The Overtime Theater Seeks Help Celebrating Winter Holidays

The Overtime Theater in San Antonio, Texas is looking for unproduced plays celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza or the New Year—any celebration during winter holidays and the start of a new year. Your play can take place at a holiday celebration (such as a murder mystery where everyone is gathered to celebrate the holiday). The Overtime Theater will consider traditional, quirky or non-traditional holiday tales. We have a history for offbeat and unique productions, so all ideas will be considered.

We accept submissions of all lengths—short plays, one acts, and full-length plays. We have two spaces available in our theater, and we can tailor our program based on the submissions received.

Our limitation in our performance space is that we can fit 10 performers onstage maximum. No fly system or trap door is available for special character entrances.

Please format your submissions in Word or PDF format. We appreciate a list of characters with a brief description of each, and a short summary of your work within the first 3 pages of the submission. Applicants should use the title of the play as the name of the document.

The Overtime Theater accepts submissions from writers in the United States, Canada, and other English-speaking nations, but gives special attention to writers from Texas. The show does not have to be entirely in English, but we need to get the meaning if it isn’t.

The Overtime Theater is an all-volunteer organization and compensates playwrights with one equal share of donations in our tip jar at the end of the run.

Submissions should be emailed to We accept submissions year-round, but any submissions to be considered for the 2022 season should be received by 11:59 pm CST on September 30, 2022.

Please send any questions to and we will respond as soon as possible.