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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.

170 articles in 2013   •   page 1 of 5

The Big Bash

The Hideout Theatre embiggens its schedule with a weekly set from an improv Dream Team

Arts Feature, Dec. 27, 2013

Ann Conner: Symphony Suite

These colorful prints of graphic shapes over wood grains are playful and celebratory of hue and texture

Arts Review, Dec. 27, 2013

This Wonderful Life

Martin Burke's solo performance of 'It's a Wonderful Life' is a tour de force, but also an act of faith

Arts Review, Dec. 19, 2013

All Over Creation: Nativity

A new musical by the 'Urinetown' team is born on the 40 Acres, and the chorus line craves bra-a-ains

Arts Column, Dec. 12, 2013

La Pastorela 2013: A Sheperdela's Storia

Time again for the shepherds' quest for the Christ child, with old songs and new jokes

Arts Feature, Dec. 12, 2013

A Christmas Story

Zach Theatre faithfully re-creates the beloved holiday film onstage, though it lacks part of the original's shine

Arts Review, Dec. 12, 2013

Sayles Talk

More on the making of 'Go for Sisters' from John Sayles

Screens Daily, Dec. 7, 2013 10:00 AM

Unknown Territory

Writer-director John Sayles on why he returned to the border for his latest film, 'Go for Sisters'

Screens Feature, Dec. 5, 2013

'How Wild the Sea'

Pulitzer Prize winner Kevin Puts brings waves into the concert hall with new symphonic work

Arts Feature, Nov. 27, 2013

Alan Pogue

Exhibition tracks this photographer's 46 years of witnessing for justice and how he's still at it

Arts Feature, Nov. 27, 2013

This Terrible Moment

'All the Way' playwright Robert Schenkkan and its LBJ, Bryan Cranston, on JFK's assassination

Arts Feature, Nov. 21, 2013

Sam Coronado: In Memoriam

Remembering the founder of the Serie Project and Austin printmaking legend

Arts Feature, Nov. 21, 2013

Ransom Acquires Ruscha

Influential artist who made art of words sends archives to UT

Arts Daily, Nov. 14, 2013 2:00 PM

Art Lives Here

Jennifer Chenoweth's home embodies the essence of the East Austin Studio Tour

Arts Feature, Nov. 14, 2013

'Murder Ballad Murder Mystery'

Paper Chairs resurrects its hit musical as portable, hit-and-run bar entertainment

Arts Feature, Nov. 14, 2013

Sneak Peek & Feast on EAST

Tonight's the night to preview the East Austin Studio Tour

Arts Daily, Nov. 8, 2013 3:00 PM

'Dulcey and Roxy at City Hall'

Russia's Maksym Kurochkin weaves our town into his new play

Arts Daily, Nov. 6, 2013 4:35 PM

Pleasure With the Payne

38th annual local theatre awards ceremony tonight

Arts Daily, Nov. 5, 2013 5:45 PM

Austin Jewish Book Fair: Larry Tye

'Superman' historian reveals Man of Steel's Jewish roots

Books Daily, Nov. 5, 2013 10:30 AM

He Happy Is

For Mark Pickell, Capital T Theatre is a source of joy

Arts Feature, Oct. 31, 2013

'XXV – Anticipation of Next'

A decade after joining Tapestry, Matthew Shields choreographs the kickoff to its 25th season

Arts Feature, Oct. 31, 2013

Fusebox Goes Free Range

Festival's 10th anniversary gift to you: No admission charge

Arts Daily, Oct. 24, 2013 11:30 AM

Art in the Park: 'American Dream'

It's the day for you to deliver MLK's "I Have a Dream" speech

Arts Daily, Oct. 22, 2013 2:00 PM

Postcard From Poland

Confronting violence at the Dialog international theatre fest

Arts Daily, Oct. 17, 2013 12:20 PM

A Sense of Place

For two decades, Stephen L. Clark's gallery has made a home for photographers of the region

Arts Feature, Oct. 17, 2013

Audra McDonald

The Tony-winning actress reveals how life has informed her singing

Arts Feature, Oct. 17, 2013

Les Misérables

It's the small, personal moments in Zach Theatre's staging that make this epic musical sing

Arts Review, Oct. 17, 2013

'Right There: A Hedonic Map of Pleasure and Pain in Austin, Texas'

Jennifer Chenoweth marks the spots in town where we feel the most feelings

Arts Feature, Oct. 10, 2013

Review: The Book of Mormon

Outlandish, unlikely musical hit might make you a believer

Arts Daily, Oct. 4, 2013 3:30 PM

Christopher Durang

Tony-winning playwright takes up residence at Texas State

Arts Feature, Oct. 3, 2013

Esther's Alumna Joins 'SNL' Cast

Former Follies performer Noël Wells debuts in season premiere tonight

Arts Daily, Sep. 28, 2013 4:00 PM

Review: Mark Morris Dance Group

'Mozart Dances' exhilarates with exuberant playfulness

Arts Daily, Sep. 27, 2013 6:29 PM

'The Book of Mormon'

Welshman Mark Evans is on a mission to make you believe he's an all-American prophet

Arts Feature, Sep. 26, 2013

Laurie Anderson

The musical pioneer reveals multiple facets of her artistry in multiple visits to Austin

Arts Feature, Sep. 26, 2013


Forklift Danceworks' showcase of Austin Energy employees doing what they do was dazzling and inspiring

Arts Review, Sep. 26, 2013

"Stop Hitting Yourself" Again!

Rudes' workshop for 2014 Lincoln Center premiere sells out

Arts Daily, Sep. 19, 2013 5:00 PM

Better All the Time

Cabaret and musical legend Barbara Cook is still learning

Arts Daily, Sep. 19, 2013 12:50 PM

Power to the People

Cue the linemen! 'Trash Project' choreographer Allison Orr is making Austin Energy dance

Arts Feature, Sep. 19, 2013

More Art for Laguna Gloria

The Contemporary Austin gets $9 million for sculpture park

Arts Daily, Sep. 12, 2013 9:00 AM

Review: Liz Callaway

Seeing is believing at Austin Cabaret Theatre season opener

Arts Daily, Sep. 6, 2013 2:15 PM

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