The Surround Project

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Eva LaPorte (via Surround Project)EVA LAPORTE is a theatre artist from CA, and has returned to SA after working in Houston, Guyana, Chicago, and a bunch of other places. She holds a degree in theatre from the University of Northern Colorado, and studied with the National Theatre Conservatory, National Theater Institute at the Eugene O’Neill, Royal Shakespeare Theatre Academy, and the Moscow Art Theatre. Eva has worked nationally on new play development with playwrights Edward Albee, Philip Dawkins, Mark Medoff, and many others. Highlights as a director include The Surround Project’s inaugural production, 9 Circles by Bill Cain, Rebecca Gilman’s Dollhouse at Stages Repertory Theatre, Post by Eric James, Brilliant Traces** at The Playhouse, and Mary Zimmerman’s Metamorphoses at the Sheldon Vexler Theatre. As an actor: 20% Theatre Co: Outside Agitators (premiere); Main Street Theater: Woof (premiere); Classical Theatre Company: Uncle Vanya, Ubu Roi; Stages Repertory Theatre: Auntie Mame; Texas Repertory Theatre: Crimes of the Heart, Bus Stop, Moon Over Buffalo; Shakespeare Globe Centre of the Southwest: Romeo & Juliet; Classic Theatre: The Glass Menagerie*; Attic Rep: Mr. Marmalade*, Just a Kiss (premiere)*; Church Theatre: Doubt, The Underpants*, You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown*: Sheldon Vexler Theatre: The Crucible, Taming of the Shrew, Female Transport, The Clearing, A Company of Wayward Saints, Chinamen/The Two of Us*; The Playhouse: State Fair, The Women, Carousel, Intimate Apparel, Sky Girls, Lobby Hero. *Best Actress, ATAC; ** Best Director, ATAC


Zach Lewis (via Surround Project)

ZACH LEWIS is an actor living in San Antonio. Originally from Houston, he graduated with a BFA in theatre arts from Sam Houston State University and was an Irene Ryan alternate finalist in 2009. After college he began working in Houston with a variety of companies and in various positions, including as an actor and in production. Zach gained experience in theatre education, working as a stage manager for the Young Actors Conservatory at Stages Repertory Theatre and as a volunteer instructor with the A.B.L.E. Ensemble in Chicago. Acting credits include: The Surround Project: 9 Circles; The Classic Theatre of San Antonio: A Doll’s House, School For Scandal; Unity Theatre: I Hate Hamlet; The Landing Theatre: SMUDGE; Back Porch Players: In The Blood; NightCap Theatre: Post by Eric James; Texas Repertory Theatre: Bus Stop and Crimes of the Heart; Stages Repertory Theatre: Auntie Mame; Shakespeare Globe Centre of the Southwest: Romeo & Juliet.


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Eva Laporte, Director 
The Surround Project
Tel. 210.562.0736

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