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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 25 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 60 theatrical productions across the city as an actor, director, and writer.

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Swingle All the Way!

Stritch, Caruso deliver hit holiday cabaret from Birdland

Arts Daily, Dec. 20, 2016 12:44 PM

Gift Guide 2016: Coffeetable Books

Big books give heft to big success stories about women in business, Flatbed Press, UT’s collections, Pan Am, and the Spurs

Arts Feature, Dec. 15, 2016

Moontower 6: First Comics Announced

Ali Wong, Patton Oswalt, and Ralphie May lead list of 50 acts

Arts Daily, Dec. 9, 2016 9:00 AM

Star Stand-Ups Descend on Austin

Dates just announced for Rock, Silverman, Crystal

Arts Daily, Dec. 6, 2016 1:10 PM

Gift Guide 2016: Haunted Holidays

A few suggestions if you’re giving your Ghost of Christmas Past a present ...

Arts Feature, Dec. 1, 2016

The Haunted Bookshelf

Heavens, this series of reprints of vintage ghost stories may unsettle the composure of the steadiest reader

Arts Feature, Dec. 1, 2016

The Dead Boy Detectives

Vertigo’s adventurous adolescent apparitions are an appealing throwback to the junior sleuths of the past

Arts Feature, Dec. 1, 2016

I’ll Take You There

Wally Lamb’s novel spotlights a spirit of early Hollywood, but its Metabook edition gives her a 21st century showcase

Arts Feature, Dec. 1, 2016

Elvis Lives?

Arts Feature, Dec. 1, 2016

Statesman Cuts Arts Staff

Arts critic Jeanne Claire van Ryzin terminated after 17 years

Arts Daily, Nov. 30, 2016 3:30 PM

Springsteen Is Born to Sign in Austin

BookPeople snags the Boss for his only memoir tour stop in Texas, Dec. 1

Arts Daily, Nov. 22, 2016 10:30 AM

ACA Debuts Creative Infrastructure Initiative

New $100K initiative will aid displaced arts and music venues

Arts Daily, Nov. 22, 2016 9:30 AM

East Austin Studio Tour Goes Boom

For 2016, EAST explodes to more than 500 stops for art

Arts Feature, Nov. 17, 2016

The 25th Annual Austin Chronicle Short Story Contest

Hold on to your tales just a little longer, writers!

Arts Feature, Nov. 17, 2016

Austin Creative Alliance Honors 2016

ACA salutes SVT, Byrd, Brooks, Seibert, Willenzik at the ND

Arts Daily, Nov. 16, 2016 12:36 PM

In Memoriam: Linalice Carey

Pioneer of Austin independent theatre passes at age 95

Arts Daily, Nov. 11, 2016 4:08 PM

Song About Himself

Walt Whitman's spirit logs on to social media with imagination in this Mickle Maher drama

Arts Review, Nov. 10, 2016

Laugh on Laugh

The Globe stage is comedy central for Sound on Sound

Arts Feature, Nov. 3, 2016

All Booked Up for the Texas Book Festival

Fans of the written word, keep this weekend’s schedule free; you’ll need every minute for the TBF

Arts Feature, Nov. 3, 2016

Tapestry Dance’s One Step at a Time

The rhythm tap company’s production offers not just wonderful dance but perhaps the most necessary commentary of this electoral season

Arts Review, Nov. 3, 2016

Hidden Room Theatre's Houdini Speaks to the Living

In this drama featuring Harry Houdini and Arthur Conan Doyle, a debate on the talking dead springs to dramatic life

Arts Review, Oct. 27, 2016

Jarrott Productions' The Price

This staging of the Arthur Miller drama keenly appraises the worth of a life

Arts Review, Oct. 13, 2016

A Bicycle Built for Tunes

Steve Parker creates a music-making bike with Lo Fi Cycle

Arts Daily, Oct. 7, 2016 12:30 PM

Mary Moody Northen Theatre's The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui

This gangster spectacle based on Hitler's rise feels more than timely in the current election year

Arts Review, Oct. 6, 2016

A Deep Dive Into Play

Austin is about to become an R&D lab for interactive stories

Arts Daily, Oct. 5, 2016 1:30 PM

Silent Sky at Austin Playhouse

This luminous staging of Lauren Gunderson's play brings wonder to the universe and makes it at once vast and intimate

Arts Review, Sep. 29, 2016

Texas Book Festival 2016: The Full List

TBF hosts Don DeLillo, Thomas Dolby, Emma Cline, 277 more

Arts Daily, Sep. 15, 2016 7:45 PM

Save Our Spaces March: "Give Us the Keys!"

Creative Alliance leads artists on a second line down Second

Arts Daily, Sep. 15, 2016 4:30 PM

Austin Opera Takes Aim at the Election With Its Adaptation of The Manchurian Candidate

Composer Kevin Puts and librettist Mark Campbell shoot to thrill in their opera based on Richard Condon's Cold War classic

Arts Feature, Sep. 15, 2016

Ethos' Atlantis: A Puppet Opera

This new musical take on the fall of Atlantis pulls us into an ancient place, powered by myth and ritual

Arts Review, Sep. 15, 2016

SOS to Council: Save Our Spaces

Artists, musicians send message with City Hall march today

Arts Daily, Sep. 14, 2016 11:48 AM

Politics Upstaged

This election year brings out the political in Austin's arts

Arts Daily, Sep. 13, 2016 12:10 PM

The Foundry Is Open

UT Fine Arts Library debuts a 21st century maker space

Arts Daily, Sep. 9, 2016 2:11 PM

Jennifer Sherburn's Riverside

With her new site-specific dance Riverside, choreographer Jennifer Sherburn says, "Come on in, the water's fine!"

Arts Feature, Sep. 8, 2016

Out of Bounds Comedy Festival 2016: The Frank Mills, Loverboy, People of Earth

These three improv troupes gave us an earful at this year's OoB

Arts Review, Sep. 8, 2016

Defining Terms

Why the Chronicle's 35th anniversary is focused on That Word

Features Feature, Sep. 1, 2016

Seeing Life’s Brevity in the Art Poles of South First

Street art goes vertical in South Austin

Arts Feature, Sep. 1, 2016

Guide to Austin Improv

The venues, events, troupes, and individuals who have transformed Austin into a "Yes, and" boomtown

Arts Feature, Aug. 25, 2016

Out of Bounds 2016

Arts Feature, Aug. 25, 2016

Gale Theatre Company's Salomé

This original drama reworks the familiar tale to give us a new perspective on the Judean princess

Arts Review, Aug. 18, 2016

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