Our Staff and Board
Nicole Erwin – Executive Director
Nicole holds a BA in Music from the University of Denver and a Masters in E commerce Management. She sings with the Symphony Mastersingers and The Greater SA Chamber Choir, and is a private voice instructor at Performing Arts SA (PASA). Nicole has appeared on stage locally with the Woodlawn, Playhouse, and Cameo theaters, with PASA, and out-of-state with Opera Colorado.
William Razavi – Artistic Director
William has been a member of the Overtime Company since 2013, and was named the theater’s Artistic Director in June 2014. He is a writer, actor, director, and dramaturg with a BA from Trinity University and an MFA from Brandeis University. “I can take any empty space and call it a bare stage. A man walks across this empty space whilst someone else is watching him, and this is all that is needed for an act of theatre to be engaged.” – Peter Brook, The Empty Space
Chelsea Robertson – Communications Director
Chelsea is an actor, and joined the Overtime in 2015. Creatures of the Night is her favorite Overtime production so far. She recently graduated from UTSA with a BA in English and likes Marina Abramovic’s comment: “In theater, blood is ketchup; in performance, everything’s real.”
Christy Song – Volunteer Coordinator
Jess Tanner – Senior Technician and Social Media Manager
Jess has been at the OT since 2012. Jess can be found filling a variety of tech rolls in the Overtime, but is happiest in the booth. She has worked tech and design for many Overtime shows, including Port Cove, Beasts of Baverly Grove, and Sex Party. Her favorite Overtime experience was working with Scott McDowell as lighting designer and technician for season one of Queen’s Castle. Jess has been studying theatre tech and design since 2009, and the Overtime has taught her almost everything she knows. She is grateful to be a part of the Overtime family and experience. “I don’t want my life to imitate art, I want my life to be art.” -Carrie Fisher
Rose Dent – Development Director
Amy McDowell – Grant Director
Amy McDowell has been a volunteer at the Overtime periodically since it’s inception in 2007, from box office and concessions to stage managing. A grants director for a local nonprofit by day, Amy is happy to use her skills to support the Overtime and its mission to create theater for the people.
Board of Directors
Julie Vaquera – President
Jules hails originally from Chelsea, OK, and joined the Overtime family sometime around 2007. Her day job finds her at Olmos Pharmacy and this is actually her second stint as a Board member. She is well-known as the Director and Producer of The Overtime Cabaret, a job she finds to be a true joy. While she writes music, and was the co-author of this past year’s musical How to Play the Game, she also really digs tech, particularly lights, painting, and being a stage-hand. She has a three-way tie in favorite OT shows: Dr S Battles the Sex Crazed Reefer Zombies: The Movie: The Musical; Hard Bargain; and Buddah Swings. She is also the proud parent of one tabby cat and one miniature schnauzer dog.
Scott McDowell – Vice-President and Board Chairman
Scott has “been here since day one” and is a current Overtime Board member, having previously served as the theater’s Technical Director and Board President. His interests in theater are as a playwright, actor, and improv performer. He is a native San Antonian and by day is a firefighter. “This island of misfit toys makes beautiful theater.”
Gina Schneider – Secretary/Treasurer
Gina joined the Overtime Company in 2013 as a stage manager, director, and board operator. She is a native San Antonian and has a Bachelor of Arts in Theater Arts from the University of the Incarnate Word and Political Science from the University of Texas at San Antonio. “A society without art soon finds itself with nothing to pass on.” – Ming Cho Lee
Jana joined the Overtime Company in 2016 and is an actor and volunteer at the theater. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Teaching, working as a 6th grade science and reading teacher outside of the theater. Currently, Jana has no favorite Overtime production; she has enjoyed all of the productions that she has seen and been involved in! She believes in the classic theater maxim: there are no small parts, only small actors.
Michael Burger is best known around the Overtime for his four-year stint as the Lightning Baron/Captain Cortez, as well as penning the 2014 Halloween show, The Beasts of Baverly Grove. He has also appeared around San Antonio in shows such as The Pillowman, Mourning Dove, Spamalot, The Wizard of Oz, and 2 Rooms. He also recently directed the 2015 Vexler show, Rumors. Michael is pleased to be making his return to the Overtime. rai·son d’ê·tre
Suzanne joined the Overtime Company in 2008 and is an actor. She is a native San Antonian and counts parts in The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari and Night of the Living Dead among her favorite Overtime roles. Regarding Theatre, she shared two quotes: “I like the ephemeral thing about theatre. Every performance is like a ghost – it’s there and then it’s gone,” from Maggie Smith and “Theatre is a series of insurmountable obstacles on the road to imminent disaster,” from Tom Stoppard. Suzanne feels the Overtime is a place of family and community who all work together for one thing: for the love of theatre. The Overtime strives to create original, accessible and innovative theatre – all at a very affordable price – for the good people of San Antonio, Texas and beyond!