Artist O’The Week: Torence B White

This week we are featuring Artist o’the Week Torence B White. Torence will play multiple roles in Bill Cain’s 9 Circles, which begins rehearsals next week. Born in Pineville, Kentucky, Torence has called San Antonio home most of his life. He is having the experience of a lifetime right this very minute. Before we begin … Continue reading Artist O’The Week: Torence B White

Artist(s) O’The Week: John & Kaitlin!

John & Kaitlin sitting in a tree. Making T-H-E-A-T-R-E... In this week's meet & greet, we're chatting with theatre artist dynamic duo John Coker & Kaitlin Muse. One reason Zach and I love San Antonio so much is this community of artists is filled with families (theatre making duos, directors, teachers, actors, designers, theatre babies!!! … Continue reading Artist(s) O’The Week: John & Kaitlin!

Join us at KLRN & IndieLens screening & discussion of documentary NATIONAL BIRD

Today in the Surround: Info about an amazing veterans' service, It's A Small World at KLRN, and an invite for a free movie on Thurs April 13 at the Pearl. from Eva's desk:   I've been out and about connecting with local San Antonio resources for veterans, and sharing information about our production of 9 … Continue reading Join us at KLRN & IndieLens screening & discussion of documentary NATIONAL BIRD

What is the Surround?

The Surround is an innovative new theatre project in San Antonio, Texas focused on creating new communities around the themes seen on stage. Theatre artists Eva Laporte and Zach Lewis collaborate to "surround" the play with a dynamic context (interviews, forums, installations, all-manner-of-interesting-things!) providing multiple access points to audiences and artists alike. Bill Cain's 2010 … Continue reading What is the Surround?


Based on actual events, 9 Circles follows an American soldier, charged with unspeakable crimes, through an increasingly surreal labyrinth of Dantean figures; officers, lawyers, preachers, and military psychiatrists. Stinging with shock and humor, the story travels to its shattering conclusion, asking the ultimate question of war - and of life. Photo by Osama Shukir Muhammed … Continue reading Synopsis