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RUBEN CARBAJAL

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Ruben carbajal

script writer

 

From commercials, live entertainment and television scripts
to nontraditional copy, I’ve helped create a voice for clients like
the NBA, Awesomeness TV, Fuse and Airbnb.

As for the voices in my head, my award-winning plays have been performed across the country, with published works that include The Gifted Program, Portland and the collection HOLD & Other Short Plays.

 
Lead script writer for [14] All-Star Weekends and nearly all of the league’s global marquee productions. Over a decade of experience threading sponsor stories into events while maintaining the integrity of the NBA brand, creating a seamless and entertaining game experience.   Most recently, I was head writer for the 2016 State Farm All-Star Saturday Night, an evening Sports Illustrated called ‘one of the greatest events in NBA History.’

Lead script writer for [14] All-Star Weekends and nearly all of the league’s global marquee productions. Over a decade of experience threading sponsor stories into events while maintaining the integrity of the NBA brand, creating a seamless and entertaining game experience.  

Most recently, I was head writer for the 2016 State Farm All-Star Saturday Night, an evening Sports Illustrated called ‘one of the greatest events in NBA History.’

Head Writer for Top 5 Live, a high-concept talk show taking young audiences on an unpredictable journey celebrating five things about a new guest influencer every day live on Go90. 


Head Writer for Top 5 Live, a high-concept talk show taking young audiences on an unpredictable journey celebrating five things about a new guest influencer every day live on Go90. 

Held in Paris at the Parc De Villette, the 2015 Airbnb Open was one of the largest international conferences in history. As the head script writer, I developed keynotes for the founders and executive leadership, as well as all emcee copy for the three-day event. My input spanned from award show and video introductions to developing a theatrically-inspired performance keynote in 48 hours.

Held in Paris at the Parc De Villette, the 2015 Airbnb Open was one of the largest international conferences in history. As the head script writer, I developed keynotes for the founders and executive leadership, as well as all emcee copy for the three-day event.

My input spanned from award show and video introductions to developing a theatrically-inspired performance keynote in 48 hours.

Guest-writer for the weekly music countdown show Fuse: Top 20, and head writer for several of the network’s top-rated specials including,  The 100 Sexiest Videos of All-Time, Fuse News Presents: Justin Bieber and Top 25: One-Hit Heroes.

Guest-writer for the weekly music countdown show Fuse: Top 20, and head writer for several of the network’s top-rated specials including,  The 100 Sexiest Videos of All-TimeFuse News Presents: Justin Bieber and Top 25: One-Hit Heroes.

Can you write a production-ready TV Pilot in three days? Starting with that urgent request,  I was tasked to develop three episodes of a sports-themed show aimed at kids, featuring a throwback 70s host, Superbowl coverage with NFL stars and a guest appearance by Dwight Howard. 

Can you write a production-ready TV Pilot in three days? Starting with that urgent request,  I was tasked to develop three episodes of a sports-themed show aimed at kids, featuring a throwback 70s host, Superbowl coverage with NFL stars and a guest appearance by Dwight Howard

Some notable people I’ve written for include:  Susan Sarandon Kris Jenner Arnold Schwartzenegger Jon Stewart Kaley Cuoco Justin Bieber Joe Gebbia Forest Whitaker Dwight Howard Nick Cannon Bob Lanier Cassidy Hubbarth Kristen Ledlow Sage Steele Dennis Scott  

Some notable people I’ve written for include: 
Susan Sarandon
Kris Jenner
Arnold Schwartzenegger
Jon Stewart
Kaley Cuoco
Justin Bieber
Joe Gebbia
Forest Whitaker
Dwight Howard
Nick Cannon
Bob Lanier
Cassidy Hubbarth
Kristen Ledlow
Sage Steele
Dennis Scott

 

THE GIFTED PROGRAM

"Carbajal's humor alternates between lacerating and indulgent, and never slackens."  
--The New Yorker Magazine

Staff Pick --The Leonard Lopate Show

"Perhaps none of us were recluses in the gifted program, but we can all relate to the issues of adolescence that The Gifted Program evokes so well."
--The Columbia Daily Spectator


At Washington High in the year 1985, four of the school’s smartest and least-popular kids struggle day-to-day, finding escape through basement sessions of Dungeons & Dragons. But when a radio request show turns a private crush public, the simple pursuit of an education becomes a fight for survival.

AMAZON (Fast & Easy)

DRAMATISTS PLAY SERVICE
(Slower, but supporting playwrights)

HIGH-SCHOOL FRIENDLY EDITION
(100% F-Bomb Free!)

LICENSING AVAILABLE THROUGH DPS

 

PORTLAND

*Winner of the Armstrong Atlantic One Act Festival*
*Appears in More Scenes & Monologues from the Best New Plays*

‘…The language is so rich, so deep, and so full of complex emotions that I was in tears by the end.
This play will break your heart, and you will be glad for the experience. Absolutely beautiful.’

--Daniel Guyton (Attic, Hilarious Nightmares)


Ed, a young man adrift in life, moves into a small apartment with Li, his ex-lover. Ed's awkward encounters as a room service waiter punctuate the ambiguous intimacy with his roommate, as their murky past and true feelings slowly come clear. A spare meditation on the indivisibility of love and loss.

AMAZON (Fast & Easy)

DRAMA BOOKSHOP
(Slower, but supporting the best book store in the known universe)

LICENSING THROUGH NEXT STAGE PRESS

 

 

HOLD & OTHER SHORT PLAYS


"In just 25 minutes, Ruben Carbajal's HOLD is able to make you laugh and think about your life."
Review Fix


Surreal, unflinching and darkly comic, this collection of Ruben Carbajal's award-winning short plays cover everything from the menace of customer service phone calls to visions of a world bereft of books.
In between there's an existential horse, New Yorkers confronting death, morally bankrupt (but comically rich) suburbanites, and a man in a flying lawn chair who may be a hero or a lunatic.

AMAZON (Fast, easy & possibly delivered via drone)

DRAMA BOOKSHOP (Definitely not delivered by drone, but good for the soul)

LICENSING THROUGH NEXT STAGE PRESS

Have a live event in need of script writer?

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Want more information on my plays or would like to schedule a public appearance?

Feel free to email me at REACH RUBEN AT GMAIL DOT COM (or use the mail button below).