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

TO BE SEEN

January 21st, 2018 by Bekah Brunstetter

DEAR MY SPINNING TEACHER THIS MORNING WHO PLAYED BUSH NOT ONCE BUT TWICE DURING CLASS LIKE IT WAS STRAIGHT UP 1998 AND SPINNING WASN’T EVEN REALLY A THING YET:

THANK YOU FOR SEEING ME

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Noah’s Ark Cakes FOREVER

January 20th, 2018 by Bekah Brunstetter

The Warehouse theater in Greenville, SC sent me their Noah’s Ark Cake prop as a housewarming gift and I COULD NOT BE MORE THRILLED ABOUT IT.

You got your orangoutangs, you got your zebra’s —

YOU GOT YOUR GIRAFFES!

Just to toss this wish out into the universe, if every theater ever that does The Cake could send me their Noah’s Ark Cake once to production ends, so that I might someday fill an entire room with them, THAT WOULD BE MOST PLEASING, THNKS!

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Hollywood News

January 16th, 2018 by Bekah Brunstetter

This just in:  as the multitude of male hollywood producers /directors / writers currently accused of sexual harassment step aside in shame to write poems and hide in their vacation houses,  grown up baby Asian girl tourists in modest functional workout wear step in;  realize their dreams.

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LOCATION, LOCATION (?)

January 15th, 2018 by Bekah Brunstetter

I’m off on a slightly last minute trip to cover set for an out of town shoot all week, and I’m fairly certain I cannot disclose the location as it might lead to spoilers, so I’ll just say I’m off to ********** where there will be lots of ******** and also ******** and probably some ******* and surely some ******** for lots of scenes in which ******** so basically just stay tuned for lots of vague, blurred out pictures of me with ******* and you know, also definitely *********.

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PARADISE ALERT

January 13th, 2018 by Bekah Brunstetter

While I am so sorry for everyone in Hawaii who rid the wave of this massively false alarm happened today, I’m just going to entertain myself the rest of the day by imagining people in bathing suits, lunging for pina coladas, crawling under patio furniture, careful so they don’t spill their drink.

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fabric samples:

January 11th, 2018 by Bekah Brunstetter

COMPLETE PARALYSIS OF DECISION MAKING, OR: HOW TO UNRAVEL YOUR SENSE OF SELF COMPLETELY AND WONDER WHY YOU HAVE MONEY AT ALL, LIKE WHY ARE YOU EVEN SO LUCKY TO HAVE IT, AND HOW AND WHEN DID YOU BECOME A PERSON WHO KNOWS WHAT A CHAISE IS / ORDERS A CUSTOM CHAISE

(WE WENT WITH EMERALD GREEN)

(IT’S GONNA LOOK GREAT)

(I DESERVE IT)

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WHY TO LOOK AT ART

January 6th, 2018 by Bekah Brunstetter

I think my soul summoned artist Emily Blencoe , who I happened upon this morning while scrolling through the internet for questions that I don’t have the words for. She arranges everyday objects like tomatoes and rocks into beautiful soothing, symmetrical systems that all seem to exhale, ahhhhhhhh.

COULD I PLEASE WALLPAPER MY SOUL WITH THESE?

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daily joys

January 5th, 2018 by Bekah Brunstetter

It’s been a rough work week, and so to lift myself up, I’m choosing to focus on small, easily repeated, infinitely joyful pleasures, like how easy it is to make Morrison happy. Like this morning, while walking home from punishing myself by faking upper body strength at the gym:

Me (on phone): Hey, you want me to pick you up a breakfast burrito?

Morrison: F YEAH!!!!!!!

And when I return home, with said burrito:

Morrison: YES!!!! BREAKFAST BURRITOS!!!!!!!

Because: when you can’t please everyone, focus instead on pleasing the one person you know you always can.

