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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 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.

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Culture Flash!

New gifts to the Long Center, a new Little Elf for 'Santaland,' a new name for the AMOA Guild, a retirement at the symphony, and a return to Venice for Allison Orr

Arts Column, Sep. 24, 2004

Omnium Gatherum

The Zachary Scott Theatre Center production of 'Omnium Gatherum' starts as captivating, then rounds a hairpin turn to become compelling

Arts Review, Sep. 24, 2004

Meet the New Bosses

Long Center director Cliff Redd and ALO director Richard Buckley compare notes on leading an arts institution, the challenges they face, and being new to Austin

Arts Feature, Sep. 17, 2004

The Death of a Cat

C. Denby Swanson's unconventional new play, 'The Death of a Cat,' takes us into a weird world as dark and funny as an Edward Gorey cartoon

Arts Review, Sep. 17, 2004

Talking Through 'That Day'

Two plays – Omnium Gatherum and The Guys – try to express what happened on September 11

Arts Feature, Sep. 10, 2004

See You at the Fair

In his new show 'Funicular,' painter Joseph Phillips renders images of cable cars and Ferris wheels that cut across the canvas with geometric force

Arts Feature, Sep. 10, 2004

Where in the world is Deborah Hay?

Austin choreographer Deborah Hay, truly a global citizen, is in the midst of a major travel binge

Arts Feature, Sep. 10, 2004

Culture Flash!

UT Opera scores a wealth of green while ALO is in the black, and Salvage Vanguard Labor Party wins a vote of financial confidence

Arts Column, Sep. 10, 2004


Hans Frank's 'Ham' offers a political drama in which a seemingly good man experiences a dangerous pressure from all sides

Arts Review, Sep. 10, 2004

Change in the Weather

A different kind of summer for the city arts funding process

Arts Feature, Sep. 3, 2004

Always in the Best Spot

Harry Benson caught history in the making, at the center of it all

Arts Feature, Sep. 3, 2004

City of Brotherly Rudes

The Rude Mechs hit Philly with 'How Late It Was, How Late,' while company member Lana Lesley goes touring with SITI Company

Arts Feature, Sep. 3, 2004

Culture Flash!

Rob Nash's latest gets a holdover, and those truly were picketing clowns

Arts Column, Sep. 3, 2004

Bell, Book, and Candle

The comic skill of the actors in OnStage Theatre Company's revival of Bell, Book, and Candle makes magic

Arts Review, Sep. 3, 2004

The Good News at Rockdale

Theatre is helping to heal the community of Rockdale, and theatre artists with Austin ties are playing a part

Arts Feature, Aug. 27, 2004

Culture Flash!

Clowns picket Physical Plant, Mills takes the prize in Montreal, Steakley mixes up some 'Tuna' in Louisville, and Salvage Vanguard wants you to join their party

Arts Column, Aug. 27, 2004

'A Traves de mis manos/Through My Hands'

In 'A Traves de mis manos / Through My Hands,' painter Esteban Machado Diaz offers us a gallery of playfully impossible landscapes reminiscent of Escher

Arts Review, Aug. 27, 2004

Backward 'Spin'

Catherine Berry explains how to reverse engineer your very own musical

Arts Feature, Aug. 20, 2004

Hunger Isn't Funny, But ...

The comics of Stand Up Is Dead mount their first anti-hunger banquet to benefit the Capital Area Food Bank

Arts Feature, Aug. 20, 2004

Payne Pleasures 2004

Latest ACoT theatre-award nominations favor two Austin musicals

Arts Feature, Aug. 20, 2004

Culture Flash!

A Flaming Idiot gets legit, the Cultural Arts Division gets kicked upstairs, Zilker Theater productions goes west, young actor, and Hyde Park Theatre turns Italian

Arts Column, Aug. 20, 2004

12 Steps to a More Dysfunctional Musical

Rob Nash's '12 Steps to a More Dysfunctional Musical' gives his troubled Smith clan something to sing about: a 4-year-old boy

Arts Review, Aug. 20, 2004

Mother Courage

Melba Martinez's legacy at Mary Moody Northen Theatre

Arts Feature, Aug. 13, 2004

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

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