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Night of the Living Dead LIVES Again at The Overtime Theater
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One of the most culturally significant horror films of all time is coming to The Overtime Theater.

Help bring George Romero’s classic film 'Night of the Living Dead' to the stage this October. 

Not only do we want to bring NOTLD to the stage but we want to do it RIGHT and make sure it gets the proper treatment it so rightfully deserves. Our goals and dreams are high and we look to you, the people, to help bring this zombocalypse to LIFE!  

NOTLD at the OT!!!!

WHAT is NOTLD at the OT!? 

'Night of the Living Dead’, or NOTLD as it is referred to by the fans, is a joint stage production between The Overtime Theatre and Film Classics Productions. NOTLD is one of the most recognizable horror films of our time, introducing the modern zombie as we know it. 

Our goal is to bring to you, the audience, an exciting adaptation of the groundbreaking George Romero zombie film classic - - LIVE on stage. We want this show to not just be a stage adaptation of the renowned horror film, but, to be an actual Stage Experience like no other. 

We want you to feel the claustrophobic dread, to hang on to survivor's Hope, and to actually LIVE, for one night, with the Dead. 

WHO is NOTLD at the OT? 

The creative team – Bryan Ortiz, Robert Jerdee and Suzanne DeMarkova – are the driving force behind this adventure. Collectively they have garnered several accolades in film and theater productions such as SA Currents Best of 2012-2013, ATAC GLOBE winners for the hit musical DOCTOR “S” BATTLES THE SEX CRAZED REEFER ZOMBIES THE MUSICAL, as well as various awards for the recent feature film SANITARIUM starring Malcolm McDowell, Lacey Chabert, Chris Mulky, and David Mazouz.

Check out the other amazing team members:

  • The Overtime – San Antonio's "theater for the people" has brought audiences innovative and accessible performances for six years. The Overtime performs only new works written by local authors and offers a space for experimentation and a home for writers, actors, visual artists, and musicians. 
  • Karen Arrendondo (designer) - Karen has been working in theatre for the past 10 years as a stagehand, technician, set, props and costume designer and events manager and scenic artist. She has worked for various theatres around San Antonio and also Austin, Dallas, Houston and Chicago. Karen received her BFA in Technical Theatre Design and Technology from Texas State in 2007 and is currently working on a MA in Counseling to eventually get certified as an Art Therapist.
  • Gina Schneider (stage manager) - Gina received her first BA in Theatre from the University of the Incarnate Word. She also worked at Fiesta Texas in the 2001 season as a stage manager. After that she went back to school and earned a second BA from the University of Texas at San Antonio in Political Science.
  • Susie Hamilton (costumes) – Susie Hamilton is one of San Antonio’s premiere costume designers. She received here BA in Theatrical Design from the University of Texas at El Paso and her credits range from high profile films such as 'Sanitarium' to shows such as Doctor “S” the Musical, 'Stranger', and 'Cabaret'. Susie is also the founder and owner of Free Rose Studios 
  • Laura Garcia (video) - Laura Garcia graduated from the North East School of the Arts, where she majored in cinema. She has created three short films, one of which has traveled locally in festivals. Currently she is attending San Antonio College where she is taking part in the Radio/Television/Broadcasting program. She has been working with the Overtime Theater and Film Classics Productions for the past three years as a production assistant, video editor, and assistant stage manager.

How will you use my investment?

  • Cast 
  • PR services to maximize exposure 
  • Costume and Props 
  • Promotional Print Run 
  • Lighting and Sound Technician 
  • Technical Director  

Many crew members will be working for passion on this project and the budgeted goal will bring the best show possible.

Risks and challenges

The risks and challenges that come with completing our project is being able to contain the level of awesomeness under one little roof. With your support, we can make this 'Night' one you'll survive with bloody relish, and possibly, one you'll want to risk returning to.

True, every project has potential obstacles, but, with the experience both The Overtime and Film Classics brings to the table, I'm confident we'll be able to confront any obstacles to make our Stage Experience frightfully enjoyable for YOU.

The Overtime already brings passion and fun with every show and now we want to bring BIG and AMAZING!

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    Johnny “They’re coming to get you Barbra” – Every $1 will go toward making our show a success. We are truly grateful, and we will send you project updates, video blogs, and casting news along the way.

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    Tom “You always have a smile for me” – Get special postcards featuring NOTLD promotional artwork from the production, in addition to your name in the Thank You page of our program, production updates, and video blogs.

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    Zombie “(moan)” – Be a zombie in the show! You get to choose one show date where you get to go through our zombie training and be featured in the show. You also get your name in the Thank You page of our program, production updates, video blogs, and postcards.
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    Barbra “Johnny, HELP ME!” – You get a sneak peek of the show by receiving one ticket to a special private reception followed by our final dress rehearsal. You also get your name in the Thank You page of our program, production updates, video blogs, and postcards.
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    Helen Cooper “There is a radio upstairs and you boarded us down here?” – One reserved ticket, you pick the seat, you pick the date. "Special" refreshments also included for YOU our special backer. You’ll also get your name in the Thank You page of our program, production updates, video blogs, and postcards.

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    Ben “You can be the boss down there. I’m the boss up here” – You get a sneak peek of the show by receiving TWO tickets to our final dress rehearsal and reception. "Special" refreshments also included for YOU our special backerS. You also get your name in the Thank You page of our program, production updates, video blogs, and postcards.

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    Sheriff McClellan “That’s another one for the fire” – You will receive a zombie swag bag, which will include special show artwork from a local artist and one ticket for a show date of your choice. You also get your name in the Thank You page of our program, production updates, and video blogs

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    Harry Cooper “I don’t want anyone’s life in my hands” – Rehearsal pass to see any five rehearsals of your choosing (not including final dress), plus one ticket for a show date of your choice. You will also receive the zombie swag bag, get your name in the Thank You page of our program, production updates, and video blogs.

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    Hero Zombie "(moan)" - Two tickets to see RiffTrax: Night of the Living Dead on October 24th AND two tickets for the 13th Floor Haunted House in San Antonio Tx. Also, One reserved ticket (you pick the seat, you pick the date), the zombie swag bag, name in the Thank You page, updates, video blogs, along with a LIMITED edition show poster.

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    Zombie Dinner "braaaaains" - You and a guest will be cooked a special meal at the Overtime to enjoy at our outdoor Patio Café! You will also be able to reserve two seats from our seating chart for a show date of your choice. You will also receive the zombie swag bag, name in the Thank You page, updates, and video blogs.

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    George Romero – One lucky backer will get to have a special private showing for them and up to 59 of their closest friends and family, along with executive producer credit! This angel backer will be responsible for bringing to life THE DREAM. They will also get a big big hug, receive the zombie swag bag, production updates, LIMITED POSTER signed by the cast, updates and video blogs.

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