As part of our educational outreach to the community, the Overtime Theater offers group and individual classes and workshops for actors 16 and older. Every year, the Overtime Theater opens its doors and invites acting students from around the San Antonio area to participate in Summer Intensive courses. Actors are invited to enhance their craft with world-class training and introduce them to accomplished, industry professionals. This year, The OT Theater Experience will expand our workshop offerings with inspiring multidisciplinary training programs for adults and young people.
Group and Individual Classes and Workshops
Monday nights at 10 p.m. The Denials Improv Troupe hosts a free improv workshop. Come learn the craft from highly trained improvisers. All experience levels are welcome! See more and stay up to date by visiting our Facebook page.
A graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York, Jade Esteban Estrada is the creator of 19 one-person shows which he has performed internationally. He has appeared in commercials (Prudential), television (The Graham Norton Effect, Comedy Central) and his films have been screened at the Cannes Film Festival. He began his Acting Master Class Series in November 2009. Since then, he has trained hundreds of performers and teachers in acting, singing, musical theatre, creative writing, voice and speech and dance across the United States, Europe and Australia. He has produced hundreds of shows and is the Artistic Director of Terrible Enfants Theatre Company in Houston, Texas. Learn more about Jade at www.getjaded.com.
William Mohammad Razavi is the Artistic Director of the Overtime Theater. Born in Tehran, Iran in 1973, he took his first steps at Fort Benning, Georgia and grew up in Texas where he earned his BA from Trinity University. He went on to earn his MFA in Dramatic Writing from Brandeis University. His play Making Up For Lost Time was workshopped at the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, Massachusetts and was nominated for an ATAC Globe award in San Antonio. His radio play Wenceslas Square was broadcast on WERS in Boston and subsequently declared “dangerous to the image of Radio Free Europe.”
He teaches at St. Mary’s University where his courses taught include Playwriting, Creativity Through Arts, Introduction to Theatre, International Literature, British Literature and American Literature. William is a cofounder the Southwest Association of Literary and Dramatic Artists (SWALDA) which produced Julie, his adaptation of Strindberg’s Miss Julie in 2014. He wrote and directed The Complete Fragments of Menander: Some Assembly Required & The 27 Minute Odyssey which were performed at the San Antonio Museum of Art in 2008 and 2009 respectively. His play The Sign of the Times was published in Trickster’s Way in 2009 and performed at the Luminaria Arts Festival 2010. His other plays include 27 Short Plays About Being Murdered in a Hotel by ABBA, Macbeth, The Next-To-Last-Flight of Amelia Earhart, Lusitania, Daedalus’s Other Regret, Mavis Davis and the Nighthawks at the Diner, The Private Life of Ernest Hemingway, The Ricky Harrow Pitcher Show, Illuminati and Sullivan’s Detours.
As an actor he has performed in Slasher and Back of the Throat at Attic Rep and in What the Butler Saw, All the King’s Men and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead elsewhere. His performances at the Overtime include, The Haunted House, The Professionals and Murder at the Chateau Le Shadow.
Tidbits about William:
- His most recent directing work includes Center of the Universe and Locolobo at the Overtime and Waiting for Godot at St. Mary’s University.
An excerpt from his memoir Turban Cowboy was published in Daily Life though World History in Primary Documents (Greenwood Press, 2009).
He is a freelance writer and director whose film and theatre criticism has appeared in the San Antonio Current among other publications.
His work is available from Amazon.com in print and ebook formats.
In 2005 a high school named for him opened in Aligudarz, Iran.
Nicole Erwin is the Executive Director at The Overtime and holds a BA in Music from the University of Denver and a Masters in E commerce Management. She is a private voice instructor and has appeared on stage locally with The Woodlawn Theater, The Playhouse San Antonio, The Cameo Theater, PASA, and out-of-state with Opera Colorado. She offers private instruction and Master Classes in voice and acting to schools in the San Antonio area.
Musical Theater Workshops are planned for 2017 and will include acting, singing and dance.