From The Overtime Theater’s Executive Board to our supporters,
Thank you for everything you’ve ever done for us, from seeing our shows, talking with our actors, having your favorite writers and directors, to generously paying for tickets and donating to our Love Bucket. You are both what makes our work possible and why we work as hard as we do to bring you quality in return for your patronage.
Here is our honest truth: we depend on the profits of a month’s shows to pay for the next month’s shows, which means the lights stay on, we can paint the stage floor, we can print posters and programs, and everything else that goes into making a show happen. Not one of us makes money from what we do at the theater – no writer, no director, no actor, no one working front of house.
By closing the theater for two to three months, foregoing the income from shows, it will be a true hardship to re-open our doors.
The Overtime is the only theater in San Antonio dedicated to actually producing new work by local playwrights. This means that our work is not tried and true – and that it is unencumbered by prior productions and the expectations those engender; it is daring, risky, timely, modern, reflective of our times, culture, and lives. We give an opportunity to new voices and assist emerging theater artists by giving them a place to actually see their work produced, valued, and celebrated.
We do not do this work because we want to be wealthy or even profitable. We want to break even and you can help us do that. We have a goal to make $15,000 to keep doing what we do.
We understand that these are difficult times on every level, including financially, for everyone. If you could donate $5 or $10 it would make all the difference in us weathering this time and emerging – when we’re all able – funded and ready to continue being your community theater for new local works.
Thank you for your time reading this and your consideration.