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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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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

In Memoriam: Danielle Martin

The music community mourns the loss of professor of piano Danielle Martin

Arts Feature, May. 7, 2004

Stadium Devildare

The Rude Mechanicals' Stadium Devildare, from a script by Ruth Margraff, offers a muscle-bound riff on reality game shows and superpatriotism, but its torrents of text eventually leave the brain numb

Arts Review, May. 7, 2004


The Harry Ransom Center has acquired all the professional and personal materials of profoundly influential acting teacher Stella Adler

Arts Column, Apr. 30, 2004

The Old Majestic

The Old Majestic is an operatic valentine to vaudeville from composer Robert Xavier Rodriguez delivered with a disarming sweetness by UT Opera Theatre

Arts Review, Apr. 30, 2004

As Theatre for Children Matures

In 40 years of nurturing young people's love for the stage, Coleman Jennings has helped a profession develop, too

Arts Feature, Apr. 23, 2004

Oh, What a Lovely War Protest!

The Accidental Activist tells how the Lysistrata Project became a global anti-war phenomenon, from the perspective of Kathryn Blume, who co-founded and lived it

Arts Feature, Apr. 23, 2004


City Council adopts new guidelines for the Cultural Arts Funding Program, Michelle Schumann shoots off for a Canadian piano competition, and some 'palpable hits' to get your sweet William for Shakespeare's birthday

Arts Column, Apr. 23, 2004

It Ain't Nothin' but the Blues

It Ain't Nothin' but the Blues is a blues primer covering every variation on the form, and in the Zachary Scott Theatre Center's production its lessons are driven home with verve and fervor and musical excitement

Arts Review, Apr. 23, 2004

It's a Dirty Job ...

New arts tsar Vincent Kitch rolls up his sleeves to give Austin arts funding a clean start

Arts Feature, Apr. 16, 2004

Cultural Shifts

The basic mechanism for funding artists will look the same, but the city of Austin's cultural contracts program will undergo some significant changes in structure

Arts Feature, Apr. 16, 2004

Welcome, Cambiaso

A 450-year-old work of art by Genoese artist Luca Cambiaso that was recently acquired by the Blanton Museum of Art has been hung in its second-floor galleries

Arts Feature, Apr. 16, 2004


New plans for the Long Center are unveiled, and a big push is made to get it built, plus Al Hirschfeld's widow and daughter speak about The Line King

Arts Column, Apr. 16, 2004

The Joke's on Bush

Newspaper cartoonist Dan Piraro launches a national stand-up tour, Bizarro's PolitiComedy-A-Go-Go, starring a "quartet of liberal wisenheimers" cracking wise about election-year issues, this week in Austin

Arts Feature, Apr. 9, 2004


Choreographer Deborah Hay is welcomed home from New York, Doyle Bramhall rocks the house at Zach, and new plans for the Long Center are being unveiled

Arts Column, Apr. 9, 2004

Giving Voice

Students and colleagues sing in tribute to the late Martha Deatherage

Arts Feature, Apr. 2, 2004

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