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


November 18th, 2015 by Bekah Brunstetter

I just wanna take a minute and be braggy on my manfriend, who volunteers with Art of Elysium, this truly wonderful nonprofit that sends actors, writers, visual artists, etc into hospitals to lift the spirits of kids. It’s basically exactly like this time that Johnny Depp randomly dropped in on some teen cancer patients dressed in full Jack Sparrow:

But over and over. Morrison gets to use his top notch improv and acting skills to make some bored and frustrated and ailing kids smile. Yesterday, they played an improv game in which the actor went out of the room, while the kids decided what crime he was guilty of. The actor then came back into the room, and through questions and answers, he had to guess his crime. My favorite: ‘guilty of stealing Taylor Swift’s pillowcase and placing it over the president’s TV.’ Once the crime has been guessed, the guilty party must then receive his funishment.



Which consists of singing / dancing / rapping / rapping while singing and dancing.


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Inside Out.

November 8th, 2015 by Bekah Brunstetter

Finally got to see Inside Out last night — the new Pixar movie in which the emotions that live in our head come to life — and it was of course clever and adorable and touching and all of those things. The viewing of course lead to discussion of what emotion characters inhabit our own heads, who’s running the control board. After careful consideration, I’m pretty sure that at my motherboard is a very worried toddler who has great concern for all things ranging from whether or not there’s going to be a large earthquake to whether or not she’s wearing the the right dress or she should really cut back on Goldfish or at least switch to whole grain to what does God think of me?

It’s definitely either her or this little girl who just wants the Ham.

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I don’t understand.

July 9th, 2015 by Bekah Brunstetter

I don’t know to what or whom I owe the honor of this, but a ten year old who describes himself as ‘single’ started following me on Instagram. SUP RECO!

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March 19th, 2015 by Bekah Brunstetter

My beautiful cousin Ella, who in fact just popped out another kid — welcome to the world, Carson! It’s gonna be great! — posted this picture of her daughter, Layla, hiding her head in shame after drawing on the wall, and it is just the greatest thing. Grown ups: let’s bring back burrowing our heads in corners after we do bad things, yes?

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Canon of early Works

January 9th, 2015 by Bekah Brunstetter

I started writing when I was quite young. This fact is always really comforting to me when I doubt my ability  — how could six year old me have been wrong about my DESTINY?! I have boxes and boxes of poems and handmade books. (THANKS, MOM, FOR KEEPING THEM!) The stories themselves are fairly simple stuff, predictable, dolls coming to life and throwing birthday parties, friendships falling apart at a soccer game, a kid who must make Thanksgiving dinner all by herself because mom is sick in bed and Aunt Betty is coming to Thanksgiving because she sent a letter stating Dear Everyone, expect me for Thanksgiving. There’s nothing really spectacular about any of them, but still, they comfort me and make me smile. And so, I brought a few of them back with me after Christmas. Instead of telling you about how Millie’s wish fairy did not get along with her Irish Butler, I will draw your attention to a few of the dedication and about the author pages, which, I will humbly admit, are QUITE SPECTACULAR.

To all you teddy bear lovers out there….thanks for reading.

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Clever Girl.

July 23rd, 2013 by Bekah Brunstetter

There I was, innocently scouring the internet for a Clever Girl picture a la Jurassic Park because lately I keep hearing people say it to each other, and I just remembered Mack live-pitched a Jurassic Park children’s puppet musical to the Old Globe when they were giving us a tour, so it’s just, well it’s just been on my mind, but then I found THIS:

and now I have to stare at her for a least five minutes. Ugh. So cute. HER NAME IS PENELOPE (I’ve decided.)

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I’ll just wait.

May 16th, 2013 by Bekah Brunstetter

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The Stella Sisters

November 20th, 2012 by Bekah Brunstetter

So I really can’t stop watching ABC’s new show Nashville, one of the reasons being the Stella sisters, adorably pictured here. I’m taking to my blog with this because if I tell Augie or facebook one more time how much I love them, this really might end in divorce. First and foremost, their names are Lennon and Maisy. Just – stop. They are  adorable and sing in raw, beautiful harmony, which I’m a total sucker for. They make me want to go back in time and force myself to pick up the guitar or stick with those weird singing lessons that I signed up for at church for my big Oklahoma audition. (If you’re curious: it ain’t so much a question of not knowin’ what to do. I’ve known what’s right and wrong since I’ve been ten.) And If not go back in time, then to move forward in it, procreate, have mostly daughters, and train them to do this exact  thing.

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July 31st, 2012 by Bekah Brunstetter

My Mom gave me this North Carolina magazine, I believe it’s called Our State? (Thanks Mom!) which I read cover to cover on the plane back up to more thoroughly pretend like the plane was not shaking like we were stuck in the hand of a giant, ancy baby. The magazine is pretty amazing and gave me this sense of pride / belonging re: NC, which I haven’t really felt much of before. It made me want to visit the little big town of Elkin, make a whole lot of squash casserole, watch an old man make a violin, but mainly: I read about a hurricane that ravaged Southport, NC – just up the street from where my family vacay’s every year – in 1954. I’d heard of this storm, but hadn’t heard the details. It then dawned on me that were I to have a daughter, I should probably name her Hazel, being that it’s also the color of my eyes. When she’s bad I’ll call her Hurricane, when she’s good I’ll take naps.

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Definitely, Officially

May 6th, 2012 by Bekah Brunstetter

While it may have appeared that I had arrived once Jeff Goldblum said something I wrote, NAY, FRIENDS. It was not until last night when, after years of secretly longing for this but being too ashamed to ask, A POSTER FROM ONE OF MY PLAYS WAS SUGAR-SCREENED ONTO A CAKE, and then I ate it. End of the World sadly but happily closed. I presented them with personalized ping pong balls:

And they performed a song they had written for Stephen and I with inside joke,  gratitude and profanity. It was pretty much the other half of my official arrival (the other half being cake.) I’m so happy I got to work with these guys, and even happier about how if I one day win any sort of award I will be entirely unamused, because it will not be a cake with a play on it.

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