

Arts Feature, Oct. 25, 2012

'Final Farewells'

The last works from the estate of master sculptor Charles Umlauf go up for sale

Arts Feature, Oct. 18, 2012

PeopleFund East Night Summit

Learning how to make Austin's creative success pay off for you

Arts Feature, Oct. 18, 2012

Learning Desire

MindPop thinks about arts education in whole new ways, and what a difference it makes

Arts Feature, Oct. 11, 2012

Wheels of a Dream

With the long-awaited Topfer Theatre, Zach races full-throttle into the future

Arts Feature, Oct. 4, 2012

'Creativity in the Face of Death: The Contemporary Resonance of Terezín'

UT symposium honors and ponders art created in the Nazi concentration camp

Arts Feature, Oct. 4, 2012

'The Best Man'/'44 Plays for 44 Presidents'

Just in time for the election, presidents take the stage

Arts Feature, Oct. 4, 2012

'Facing East 2012: A Retrospective'

DiverseArts' series capturing 48 hours in the life of East Austin takes a look in the rearview

Arts Feature, Sep. 27, 2012

All Over Creation: When the Truth Hurts

After suffering through a friend's lousy show, is honesty the best policy?

Arts Column, Sep. 27, 2012

Rate of Exchange

Why the Russian connection matters to Austin theatre

Arts Feature, Sep. 20, 2012

Fall Arts Issue Critics Picks

From the arts harvest, our critics pluck choice treats

Arts Feature, Sep. 13, 2012

East Austin Studio Tour

When local artists open their spaces, follow the crowd

Arts Feature, Sep. 13, 2012

Conspirare Goes to the Barber

The Grammy nominee's new CD of music by Samuel Barber is out

Arts Daily, Sep. 12, 2012 2:15 PM

The Way It Is and Isn't

Ben Rubin's art installation at UT shows the gap between TV news in Cronkite's time and now

Arts Feature, Sep. 6, 2012

Who's WhOOB

Arts Feature, Aug. 30, 2012

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