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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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Not Your Father's Musical (Or Your Kid's, For That Matter)

Three local shows show breaking into song ain't what it used to be

Arts Feature, Aug. 13, 2004

In Memoriam: Nelson Patrick

Remembering Nelson G. Patrick, a man who devoted 70 years of his life to the education of Texas' young musicians

Arts Feature, Aug. 13, 2004

Culture Flash!

Stephen Mills in Montreal, Conspirare in the studio, the Blanton's first Impressionist painting, and party for the Texas Biennial

Arts Column, Aug. 6, 2004

A Texas Prize, Big Time!

Arthouse launches a major new award for the state's artists

Arts Feature, Jul. 30, 2004

St. Ed's Director Fired

Melba Martinez, artistic director at Mary Moody Northen Theatre for the past 12 years, has been fired from that position

Arts Feature, Jul. 30, 2004

Lone Star Arts Convergence

Artists converge on Austin for TCA's Texas Arts Exchange Conference

Arts Feature, Jul. 30, 2004

Born in the Barn

How Shakespeare at Winedale spawned some of Austin's – and the country's – best theatre

Arts Feature, Jul. 23, 2004

Meanwhile, Back at the Barn

The performance schedule for the Shakespeare at Winedale 2004 class

Arts Feature, Jul. 23, 2004

The Paramount's Extreme Makeover

Local designers give the 90-year-old Paramount Theatre a nip and tuck in her backstage area

Arts Feature, Jul. 23, 2004

'Idol' Hands

Comic art contest kept Austin's John Rubio drawing furiously for a month

Arts Feature, Jul. 16, 2004

A Plum Job for Bloom

Michael Bloom plucked to head the country's oldest regional theatre

Arts Feature, Jul. 16, 2004

Big Apple Benefit

Twisted Olivia star Everett Quinton joins the cast for Zach's House Arrest

Arts Feature, Jul. 16, 2004

Debbie Does Dallas – The Musical

Much of the Seventies send-up Debbie Does Dallas – The Musical is so bad it's good, but overall, Naughty Austin's production is wildly inconsistent

Arts Review, Jul. 16, 2004

Molly Sweeney

Different Stages' production of Molly Sweeney is a restrained and elegant parable through which we come to see the beauty in not seeing

Arts Review, Jul. 9, 2004

Eastward (S)ho(w)!

The soon-to-be-built play! Theatre adds a seventh performing arts venue east of the interstate

Arts Feature, Jul. 2, 2004

UT Joins Pioneering New Plays Initiative

The UT Department of Theatre & Dance will gain even more access to new drama through a new program from the Playwrights' Center

Arts Feature, Jul. 2, 2004

Time In

Taking inspiration from sports, Stillpoint Dance's Time In showed how to cope with the stress of jam-packed schedules

Arts Review, Jul. 2, 2004

New Leader for the Long

Dallas area arts administrator Cliff Redd named executive director of the Long Center for the Performing Arts

Arts Feature, Jun. 25, 2004

Where Nothing Falls II

Where Nothing Falls II is a breathtaking, heart-rending parade of bodies in motion through the vast expanses of a warehouse

Arts Review, Jun. 25, 2004

In Search of the Wild Art

'Cracks in the Pavement' leaves art objects in unexpected spaces throughout the city

Arts Feature, Jun. 18, 2004

Arts Bullets

It's Edinburgh for 'Bolero,' the Big Apple for 'Flawed' and 'St. Enid,' and AMOA for PR guy David Wyatt

Arts Feature, Jun. 18, 2004

Know Dog

Kathryn Walat's Know Dog is a tale of loneliness and longing, but an authentic howl of desperation is missing from Salvage Vanguard Theater's world premiere

Arts Review, Jun. 18, 2004

Applause! Applause!

The full list of winners for the 2003-2004 Austin Critics Table Awards, recognizing outstanding achievements in local theatre, dance, classical music, and visual art

Arts Feature, Jun. 11, 2004

Do Kill the Messenger

Guest performers bring cameo cutups to Tongue and Groove Theatre's production of The Comedy of Errors

Arts Feature, Jun. 11, 2004

Ladee Leroy

You and I may not share those things we keep deep inside, but Ladee Leroy will make you awfully glad that Lee Eddy does

Arts Review, Jun. 11, 2004

O Pioneers!

The eight members of the Austin Arts Hall of Fame Class of 2004 led the way to culture

Arts Feature, Jun. 4, 2004

All in the Timing

Austin artist Patrick Joseph's story NOW will be published in the 24-Hour Comics Day anthology

Arts Feature, Jun. 4, 2004

Crimes of the Heart

Onstage Theatre Company's production of Crimes of the Heart focuses on the relationships among Beth Henley's small-town Southerners and describes them simply, truly, and beautifully

Arts Review, Jun. 4, 2004

The Blue Menace

The latest program from the Violet Crown Radio Players is an appealing return to yesteryear via the nostalgic delights of radio drama

Arts Review, Jun. 4, 2004

Coming Soon To a Concert Hall Near You

What's ahead for the Austin Symphony Orchestra & Ballet Austin in 2004-2005

Arts Feature, May. 28, 2004

Art Seen

Three Austin artists – Sean Perry, Warren Cullar, and Jay McMahan – have had their artwork recognized on a national level

Arts Feature, May. 28, 2004

Playwright Update

Playwrights Dan Dietz and Colin Denby Swanson are among the 18 semi-finalists for the 2004-5 P73 Playwriting Fellowship , and Dietz’s Tilt Angel has been selected for full production at New Jersey Repertory Theater next season

Arts Feature, May. 28, 2004

Arts Bullets

Relive your prom with Coda Theater Project; see Jaxon's artwork in a museum (of sorts); the Blanton receives $100,000 for its first show in its new building; and travel is in the cards for two AMOA leaders

Arts Feature, May. 28, 2004

The Underpants

To get into The Underpants, as it were, director Don Toner has deployed a reliable ensemble of able actors, who deliver a friendly poke in the ribs about matters a little farther south

Arts Review, May. 28, 2004

Mighty Love

Beyond Texas

Books Feature, May. 28, 2004

It's a Bird ...

Books Feature, May. 28, 2004

Changing of the Bard

Austin Script Works director Dan Dietz passes the pen to Colin Denby Swanson

Arts Feature, May. 21, 2004

Arts Folks Nix Tex Tix Tax

When the Texas Legislature sought to pay for a property tax cut with a tax on performing arts events, local arts groups mobilized and made their opposition heard

Arts Feature, May. 21, 2004

Austin Critics Table Nominations, 2003-2004

The full list of nominations for the 2003-2004 Austin Critics Table Awards, recognizing outstanding achievements in local theatre, dance, classical music, and visual art

Arts Feature, May. 14, 2004

Austin Arts Hall of Fame

Class of 2004

Arts Feature, May. 14, 2004

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