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Liz Fisher Wins Princess Grace Award
Austin theatre artist receives national arts scholarship
"...Liz Fisher may be spending most of the next six weeks..."

Oct. 16, 2018 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Robert Faires’ Top 10 Treasures in Theatre of 2018
It was a year in which theatre making the political personal left the deepest impressions
"...heart of white racism, it was no joke. Liz Fisher's taut staging and the cast's above-and-beyond commitment to the..."

Dec. 28, 2018 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Crafting the Song
Austin theatre actor Robert Fisher has the heart of a rock & roller, the work ethic of a medieval craftsman, and the style of a Bob Fosse. Either he's in the wrong business or he is, as playwright Kirk Lynn calls him, "a wonder."
"...Shawn Sides has one word to say about actor Robert Fisher: "Fosse."..."

March 16, 2001 Arts Feature by C. Denby Swanson

A New Album From That Guided By Voices Man?
Yes, and reviewed with a little hot Robert-on-Robert action.
"...This is how it happens: A new Robert Pollard album comes into the Chronicle for consideration...."

Dec. 12, 2013 Music Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Radio: 30
Hyde Park Theatre revives its production of Chris Earle's play Radio: 30, which creates a pitch-perfect rendering of emotional breakdown in the recording studio
"...engineer at Austin's ADV Studios was a man named Robert S. Fisher. In Radio: 30, Trejo's character Ron works..."

July 7, 2006 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Applause! Applause!
Austin Critics Table nominations, 2004-2005
"...Chronicle's Heather Barfield (theatre), Rachel Koper (visual art), and Robert Faires (arts). The Critics Table will present the awards..."

May 27, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Speaking for Lowell
Every playwright needs a mouthpiece, an actor to communicate his vision to an audience, and Lowell Bartholomee has his in Robert Fisher.
"...an audience. Capra had his Jimmy Stewart, Scorsese his Robert De Niro. Not to put too much of a..."

July 26, 2002 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Playing Around With the Evil Empire
The Rude Mechanicals go Russian with a play -- well, a performance piece -- umm -- a performance collage -- well, '300 Plays About Vladimir Putin.'
"...the inception of the idea for this show," says Robert Fisher, director of 300 Plays About Vladimir Putin. "The..."

Dec. 12, 2003 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

Down at the Jinn Mill
Austin's dirigo group prepare to premiere the best new play one could wish for
"...the damn lamps smoking when they're supposed to, and Robert Fisher's doing the sound, and ... and it's all..."

Feb. 18, 2005 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

SXSW Adds 102 Movies to 2019 Film Festival Lineup
After Us, what else does the film fest have in store?
"...movies and shows, with new films from Olivia Wilde, Robert Rodriguez, Christopher Morris, and more...."

Jan. 16, 2019 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

Confessions of a Shopaholic
Profligate spending may be out of step with the times, but don't short-sell the comic charms of Isla Fisher.
"...Directed by: P.J. Hogan. Starring: Isla Fisher, Hugh Dancy, Krysten Ritter, Joan Cusack, John Goodman, John..."

Feb. 20, 2009 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Slowgirl
Hyde Park Theatre transports us to Costa Rica's jungle for an awkward but affecting meeting of uncle and niece
"...such show. "Audio scientist" and Rude Mechs company member Robert Fisher manipulates sound effortlessly to transform the funny, beloved..."

March 29, 2013 Arts Review by Jillian Owens

Very Bad Things
"...“comedy” cheapens the term in the extreme. Newlywed-to-be Kyle Fisher (Favreau) finds himself on the receiving end of the..."

Nov. 27, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Capital T Theatre's The Hunchback Variations and ...Faustus
The company's pairing of two Mickle Maher one-acts gets lit about art in a sublime way
"...(Ken Webster) and Quasimodo, the hunchback of Notre Dame (Robert Fisher). They are both deaf, but whatever, and they..."

Nov. 16, 2018 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

A Talent for Deception
When Joey Hood is onstage, you want to buy whatever he's selling
"...Mississippi and help him move there. That loyal pal, Robert Fisher, fetched him, and Hood arrived in his new..."

