Ruben Grijalva

Ruben Grijalva

Ruben Grijalva earned his BA in Cinema from San Francisco State University and helped start the fitness-entertainment company Virtual Active. His works include the award-winning short film Shadow Ball (2007), the full length multimedia play Foresight (2010), and the short plays Value Over Replacement (2012) and Mr. Wong’s Goes to Washington (2013), each of which was featured in The Best of PlayGround. His full...
Ruben Grijalva earned his BA in Cinema from San Francisco State University and helped start the fitness-entertainment company Virtual Active. His works include the award-winning short film Shadow Ball (2007), the full length multimedia play Foresight (2010), and the short plays Value Over Replacement (2012) and Mr. Wong’s Goes to Washington (2013), each of which was featured in The Best of PlayGround. His full length expansion of Value Over Replacement (2014) was named a 2015 O'Neill Finalist and won an Egerton New Play Award. He lives in San Francisco’s Sunset District with his partner Keli and his Labrador Retha.

Plays

  • Value Over Replacement
    Edgerton New Play Award Winner, O’Neill National Playwrights Conference Finalist, Bay Area Playwrights Festival Semi-Finalist At five-foot-seven, one-hundred-sixty pounds, light-hitting shortstop turned drive-time sports radio host Edward “Chip” Fuller is hardly the poster-boy for baseball’s steroid era. But when he learns his name will appear on a list of players linked to performance enhancing drugs, Chip...
    Edgerton New Play Award Winner, O’Neill National Playwrights Conference Finalist, Bay Area Playwrights Festival Semi-Finalist At five-foot-seven, one-hundred-sixty pounds, light-hitting shortstop turned drive-time sports radio host Edward “Chip” Fuller is hardly the poster-boy for baseball’s steroid era. But when he learns his name will appear on a list of players linked to performance enhancing drugs, Chip is forced to explain his choice to colleagues, his listeners, and his family. In doing so, he must choose between a bland public apology and a much more difficult confession: that if he had it to do over again, he wouldn't change a thing. A note on the title: Value Over Replacement Player is a complex baseball statistic that measures a player’s performance relative to an imagined “replacement player,” who is an average fielder and slightly below average hitter.