Ryan M. Bultrowicz

Ryan M. Bultrowicz

Ryan M. Bultrowicz is a Mexican-American playwright based out of Virginia. He’s interested in creating innovative, experimental, and magical shows. He's had countless productions of his works staged across the world. He is the author of Dream Date (Queensland University, Australia), The Rabbit’s Hole (Baumholder American School, Germany), Shower Thoughts (Network Theatre, London), The Audience Disturbs...
Ryan M. Bultrowicz is a Mexican-American playwright based out of Virginia. He’s interested in creating innovative, experimental, and magical shows. He's had countless productions of his works staged across the world. He is the author of Dream Date (Queensland University, Australia), The Rabbit’s Hole (Baumholder American School, Germany), Shower Thoughts (Network Theatre, London), The Audience Disturbs Marcel’s Bath Time and He Is Very Upset With You All (Tiny Dynamite, Philadelphia), Three Women and an Onion (MadLab, Ohio) and many more. His acting credits include playing Macbeth (Macbeth), Vincent Cradeau (No Exit), Creon (Antigone), Scoop Rosenbaum (The Heidi Chronicles) and many more.

In addition to being a playwright and actor he is also the co-artistic director and one of the founders of Mad Cat Theatre Company in Leesburg, Virginia. He is passionate about theatre and hopes to create works that will entertain an audience while simultaneously encouraging them to think about their work, family, friends, and lives in a more abstract way. He also hopes he can inspire some people along the way.

I love talking with fellow playwrights, actors, or artists of any kind. Feel free to reach out and start a discussion with me, I'd be thrilled to hear from you.

Plays

  • The Femme Fugu
    FULL-LENGTH: When a murder attempt puts Amelia in the hospital, she's forced to finally share her secrets with her girlfriend, Nancy. The two embark on a tale of revenge, exotic food, and karate - only to learn they may not be as compatible as they once thought. Can their relationship handle the strain of Amelia's life of crime? Will Amelia survive another does of fugu poison? And exactly how real is...
    FULL-LENGTH: When a murder attempt puts Amelia in the hospital, she's forced to finally share her secrets with her girlfriend, Nancy. The two embark on a tale of revenge, exotic food, and karate - only to learn they may not be as compatible as they once thought. Can their relationship handle the strain of Amelia's life of crime? Will Amelia survive another does of fugu poison? And exactly how real is Master Fugu, the talking spiritual pufferfish? The Femme Fugu is a fast-paced, fugu-laced, dark comedy that checks all the boxes for an exciting night at the theatre.
  • The Audience Disturbs Marcel's Bath Time and He Is Very Upset With You All
    ONE ACT: Marcel is taking a bath. You are watching him take a bath. Marcel catches you watching him taking a bath. A metatheatrical experience ensues.

    Run time with the audience interaction was about 30-40 minutes when performed at Tiny Dynamite Theatre.
  • Captain Cockroach
    TEN-MINUTE: Two Krispy Kreme employees have been mysteriously transformed into cockroaches. They don't know how this happened, they don't know how to fix this, all they can think to do right now is to bicker over who has the higher position of authority.
  • Monsters are Made in the Minds of Men
    FULL-LENGTH: Camila's father was a monster hunter. He spent his day's chasing after Bigfoot, the Chupacabra, and an array of other mythical beasts. But now he's dead and Camila and Liam, her boyfriend, are left to rummage through his monster-hunting arsenal. The play bounces between the past and present to reveal the struggles of Camila's parents and the fear that pushed her father away from his family.
  • Two-Timing Loaf of Bread
    TEN-MINUTE: A loaf of bread is cheating on his girlfriends. Yes. Literally a loaf of bread.
  • Coin Head
    TEN-MINUTE: Coin Head, a man who lives in a dark office and spends his life designing the artwork for United States quarters, comes face to face with someone who appreciates him for all his work and his life-long dedication.
  • Eating Crayons
    TEN-MINUTE: A play dedicated to those kids who ate crayons in class.
  • Karen Paints Koi
    ONE-ACT: Karen has been painting pictures of koi fish every single day. She doesn’t know why she’s doing it. Is it because she’s depressed? Is it because koi fish remind her of her dead mother? Is it because she feels pity for koi fish? She really doesn’t know. Hopefully, Marlin, a koi fish and self-proclaimed koi fish expert will be able to offer some insight.
  • Eternal Crushing
    They were just watching the Oscars when all of a sudden they were transported into a shrinking room - Diane and Sherry discuss how they have been crushed, how they will be crushed, and whether or not that's a bad thing.
  • Three Women and an Onion
    ONE ACT: An absurdist comedy that examines three women who attempt to determine the motivations of the onion that keeps appearing on their kitchen table.
  • A Cold, Blue Place
    FULL LENGTH: When Bernard, a drug smuggler and an all-around bad guy, runs into difficulties on a deep-sea dive, he drowns. But due to the depth of which he was diving, no remains have been recovered. This sends the lives of the people who loved him spiraling. His mother, Elaine, feels a tremendous sadness and has difficulty accepting Bernard is gone, his girlfriend/business associate, Ruth, doesn’t know...
    FULL LENGTH: When Bernard, a drug smuggler and an all-around bad guy, runs into difficulties on a deep-sea dive, he drowns. But due to the depth of which he was diving, no remains have been recovered. This sends the lives of the people who loved him spiraling. His mother, Elaine, feels a tremendous sadness and has difficulty accepting Bernard is gone, his girlfriend/business associate, Ruth, doesn’t know whether to be angry or sad, and his sister, Sandra, doesn’t really feel anything. Through a terrifying, yet comedic motion of events, Sandra ends up coming face to face with her deceased brother in a dark, cold, and blue place. A Cold, Blue Place is an imaginative tragicomedy that explores how we’re remembered and how we grieve.
  • Disinfect the People
    TEN-MINUTE: Nicole and Luciana's small business is suddenly surrounded by an angry mob who believe they have the cure to the pandemic - disinfectant and cleaning supplies.
  • I Found Her Ear and She Stole My Heart
    Edward has found a severed ear, and while it’s scary at first, he also feels a deeper connection with it. Caroline is having visions of a man with a crow’s head, and she’s hoping it’s leading her to the skies. These two are incredibly unstable. Could they love each other? Should they?
  • The Submarine Dating Show Incident
    TEN-MINUTE: Adam and Claire are contestants on the soon to be hit dating show "Untitled Submarine Dating Show"! Unfortunately, there's a bit of a hiccup that leaves the two stranded in a submarine at the bottom of the ocean...
  • The Eighth Corpse
    TEN-MINUTE: This is the eighth time a corpse has appeared in Dante and Shelby's bedroom this week. It's starting to become a major annoyance for them - it's time to figure out the best way to deal with these random remains.
  • Don't Eat the Lava Lamp
    TEN-MINUTE: Carly has very specific instructions - don't eat the lava lamp. But there's something very alluring about the lava lamp. Can you imagine if she ate it? That'd be crazy, right? No matter...how...delicious...it looks.
  • The Last Bird
    TEN-MINUTE: The last bird in the world has died. Two scientist sit and reflect about the wearied world they live in.
  • Scrubbed - a monologue about what's left behind
    Scrubbed is a short monologue about the aftermath of a loved one taking their own life.

