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

Cousinhood of the traveling overalls!

September 12th, 2016 by Bekah Brunstetter

A few months ago, I happened upon these childrens’ overalls in a vintage store, and obviously I bought them because HOW COULD YOU NOT.

My idea: to send them to darling nephew Luke, in the hopes that when he grew out them, they would be passed to another cousin to wear, and then to another, and then to another, until all of the grown adult cousins sit around a bonfire someday, making fun of their lame parents, remembering how they once all were made to wear the same pair of overalls. I’M HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE: IT BEGINS.

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March 1st, 2016 by Bekah Brunstetter

I dreamt of a baby with a full beard. Which of course sent me straight to google image search, and the results are just. Equal parts horror and intrigue.

They just.

I just can’t.

But then of course, I did.

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Hey: You’re Welcome!

February 15th, 2016 by Bekah Brunstetter

Sister Blaine raised funds for her students to get wobbly stools which are better for bodies and brains than typical classroom chairs. I kicked them some dough, and a few months later, I GET AMAZING HANDWRITTEN PERSONALIZED THANK YOU LETTERS FROM HER CLASS WITH DRAWINGS AND WONDERFUL SENTENCES LIKE ‘It is good to sit.’ Yes, Daniel from sister Blaine’s class, Yes it Is.

I would also just like to go on record and note that I cannot go a week on earth without putting my water bottle in my bag with the lid loose and spilling water all over important documents, but I would also like to note that sometimes I donate to good causes which totally makes up for it and I am a grown up and my life is fine.

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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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