The OT Operational Directors offer their expertise and talents as volunteers. Actors and the production crew are paid stipends through audience donations. Our ticket prices are among the most competitive in the city, as we try to keep the costs down and the entertainment as accessible as possible. We are committed to building an audience with an appreciation for new, outside-the- box productions — an audience that will also support other local theaters and arts organizations.
Nicole Erwin – Managing Director
Nicole joined the Overtime Staff in 2017 and is thrilled to combine her business acumen and her passion for the arts as the theater’s Managing Director.
Originally from Denver, Colorado, Nicole has lived in San Antonio since 1994. Nicole has appeared on stage locally with The Overtime Theater, The Woodlawn Theater, The Playhouse, The Public Theater of San Antonio, The Cameo Theater and The Roxie Theater. She is very engaged in the San Antonio theater community as a Board Director for the Alamo Theatre Arts Council (ATAC) and the San Antonio Theatre Coalition (SATCO).
Nicole holds a Bachelor of Arts in Vocal Music with a minor in Business Administration from the University of Denver Lamont School of Music. She studied Opera under former Metropolitan Opera performers and has studied locally with Dr. Diana Allen, Tim Birt and Darrin Newhardt. Nicole has performed with The San Antonio Symphony Mastersingers, South Texas Lyric Opera, Lamont Opera Theater, Lamont Chorale and Lamont Jazz Choir.
Nicole is a repeat vocal talent contest winner and received the Most Promising Female Vocalist of the year award from the Entertainer-Indie association. Her self-produced album, “Lone Star Lonely” was recorded in Nashville and had two single releases, “Ain’t No Heartache” and “Tied to the Wheel of Runaway Heart” – both were Top Album Cuts in the Gavin Magazine’s Country Chart. Nicole also enjoys acting in films, commercials and doing voice over work.
Jade Esteban Estrada – Artistic Director
Jade Esteban Estrada is a nationally recognized stand-up comedian, actor, dancer, singer, choreographer, playwright and composer. He has directed, produced, and performed in several plays and musicals. He is a graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York.
Estrada began his theatre journey in the mid-80s as a member of Los Actores de San Antonio at the Guadalupe Theatre. Before moving to New York at the age of 18, he performed in musicals at the Josephine Theatre under Jerry Pollock, Missy Miller, and Aaron Callies. He also appeared in children’s theatre at the Melodrama Playhouse at Hemisfair Plaza and what is now the Blue Star Arts Complex.
Estrada is perhaps best known as a solo theatre artist with several of his works appearing on The Overtime stage. (A Sign from the Taco Gods, Magick: An Evening with Aleister Crowley, ICONS: The Lesbian and Gay History of the World, How Burlesque Saved Christmas,Sinderella and the Glass Zipper, and Madame X: A Burlesque Fantasy.) Estrada received an Alamo Theatre Arts Council (ATAC) Award for his 2019 production of A Sign from the Taco Gods. “Jade Esteban Estrada knows how to draw an audience in and hold them in the palm of his hand.” Deborah Martin San Antonio Express-News
Scott McDowell – Technical Director
Scott McDowell is one of the original founders of the Overtime Theater and has been here since day one. He is currently an Overtime Board member and has 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 and believes “This island of misfit toys makes beautiful theater.”
Gina Schneider – Production and Company Manager
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
Jonathan Schell – Creative Manager/Volunteer Coordinator
Jonathan Schell first joined The Overtime Theater in 2016 as an actor. In 2018 he became a member of the theater staff as Creative Manager. In 2019 Jonathan revitalized The Overtime Cabaret and began directing shows like Gay Men With Wives and Voices in the Dark. In 2021, Jonathan served as an interim member of the Board of Directors. He was later elected to serve as Vice-President of the board and currently also still serves as Creative Manager and Volunteer Coordinator..
Kurt Wilkinson – Promotions Manager
Kurt Wilkinson received BAs in both Acting/Directing and Media Studies from Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi. Kurt has performed in multiple shows at The Overtime and directed a show at The Overtime since 2019 when he moved back to his hometown of San Antonio. As someone born with osteogenesis imperfecta, Kurt hopes that his success on and off stage proves to the world that people with disabilities are welcome to pursue careers in theatre.