Vlad Butucea is a Glasgow-based, Romanian-born playwright.
Formerly mentored by Playwrights’ Studio Scotland, Vlad made his professional debut writing one part of National Theatre Scotland’s sci-fi trilogy Interference (2019). Recently, he was a contributing writer on Hope Dickson Leach’s film Ghost Light (National Theatre of Scotland, Edinburgh International Festival) and received a grant from the Edwin Morgan Trust to create work for Morgan’s Centenary celebrations (2020/2021).
His new play Silkworm, nominated for the 2020 Popcorn Award, will premiere at next year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe in a Pearlfisher x The Byre Theatre co-production and in association with Assembly Festival.
Vlad’s work explores a variety of themes including digital culture, queer politics and ecology. He is working towards a PhD in queer digital theatre at the University of Glasgow.
Theatre Credits: Silkworm (2021, Pearlfisher, The Byre Theatre, Assembly Festival); Interference (2019, National Theatre of Scotland); The Door (2016, Moon Country Nights at Tron Theatre).
Film Credits: Ghost Light (2020, National Theatre of Scotland, Selkie Productions, Edinburgh International Festival)