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

BLOGSTREET’S BACK; ALRIGHT

July 23rd, 2019 by Bekah Brunstetter

DEAR THE FIVE PEOPLE WHO NOTICED MY BLOG WAS DOWN FOR SIX WHOLE DAYS: ‘DATABASE ISSUES (?) HAVE BEEN RESOLVED, and my low grade panic that ensues when I have nowhere to put my thoughts and questions like Why is it called a pretzel and what actually are boobs HAS SUBSIDED. Usually when my blog is down, I spiral with the free fall of not mattering, I feel like my brain is seeping through my ears and there’s nothing to catch it. But I’m proud to announce that this time, I did not fully panic, as I normally do, but tried things like ‘living in world’ and ‘not worrying that I don’t exist if I don’t blog.’ There is nothing profound about this space, nothing revolutionary, but its where I put myself, every day, or every other day. It’s where my brain lives. When it’s gone it’s like all mirrors loose their reflection. Thank you, 5 people, for your panicked texts, and for reading, for looking at me. Here’s to twelve more years, and then twelve more even, when blogs live inside of our Eyes.

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POWER MOVE

July 18th, 2019 by Bekah Brunstetter

WALKIN’ INTO THIS PITCH MEETING WITH A BROKEN SHOE LIKE ‘I DON’T GIVE AN F THAT MY SHOE IS BROKEN’ AND INVITING QUESTIONS LIKE ‘WHAT’S HER DEAL, CAN SHE NOT AFFORD SHOES?’ AND ‘DOES SHE BUY ALL OF HER SHOES FROM INSTAGRAM ADS?’ AND RESPONDING TO THIS QUESTION WITH WORDS LIKE ‘YES’ AND ‘FO SHO’ AND ‘WHERE ELSE DOES ONE BUY SHOES?’

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FOME

July 6th, 2019 by Bekah Brunstetter

Fear Of Missing Earthquake

Because if the earth quakes beneath your home and you’re conveniently out of town and not there to feel it WON’T IT QUAKE EVEN MORE WHEN YOU RETURN SO THAT YOU DON’T FEEL LEFT OUT OF A TERRIFYING LIFE EXPERIENCE THAT HAS THE POTENTIAL TO UNITE YOU WITH YOUR NEIGHBORS / IS THIS NOT HOW SCIENCE WORKS?

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HAPPY 4TH FROM OLYMPIA, WASHINGTON

July 4th, 2019 by Bekah Brunstetter

LAND OF TRUTH; OPTIMISM; BATHROOM WALL SCRAWLS LIKE ‘ABORT THE PATRIARCHY;’ RECYCLED PAPER COMMUNITY JOURNALS BEARING MESSAGES OF HOPE

ALSO VEGAN SAUSAGE; TREES. No but really it’s hard to feel fully patriotic these days but I feel grateful for my freedom (TO EAT MEAT MADE OUT OF PLANTS, SHOULD I WANT THAT.)

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COMEDY, EVERYWHERE

July 2nd, 2019 by Bekah Brunstetter

Nothing is without humor. Nothing ever. You can always find it. People say the wrong things at funerals, joke about their cancer. Infertility can be, and should, hilarious. While you wait for your doctor, look close. Keep looking past the Sad, the Not. THERE ARE TINY SPERM STICKERS ON THE WINDOW.

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Two Kinds of Babies

June 24th, 2019 by Bekah Brunstetter

Sometimes babies are human, like JAMES EDWARD BRUNSTETTER, born to my tiny baby brother Tim and his wife Sarah last week.

This kind of baby does not cripple you with creative anxiety, but it WILL, according to Tim, poop on your leg. There is another kind of baby, which is a new play:

This kind of baby will NOT poop on your leg, but WILL rip from you, through your sweat pores, all of your questions and insecurities and nerves and YES, SWEAT. Both bring joy. Here’s to both kinds of babies. WELCOME TO THE WORLD. It’s big, sometimes mean, usually kind. 💛

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EVERY BODY

June 18th, 2019 by Bekah Brunstetter

This picture makes me so happy. Maybe I’m fetishizing but I keep looking at it for jolts of happy. EVERY BODY HAS A BODY / PLEASE BATHING SUIT COMPANY TAKE ALL OF THE MONEY I HAVE EVER HAD

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Our baby lives in the Future

May 18th, 2019 by Bekah Brunstetter

Years ago I was hired to write a feature adaptation of The Secret, which means I’ve gotten to know and work with Rhonda Byrne, the kind and remarkable woman who wrote the book and lives the philosophy fully each day, which means a few days ago, I reached out to her with the question, how do I maintain positivity through all of this? And she counseled me for an hour, told me that I am an infinite being that she knows will be a Mom someday, and basically left me with this: Bekah, you already HAVE a baby. You need to live in this calm and peace, of already having it. And so I’m choosing to live in this feeling. Or at least, I’m going to try. And so this weekend, we are in Palm Springs for some self care (read: drinking and eating ourselves to death) but we already have a baby, it just lives in the Future, AND ITS FEMURS ARE GIANT, ITS FEMURS STRETCH FAR INTO ALL OF THE YEARS OF ITS GIANT LIFE. 💙

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When the lord sends a car through your Garage door

May 15th, 2019 by Bekah Brunstetter

Use it as an opportunity to get a sexy NEW garage door and then also make lemonade because He would not give you anything you couldn’t handle or at least FIX WITH THE INSURANCE 🖤

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Ever wonder

April 23rd, 2019 by Bekah Brunstetter

Exactly how much a group of mostly Jewish and overtly health conscious LA actors and directors and producers and TV writers straight Up LOVE Honey Baked Ham?

IT IS APPROXIMATELY THIS MANY:

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