Overtime Theater Seeks New Works From Black Playwrights for New Play Development Series

Actor Clifton Simmons performs at The Overtime Theater in 2019. Photo: Jade Esteban Estrada. 

San Antonio, TX (Jan. 17, 2022) – Are you a Black playwright who has written a play or musical that is ready to be developed or possibly produced? The Overtime Theater in San Antonio, Texas might be able to make that happen. 

This month, the Overtime is seeking previously unproduced, original work for its New Play Development Series, which will begin during Black History Month. Though full-length plays are welcome, the Overtime especially seeks one-act plays that require one to three actors. The chosen play (or plays) will be given two rehearsals and an in-person staged reading on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022 at the Overtime Theater.

Devoted to producing new and original work, the Overtime is particularly interested in bold, innovative plays that are both challenging and entertaining. 

Only submissions in a Word document or PDF will be considered. The Overtime Theater, an all-volunteer organization, compensates playwrights with one equal share of donations to our love bucket at the end of the show’s presentation. 

Submissions should be sent to submissions@theovertimetheater.org. Attn: Jade Esteban Estrada, artistic director. Deadline is midnight Jan. 29, 2022.