bekah brunstetter
Bekah Brunstetter I care deeply. About a lot of things. Like really, really deep. Ow
playwright in brooklyn, NY
playwright in brooklyn, NY

worry not

January 26th, 2015 by Bekah Brunstetter

I write for TV now, but I do NOT have a big head about it.

I in fact have a VERY TINY AND VERY CREEPY DISEMBODIED HEAD.

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Again: these gals

January 25th, 2015 by Bekah Brunstetter

I just checked myself, before I, you know, wrecked myself, to make sure, but I have YET TO REALLY BLOG ABOUT THE KILROYS. Apparently there have been way more important things like LOOK AT THIS PIE! and I CLEANED MY CLOSET! But honestly, being a part of this group is one of the best things I did in 2014. We’re a group of LA based playwrights, producers, and Lit Managers, and we came together to solve a single problem: gender parity in the theater. (You can read more about us HERE.) As Obama pointed out, it’s 2015 you guys! And women are still not getting paid the same as men for doing the same job. Similarly, there are just as many women writing plays as there are dudes, and yet still, when you look at the numbers, at the season announcements of major theaters throughout the US — the data is pretty bleak. It’s still mostly men getting their plays produced.

So, we created a survey, sent it out to hundreds of theater professionals, asked them to recommend their favorite un or underproduced plays by women they read in the last year, and created a list of the TOP UN OR UNDERPRODUCED PLAYS BY WOMEN, so that Artistic Directors could have, well, a list to peruse, and no longer be able to say, when asked why they don’t produce women, ‘Well, there just aren’t any good ones.’ We’re currently sifting through feedback we got after last year’s list, trying to figure out how to do it bigger and better this time around. I’ve never considered myself an activist. I don’t know a lot about a lot. I wrote a whole play about how I don’t understand Global Warming. There are so many unfair and terrible things happening in the world, it can be overwhelming. But, lesson: what we all can do, is rally around a single cause that we are passionate about, that involves what we do, what we love, and affect small but ultimately meaningful changes. Lesson OUT.

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OH, HI!

January 24th, 2015 by Bekah Brunstetter

From the Kilroy’s retreat in Ojai! We are plotting world domination / snacking / petting dogs.

I would like to go on record as the 9,869,342nd person to ever make that joke. OH, HI!

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Life is fine

January 23rd, 2015 by Bekah Brunstetter

Today, I like this poem.

I went down to the river,

I set down on the bank.
I tried to think but couldn’t,
So I jumped in and sank.

I came up once and hollered!
I came up twice and cried!
If that water hadn’t a-been so cold
I might’ve sunk and died.

But it was Cold in that water! It was cold!

I took the elevator
Sixteen floors above the ground.
I thought about my baby
And thought I would jump down.

I stood there and I hollered!
I stood there and I cried!
If it hadn’t a-been so high
I might’ve jumped and died.

But it was High up there! It was high!

So since I’m still here livin’,
I guess I will live on.
I could’ve died for love–
But for livin’ I was born

Though you may hear me holler,
And you may see me cry–
I’ll be dogged, sweet baby,
If you gonna see me die.

Life is fine! Fine as wine! Life is fine!

Langston Hughes

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Brooke Pancake Signs Deal With Waffle House

January 22nd, 2015 by Bekah Brunstetter

I heard this headline on NPR this AM and nearly drove off the ROAD. Guys, turns out there is a pro golfer lady named Brooke Pancake, and she is the new face of the Waffle House. I guess the Waffle House CEO was like GUYS I HAVE THE BEST IDEA. I KNOW PEOPLE KEEP GETTING MURDERED IN OUR PARKING LOTS, BUT LETS TURN THIS AROUND, MKAY?

Here she is.

Is this her real name? What was her childhood like? Does she like pancakes? Does she sometimes skip breakfast? Does she have a small storage space full of pancake things friends have given her for Christmas? If she got married would she keep her name? Does she have a small dog named Lil Pancake? Is she happy? Is she real?

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take aways from the State of the Union

January 21st, 2015 by Bekah Brunstetter

Why not to tan / How to elegantly express displeasure:

How to smile knowingly / how to sneak looks at your friend’s crotch:

How to platonically hold hands with friends:

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VOY A MADRID!

January 20th, 2015 by Bekah Brunstetter

I booked my ticket to go see tiny little baby brother Dan in Madrid next month! He’s studying law there for a semester, and I am going to join him for Paella, wandering, and really bad spanish. When I did my European solo vision quest, at the ripe of age of 22*, I skipped Spain, so I am so stoked that I  finally get to go, and also that I get some sister y brother time with Dan.  Estoy muy emocionado! Me encanta el traductor de google!  Donde seta el pescado?

* THAT WAS TEN YEARS AGO. Had my life taken a different path, I could have, like, A TEN YEAR OLD CHILD right now. What I have instead:

- a very nice set of pastel knives

- a wafflemaker

- nice slippers

- a watering can

- a ticket to Spain

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I’lllllllll TAKE it!

January 19th, 2015 by Bekah Brunstetter

The Veruca Salt gals told me I look like the brunette sister from First Aid Kit, a Swedish sister singer songwriter duo. So, being obsessed with myself, and curious about how my face is perceived by other humans, I googled them:

BEKAH, IS THAT YOU?

I think it’s kind of true? More importantly, I am now obsessed with them: their hats, their harmony, their assorted dresses and sweaters, their Fleet Foxes covers. Check them (me) out!

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sister knives!!!

January 18th, 2015 by Bekah Brunstetter

Blaine and Carrie and I have this thing where whenever we see each other, we note the new things we have accumulated, be they purses or facewash or sweaters or KNIVES, and then get the thing for ourselves. Once we know that a sister has the thing, and that it has the sister stamp of approval, we then acquire the thing. Most recently, Blaine has a really cute set of colored knives for whimsical chopping and so I needed them, too.

LOOK AT THEM. ARE YOU LOOKING?

HAVE YOU EVER SEEN A CUTER SET OF KNIVES IN YOUR LIFE?! HAVE YOU?! No, you have NOT.

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how to leave without leaving

January 17th, 2015 by Bekah Brunstetter

After a tough week, Jammerson and I got the heck outta dodge, and went to the Getty, a beautiful museum complex seated on a hill above the city. I’ve somehow never been, even though I’ve lived here over two years (WHAT?! THAT’S TRUE.)  It’s kind of like stepping out of your life and onto another planet where the breeze is perfect and there are adorable Asian children everywhere.  Today was super clear and smogless:  an ideal day for gazing, contemplating the Big Questions, like: are painters less driven / gifted now, since the craft is no longer as valued? and I wonder if there are Sandwiches somewhere?, and spacing out, in general.

Without even really knowing what I needed or was looking for today, I found it all.

These busts of ‘Ideal Women’:

My next Bed:

And quality time with this guy.

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