The Overtime Theater has been a staple in San Antonio’s community theater scene since 2007. A self-proclaimed “gateway theater”, the OT has produced almost every type of show there is, from plays to musicals to variety shows. The best part is that every show is original, written by local, San Antonio playwrights. They even host improv theatre workshops and shows every week!
What I love most about the Overtime is their dedication to their mission statement- to make theater accessible and enjoyable for everyone, whether they’re onstage, backstage, or in the audience. The actors are literally on the same level as the audience, which creates an amazing sense of closeness between the two- the audience can feel like they’re a part of the show.
When I first started working with the OT, I didn’t know what to expect. I did theatre in high school, but acting at the Overtime is unlike any experience I’ve ever had. Almost everyone knows each other, but they welcome new members with open arms! There is a mutual understanding that everyone is there to grow as a performer, and that really helped my confidence.
Ride the Musical by Dan Timoskevich and Rachel Roth was my community theatre debut, and it recently won an ATAC Award for Best Original Script and Best Original Score back in October! This was such an exciting moment for me; I can officially say I was in an award winning musical!
The OT is a 501(c)3 organization, which means everyone involved in each show is there as a volunteer. If you attend a show at the Overtime, please consider donating to our Love Bucket! I also regularly hold item donation drives there to benefit the Nighthawk Advocacy Center at my school, Northeast Lakeview College (look for the blue bin!).
If you’d like to get involved with the Overtime Theater, feel free to check out their website or Facebook page for tickets and audition information. The OT is located at 5409 Bandera Rd Ste 205, Leon Valley, TX 78238. I hope to see you there soon!