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addressing the problem

January 3rd, 2018 by Bekah Brunstetter

Women who are attending this year’s Golden Globes (me only kind of, I don’t go to the big fancy ceremony, just the afterparty) are planning to wear all black to protest sexual assault in Hollywood, BUT ALSO BECAUSE BLACK IS SLIMMING AND DEFT AT HIDING THE FACT THAT WE ALL SPENT THE LAST MONTH EATING SNICKERDOODLES AND MYSTERIOUS MEAT LOGS FROM HOLIDAY GIFT BASKETS.  I’M LOOKING AT YOU,  MERYL STREEP, YOU GORGEOUS, DELICATELY AGING GOAL PERSON.

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Best 81!

December 31st, 2017 by Bekah Brunstetter

New Year’s Day is for promises, but first: New Year’s Eve is for reflecting Back.  Once again, people are posting their Best 9, 9 pictures that sum up a year of life lived. BUT WHO AM I TO CHOOSE OR FOLLOW SOCIALLY CONSTRUCTED RULES? And so, here’s 81 pictures from a year filled with friends and work and house and CAKE SO MUCH CAKE / I NOW UNDERSTAND WHY I CURRENTLY HATE MY BODY

Went to the Golden Globes / had a Kilroy’s retreat at Pacific Palms, heavily featuring Karaoke / marched in the NYC women’s march / met my niece nugget Ruby / drove four hours JUST to eat food, at Vivian Howard’s Chef and the Farmer with Julien / attended niece Olivia’s baby shower / ROASTED SOME CARROTS / workshopped The Cake at the Alley in Houston / MADE A GIANT VALENTINE’S DAY COOKIE

Wrapped season 1 of This is Us / Writer’s Guild Awards / went BACK to Pacific Palms, creepiest hotel conference center ever, to write a movie with Mamrie / NIECE OLIVIA WAS BORN / Morrison and I’s short film Again got into Tribeca / we dressed up like Empire Records people for Mack’s 90s themed 30th bday / JULIEN AND I WENT TO PERU

I decided it was okay to wear scrunchies for a minute / My Mom and I made a festive Easter cross cake / I met Olivia for the first time / we went to NYC for Tribeca and saw Again on the Big Screen / attended  fro-worker Elizabeth’s  lovely wedding in Carmel / went to my 10 year grad school reunion / Palm Springs with these womyn

Morrison took me to Santa Barbara for my birthday / I turned 35 and to celebrate, my Mom sent me a cat made of flowers / I finally got to see my episode of American Gods / my parents came to LA and got to see the This is Us sets / MY MOM, ONCE AGAIN, FLEW A DEWEY’S PINK LEMONADE CAKE FROM NC, this time for the cast during tech / The Cake opened at the Echo theater, sponsored by CHEERWINE / cake

baby’s first LA times feature / MORE CAKE, this time from friend Alina / baby’s first NYT feature / Debra Jo and I went on NPR’s the Frame / OH GOD, MORE CAKE / WE CLOSED ON A HOUSE

I MET NORMAN LEAR at my play / This is Us Season 2 premiered / Met Lily Tomlin at play! / MET ALANIS MORISSETTE AT PLAY / The Cake closed / renovated house / learned about things called ’tile’ / cousin Elli fled a Florida hurricane, came to hang with me

EMMYS / Morrison met the great Louie Anderson / THAT GUY STERLING WON AN EMMY / This is Us Season 2 premiere party / got to see The Cake at Playmaker’s with my sisters, where we all first met! / Had a reading of A.D. 16 at Joe’s Pub / SISTER KATHERINE GOT MARRIED!

One year wed = paper = HAMILTON TICKETS! / ate year old cake / finally moved in our house after 3 months renovating; discovered its sunsets / worked on my second solo ep of TIU / sat on a stool and looked off for Written By magazine / BOUGHT A GROWN UP CHANDELIER / Went to my parent’s new spot on Smith Mountain Lake, VA for Thanksgiving

Made house shaped cookies for our housewarming party /  celebrated the holidays with the best writing staff there ever was/  had our first tiny house guest / had a reading of Karen O musical at New York Theater Workshop /  met my soon to be sister-in-law Sarah / had a WHITE CHRISTMAS UP IN OLYMPIA.

SICK OF ME YET? ME TOO. Wishing you a contemplative, reflective New Year’s Day. FIND THE GOOD THINGS, AND LOOK AT THEM.

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