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The Vortex's Privacy Settings: A Promethean Tale
Ancient myth meets modern surveillance memorably in this devised work at the Vortex
"...This passion project of Vortex Associate Artistic Director Heather Barfield, devised by the ensemble and directed by Barfield, weaves..."

June 10, 2016 Arts Review by Shanon Weaver

Theatre en Bloc's Bright Half Life
For Tanya Barfield's two-character drama, Theatre en Bloc couples an intimate story with a relentlessly personal performance space
"...character unto themselves. With Bright Half Life by Tanya Barfield, Theatre en Bloc couples an already intimate story with..."

April 8, 2016 Arts Review by Shanon Weaver

MoM's Kids
A Partial Who's Who at MoMFest 2000
"...Heather Barfield & Elizabeth Doss To look at Heather Barfield and..."

Sept. 29, 2000 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Sugarland Express
Laying down the law on Mayberry's favorite twang-rockers
"...would recall Rafe Hollister, however, and the Hollisters' Mike Barfield is just that sort of aficionado. "There was one..."

Feb. 18, 2000 Music Feature by Jerry Renshaw

Mike Barfield
Texas Platters
"...Mike BarfieldLiving Stereo (Tater Tot)..."

Nov. 29, 2002 Music Review by Jerry Renshaw

Arts Bits
Calling all artists for new Art in Public Places projects! Heather Barfield does England with Metamorphosex.
"...Heather Barfield, actor, director, and business manager for the Austin Circle..."

July 2, 2004 Arts Feature

Two More on the One
"...Every Tuesday at the Continental Club, Mike Barfield gets as down and dirty as a white guy..."

July 27, 2007 Music Feature by Jim Caligiuri

Our readers talk back.
"...times a month. I have been going to the Barfield shows at the Continental Club for close to two..."

June 30, 2006 Column

Why No 'Chronicle' Coverage?
"...times a month. I have been going to the Barfield shows at the Continental Club for close to two..."

June 26, 2006 Postmarks

The Bridge Burner
Aaron Brown can write, no doubt about that, but in his new play The Bridge Burner the Austin playwright has used his fine ear for dialogue, skills of characterization, and sense of outrage to cover familiar territory in the vein of dysfunctional family drama.
"...not quite up to even that level. Director Heather Barfield would have done better to insist that the latter..."

Nov. 24, 2000 Arts Review by Wayne Alan Brenner

Merton of the Movies: Gone Soft
In 1922, George Kaufman and Marc Connelly's Merton of the Movies was a pointed satire of Hollywood, but 80 years have softened the play's sharpness, so the Different Stages revival is little more than nice.
"...comes improvement, and Higgins should keep at it. Heather Barfield plays the young-girl-who's-seen-it-all who befriends Gill and maybe falls..."

June 30, 2000 Arts Review by Robi Polgar

News Roundup: Textbooks, Buehler, and More
Your Monday morning news update
"...bad hire: David Dewhurst's former campaign adviser Kenneth "Buddy" Barfield pled guilty to embezzling $1.8 million from the lieutenant..."

Oct. 27, 2014 News Post by the News Staff

Reelin' in the New Years
Where you gonna be when the clock strikes 12?
"...Barfield at C-Boys Heart & Soul..."

Dec. 31, 2013 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Crisis & Opportunity: An Open, Structured Dialogue
A conversation about the state of the arts turned out to be open and frank
"...issues and strategies for survival. ACA Business Manager Heather Barfield spoke of the frustrations of smaller arts groups that..."

June 17, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Stone River Boys
"...Gaffney succumbed to cancer in 2008, Gonzalez found Mike Barfield, Austin's self-proclaimed "Tyrant of Texas Funk." As the Stone..."

June 25, 2010 Music Review by Jim Caligiuri

Papa's Brand-New Bag
Jazzers and jam bands alike just wanna funk, Austin style
"...Tuesday night midnight slot at the Continental, complementing Mike Barfield's joyous James Brown tribute...."

July 27, 2007 Music Feature by Jim Caligiuri

Ring, Rip, Rent
Ring Rip Rent, a new play by Martha Lynn Coon, shows us a future where women who have violated society's sexual mores are confined, classified, and treated
"...clown's hospital sketch. Director (and Chronicle Arts writer) Heather Barfield Cole stages the breaks with a crisp stylization and..."

Nov. 3, 2006 Arts Review by Robert Faires

I'd Like to Thank ...
The 2005-2006 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...Williams (dance); and the Chronicle's Elizabeth Cobbe (theatre), Heather Barfield Cole (theatre), Patricia Hadad (theatre), Rachel Koper (visual art),..."

June 9, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Culture Flash!
Actors' Equity honors Dirk van Allen, and the 2005 B. Iden Payne Awards go to ...
"...directed by none other than Chronicle Arts writer Heather Barfield Cole). In the field of theatre for youth, Pollyanna..."

Sept. 30, 2005 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Top 10 Most Memorable Theatrical Offerings That I Chanced to See in 2004 (A Hierarchical List)
Barry Pineo lists his favorite stage productions of 2004
" theatre history. Directed by Chronicle Arts writer Heather Barfield...."

Jan. 7, 2005 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

Our readers talk back.
"...actually write a letter of "thanks" to Ms. Heather Barfield. It was a pleasure reading her review of our..."

Dec. 19, 2003 Column

Thanks for 'Paths' Review
"...actually write a letter of "thanks" to Ms. Heather Barfield. It was a pleasure reading her review of our..."

Dec. 12, 2003 Postmarks

Wayne Alan Brenner's friend Sylvia has an opinion about the Vortex Repertory Company's workshop performance Uncaged: The public deserves more for its money than an end-of-the-workshop variety show unless what's onstage is well-performed and original, and except for a handful of pieces by a few participants -- most notably the emcee Ratgirl -- she thinks this isn't.
"...edifying material. Because 'Domesticity' and that thing with Heather Barfield, where she's dancing around like a total goofball to..."

June 29, 2001 Arts Review by Wayne Alan Brenner

For the Love of Linko: Tears of a Clown
One Theatre Company has smartly produced Weldon Phillips' delightful, zippy, and merrily rakish play, an adult-oriented fable of love under the big top.
"...but not that secretly. And Daniel Lam and Heather Barfield go crazy with some fun physical portayals of the..."

April 14, 2000 Arts Review by Robi Polgar

Big River: Pleasantly Adrift
"...out its young people, especially young women. Director Heather Barfield has everyone, even the youngest actors, contributing to the..."

July 30, 1999 Arts Review

Lisa Scheps' Ground Floor Theatre
The tireless advocate for the underserved has built a home for their stories
"...Heather Barfield of the Austin Creative Alliance, a group that advocates..."

Dec. 18, 2015 Arts Feature by Jenn Lewis

ACL Aftershows
"...Benjamin Booker, Barfield, the Tyrant, Blank Range (SOLD OUT), Continental Club..."

Oct. 10, 2014 Music Feature by Nina Hernandez

What's happening today at SXSW? Read on.
"...punk bands, Doctor Who-themed rappers, and soul cowboy badass Barfield singing at C-Boy's Heart & Soul on South Congress..."

March 14, 2014 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Playback: Heaven and Hell and Scott H. Biram
Scott H. Biram gets bloody, UT gets KUT's music library, and Macaulay Culkin pisses me off
"...benefiting HAAM, features performances from the doom-twanging hosts, plus Barfield, Woodsboss, and the Neon Hearts. Chili submissions at"

Jan. 31, 2014 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

And You Were There, and You Were There, and –
"...Heather Barfield theatre artist..."

Aug. 2, 2013 Arts Feature

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