    This is a monologue adapted from a poem I wrote.
  • My Father Left Us and All I Got Was This Rembrandt
    FULL-LENGTH: When Cordell brings Nat home from the bar, his plans for a one-night stand are put on hold by his eccentric roommate, Riley. And much to Cordell’s annoyance, Nat is intrigued by Riley's oddities, which include the willingness to complete an all-white puzzle. As the night goes on, Cordell is pushed to explore something he’s avoided for years- an unopened briefcase left to him by his estranged...
    FULL-LENGTH: When Cordell brings Nat home from the bar, his plans for a one-night stand are put on hold by his eccentric roommate, Riley. And much to Cordell’s annoyance, Nat is intrigued by Riley's oddities, which include the willingness to complete an all-white puzzle. As the night goes on, Cordell is pushed to explore something he’s avoided for years- an unopened briefcase left to him by his estranged and now-deceased father. The briefcase reveals seemingly meaningless scraps of fabric, but the trio soon realize that the fabric is actually remnants of a famous Rembrandt painting that was stolen, presumably by Cordell’s deadbeat father.
  • Lobotomy
    TEN-MINUTE: Penny and Ellie take a peek at their patients memories as they perform a lobotomy.
  • The Ready for Confetti DLC Pack
    TEN-MINUTE: Melissa and Krysta are two gamer friends who have been crushing zombie heads together for years, but when the world goes into quarantine a sad revelation is made.
  • Gentle Strokes
    TEN-MINUTE: When Emily joins and introduction to painting class, she soon finds herself in the world of a pushy, disgusting, and pretentious artist. The student quickly becomes the teacher.
  • Removing a Varnish
    TEN-MINUTE: A joke is formed as a varnish is removed in a fine art restoration studio.
  • Dream Date
    TEN-MINUTE: Frankie just had one of the best dates of her life, but when a sudden narcoleptic fit threatens to ruin the date, she does everything in her power to stay awake.
  • An Important Notice From Your Dentist
    TEN-MINUTE: Dr. Walker, your new dentist, has taken the audience hostage...but things don't go exactly as planned.
  • The Funky Fresh Tragedy of Vanilla Ice
    TEN-MINUTE: Kendrick and Maggie have been partnered together to work on a project highlighting a tragic hero. While Kendrick suggests doing a commonly known tragic hero such as Oedipus or Macbeth, Maggie has someone else in mind...Vanilla Ice.
  • The Rabbit's Hole
    TEN-MINUTE: What happens to magicians who die performing magic tricks? Ask Jasper Maskelyne, Harry Houdini and...Amber Weaver?
  • People Are Just Furniture With Emotions
    TEN-MINUTE: Modern home decor is such a bore. All white? Sharp angles? Why not try something new? Something a lot more...lively.
  • Eleanor Roosevelt and Her Big Axe
    TEN-MINUTE: When Dawn writes a successful novel based on the life of Eleanor Roosevelt, she struggles with movie executive Josh's visions for the film adaptation. Should Eleanor Roosevelt be painted as an axe wielding superhero vigilante, or were her true actions heroic enough?
  • God's Retribution
    TEN-MINUTE: When David was a college student he let somebody prank his roommate by putting deer urine in his shampoo. Now its years later, and a clump of David's hair has fallen out, he fears it is God's retribution.
  • Shower Thoughts
    TEN-MINUTE: A writer is having some problems completing his work. A shower should clear his head, but how many showers will it take, and will his girlfriend still love him if he turns into a prune?
  • Earth Date
    TEN-MINUTE: Earth is on a date, but he's got an embarrassing secret. He's got a bad case of Homo sapiens.
  • Murderbilia
    TEN-MINUTE: Some people collect stamps, other people collect shoes. Danny collects items that were involved in major murders and crime sprees. It's causing some trouble with his wife.
  • It's Not You
    TEN-MINUTE: Nate and Sarah have been dating for eight months, but Nate is now leaving her for somebody else. That somebody, is himself.
  • Life's a Beach
    Just your typical vacation in America! Well, it's more of a "vacation" actually.