Feb. 19, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Wednesday Picks
SXSW Picks & Sleepers
"...not, Devin is an obsession waiting to happen. – Robert GabrielROBYN HITCHCOCK8pm, Emo's Main Last year, you couldn't reach..."

March 11, 2005 Music Feature

The Night Alive
Hyde Park Theatre captures five lonely Dubliners in all their broken humanity in Conor McPherson's drama
"...and Hughes executes those traits with a laserlike focus. Robert Fisher's Doc is a wide-eyed innocent, a borderline personality..."

July 17, 2015 Arts Review by Shanon Weaver

Rise of the Guardians
Santa, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, and the Sandman team together like Cartoon All-Stars in this animated picture.
"...by Baldwin), the Easter Bunny (Jackman), the Tooth Fairy (Fisher), and the Sandman (a mute) team up with Jack..."

Nov. 23, 2012 Movie Review by Leah Churner

"We'll Always Have 807 Congress"
The Raging of the Elements, or Indoor Theatre in Austin -- Al Fresco
"...Donald Sneed and Robert Pierson in Americana Arcana The Ghost..."

June 25, 1999 Arts Feature by Robi Polgar

The Bridges of Madison County
"...Yet when word crept out that Eastwood was preparing Robert James Waller's runaway bestseller The Bridges of Madison County..."

June 2, 1995 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Critics Table Tops at 25
The nominees for the 2016-17 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...(visual arts), Elizabeth Cobbe (theatre), Jonelle Seitz (dance), and Robert Faires (arts); Central Texas Live Theatre's Michael Meigs (theatre)..."

May 22, 2017 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Salvage Vanguard Theater's Thr3e Zisters
This zombified take on Chekhov gets reanimated right when we need women who will bite back at the patriarchy
"...pontificating to Olga. Even the Prozorov brother Andrei – Robert Matney, hitting Chekhovian notes of listlessness and haplessness with..."

Feb. 17, 2017 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Top 10 Onstage Works of Wonder in 2002
Austin Chronicle Arts Editor Robert Faires delivers his list of the Top 10 most memorable productions in the performing arts for 2002.
"...school reunion into a lyrical cosmic event; performances by Robert Newell, Meredith McCall, and Barbara Chisholm that balanced comic..."

Jan. 3, 2003 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Exhibitionism
The Soldier Dreams: Misreading Clues Around a Deathbed
"...love upended by the ever-intrusive Sam, brilliantly portrayed by Robert Fisher, who exploits every detail of his character's well-intentioned..."

May 14, 1999 Arts Review

Max Keeble's Big Move
"...by: Tim Hill. Starring: Lil' Romeo, Orlando Brown, Noel Fisher, Robert Carradine, Nora Dunn, Zena Grey, Josh Peck, Jamie..."

Oct. 5, 2001 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

The Last Five Years
Anna Kendrick shines in Richard LaGravenese's loving adaptation of Jason Robert Brown's stage musical.
"...play by the Tony Award-winning composer and lyricist Jason Robert Brown. The project has been adapted for the screen..."

Feb. 20, 2015 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Matney vs. Cancer – FIGHT!
Artists and supporters from across Austin's theatre community unite behind actor Robert Matney to KO the Big C
"...the theatre community have swarmed to the aid of Robert Matney, the longtime local actor and tech visionary, upon..."

June 28, 2013 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Minus Tide
In the provocative new drama Minus Tide by Austin playwright Kimberly Burke, distance can make it hard to tell clouds from mountains and abuse from love
"...the care that director Ellie McBride and actors Liz Fisher and Colum Morgan have taken in crafting the characters..."

June 2, 2006 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Rocks Off
SXSW 04 encore: Saturday showcases and more
"...Willard Grant Conspiracy is a band fronted by songwriter Robert Fisher that features a rotating cast of 31 from..."

March 26, 2004 Music Feature by Jim Caligiuri

Willard Grant Conspiracy
"...ConspiracyRegard the End (Kimchee) Fronted by vocalist and songwriter Robert Fisher, the Willard Grant Conspiracy is a musical collective..."

March 19, 2004 Music Review by Jim Caligiuri

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