The Overtime Theater is a non-profit organization with the mission of “theater for the people” to the greater community through new productions and workshops in acting, playwriting, and comedy improvisation. We are dedicated to providing original, innovative, and accessible entertainment at an affordable price.
In business since 2007, The Overtime Theater has produced over 75 new and original shows primarily by local authors. Our shows are all original works or unconventional adaptations of old classics. We specialize in world premieres of works never before seen on stage. We also collaborate with local visual artists, giving them a prominent space in which to display their works. 13 of 16 shows in in our 2015 were written by local authors. Our 2016 season includes 12 new plays, 7 written by women, 3 of whom live in San Antonio. For the 2016 Season we received 994 submissions from 40 states and 15 countries.
We are located at 1203 Camden right near the Riverwalk and the new Hotel Emma at the historic Pearl Brewery, just down the way from the San Antonio Museum of Art. The Overtime is proud to participate in local events such as Luminaria and Bat Loco.
Our Staff and Board
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 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
Cameron Beesley caught the theatre bug in high school when he was cast as Society Max in Guys and Dolls. He continued his education at Trinity University, where he received his BA in Drama and enjoyed working in the shop more than being onstage. He stayed in San Antonio after graduation, and served in the role of Technical Director, Lighting Designer, Shop Foreman, and Scenic Fabricator at various theatres in and around San Antonio, including Allegro Stage Company, Playhouse SA, Trinity University Dept. of Theatre, AtticRep, and Boerne Community Theatre. He spent a significant amount of time honing his creative carpentry and welding skills at SRO Associates in Boerne, contributing to the creation of sets and pieces for Sea World, Dollywood, and—his favorite—the rebuild of Big Tex at the State Fair of Texas.
Chris started hanging around the Overtime in 2009, was hired in 2012, but has been a supporter from the beginning. His theatrical interests are in directing, acting, and design. He has called San Antonio home sine 1964 and was educated at IWC and Austin College and also spent 25 years designing and directing for U.S. Army Entertainment.. While The Overtime is his primary employer, he also freelances with The Classic Theatre and The Vex. Port Cove, and Queen’s Castle are two of Chris’ favorite productions in a fifty year career. He felt that he had been accepted into the Overtime family when Scott McDowell gave him a part in Captain Cortez. “If you can’t act, behave.” -John Igo
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.
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.”
B.K-McKee has been acting professionally and collegiately for 7 years. In 2010 he graduated from Texas Lutheran University with a BFA in Dramatic Media. During his four years tenure at TLU he worked on stage starting with playing a Protean in the show A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and ending it with directing In A Northern Landscape by Timothy Mason. Part of his training at TLU also led him to write, shoot and edit his own short films (some of which turned out better than others). He is a regular member of the house improv troupe The Denials who were voted the best comedy group in San Antonio in the San Antonio Current magazine.
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 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 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
Rob has been with the Overtime since 2008. He has done every job in the theater at one time or another. He hopes one day to do at least one of them well.
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!
Liz joined the Overtime Company in 2009 and is an actor and “all around lover of the arts.” She is a native San Antonian and attended Edwards University. Her favorite Overtime production was Sex Party in 2013 (‘No, that’s not dirty. It was a brilliant play.”) She believes in the classic theater maxim: there are no small parts, only small actors.