Ruben Ortiz is a founding member of A Broken Umbrella Theater, and he holds a B.A. in theater arts from Muhlenberg College and a master's degree in acting from Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts. He has collaborated in a variety of aspects of the theater including acting, assistant directing, directing, and writing since the theater’s inception. His credits with A Broken Umbrella include A Short Story by a Tree, Thunderbolt, Vaudevillain, iMarvel, Play with Matches, Head Over Wheels, The Library Project, and Freewheelers, and he is a member of the Regicides.