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

The train

October 26th, 2016 by Bekah Brunstetter

Oh, did you want content UNRELATED to the beautiful weekend / life experience I just had? Feel free to check back in approximately one year once I’ve come back down. I have every intention of slowly trotting out memories and moments here so that I continue to fully remember every moment of it. It’s still kind of a blur, even though apparently, I’ve been informed that the moonshine at the reception in fact made me stomp around shouting to people, I FEEL SO PRESENT! And so today, on the Wedding, the train of my dress — pictured here with my Grandma’s mink:

It was long. Like epic long. When I got the dress I knew it was slightly impractical, being that the ceremony was in the grass under a tree, and that the reception was in a horse stable. But I loved its fairy queen-ness AND its impracticality. But after the I do’s and pictures, the best feeling ever was just LETTING THE THING GO AND DRAG THROUGH THE DIRT.

There is something amazing about getting very dressed up and then letting it all go.  It felt so freeing. The release of tension, literal and figurative.

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THERE WILL BE SNOT

August 4th, 2016 by Bekah Brunstetter

Press is starting to drop for the new show I’ve been writing for, This is Us! I’m not sure I’ve mentioned it here yet, because whether or not I’m eating cheese this week and whether or not Unicorn dresses surely takes precedence over career announcements.  I won’t spoil it much, but let’s say that if NBC’s gift to viewers at the screening of the pilot, these personalized packs of tissues,  are any indication:

THE SHOW WILL BE WEEKLY BURROWING INTO YOUR HEART AND PRESSING ON YOUR TEAR BUTTON.

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HIDDEN TOP SECRET MEANING

April 28th, 2016 by Bekah Brunstetter

LIFE GAVE BEYONCE LEMONS, AND SO SHE MADE LEMONADE.

I AM THE FIRST PERSON  TO GET THIS HIDDEN SECRET MEANING RIGHT?

OKAY COOL I THOUGHT SO TOO.

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Schwagstetters

April 18th, 2016 by Bekah Brunstetter

One of my favorite things about staying at my parents’ house is finding these guys in the adorable and incredibly thorough toiletry guest basket that my mom places  in the bathrooms, and remembering that during my Dad’s campaign for County Commissioner some twenty years ago, we got a bazillion schwag items made — nail files for the ladies, combs for the dudes.  We still have Brunstetter schwag items FOR DAYZ. MAY WE NEVER RUN OUT.

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WE SLAY / WE SLAY

February 8th, 2016 by Bekah Brunstetter

QUEEN ‘YONCE RELEASED A NEW VIDEO THAT I THINK JUST CHANGED THE ACTUAL WORLD

I BOBBED MY HAIR

WE SLAY

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HOTLINE BLING.

February 5th, 2016 by Bekah Brunstetter

I like to discover things just a few days after everyone else in America has already obsessed over the thing and are over the thing. Then I sweep in, and I’m like, HEY, THIS THING! And everyone has moved onto Sia’s new video featuring Ina Garten trapped in a colonial boat’s exoskeleton which is definitely her next video.  And so today: I can’t stop watching Drake’s Hotline Bling video.  It is SOOTHING AND INTOXICATING. For one, Drake is effortlessly dancing around in either a Grandpa sweater or an Owl hoodie, with these amazing sort of geriatric salsa dance moves that feel wonderfully inevitable:

Also,  it features lady dancers with normal bodies:

And at one critical moment, Drake LIES DOWN AND TAKES A NAP ON ONE OF THE BUTTS.

AHHHHHH. Who needs LEXAPRO / WINE WHEN THERE IS DRAKE.

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THE GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF.

January 12th, 2016 by Bekah Brunstetter


If you are not watching this show I genuinely do not know what you’re doing with your life. It’s a reality baking competition, but with really lovely and polite British people who never get that upset. Everyone from blue collar workers to grandmas to high schoolers studying for their exams compete. Its episodes are called things like ‘Advanced Dough’ in which they make things called ‘savory parcels,’ and they are given challenges  – at once tough and cheerful and adorable — like to craft towers of buttery pies shoved full of various fruits and chickens, adorned with tiny bread birds. Then these two really nice people — one the ‘mean’ guy and then Mary Barry, who I think is Britain’s Martha Stewart?

give them feedback on their bakes. The harshest criticism is Not a good bake to which the baker responds, Alright then! Better luck next time, then! There is a cheeriness and cleanliness to the episodes that makes it the TV version of floating on a cloud of angel food.  And the products are quite incredible:

There’s more episodes than I care to fully deal with on Netflix. Join me.  BUT WHATEVER YOU DO DON’T EVER ACTUALLY EAT ANY ACTUAL CAKE OR  OR BISCUITS OR ROLLS OR PIE OR SAVORY PARCELS OR ANY OTHER KIND OF BREAD . WHAT ARE YOU, NUTS MMM NUTS ARE GOOD IN BREAD BREAD GOOD

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WHO ARE MY FRIENDS?

January 9th, 2016 by Bekah Brunstetter


Compiling a wedding guest list is a specific sort of torture in which you must do inventory of your friend group and feel at once like you have 900 friends and none at all. What is the difference between a friend and a colleague? Do you invite people that you know won’t come out of respect for your relationship with them or is there really a relationship at all? WHAT IS A RELATIONSHIP WITH ANOTHER HUMAN? When you’re a theater person like Mo and I, you end up accumulating 100 new friends (colleagues? friends?) every couple of months, but surely, our parents are not meant to feed each and every one of them. In trying to decide who to invite, I have perfected an algorithm, which I will share below. YOU ARE WELCOME, BRIDES.

Life experience + time spent together – unreturned texts /  inside jokes = sum > 7 =  save the date magnet.

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PILLOWCASE TURKEY!

November 23rd, 2015 by Bekah Brunstetter

This is a real thing that I saw on a cooking segment of the Today show this morning: DELTA PILLOWCASE TURKEY, in which you wrap a turkey in a pillowcase and then dump a bottle of red wine all over it, and then bake it.

IS IT NOT THE MOST WONDERFUL AND HORRIBLE THING YOU HAVE EVER HEARD? It’s as if Martha Stewart says it’s no bigs she can handle Thanksgiving by herself this year because she’s Martha Stewart, and no sure it’s okay bring the whole family it’s no big deal that the guest list is up to 80 and sure New York Times no problem you can also come and take pictures and no I haven’t been up crying all night and no I do not feel alone I feel great and OH GOD I FORGOT TO PUT THE TURKEY IN THE OVEN QUICK WRAP IT IN THE PILLOWCASE HAHAHAHHAHA WHERES THE WINE

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NO BUT REALLY IT WAS AN HONOR.

November 10th, 2015 by Bekah Brunstetter

I got to attend and present at the LA Ovation Awards last night — an awesome annual ceremony that recognizes outstanding plays, because guys, THERE IS THEATER IN LOS ANGELES AND IT IS GREAT. My brother play Hey Brother got nominated, and while I did not win, I had the best time, as I love any excuse to dress up / face a glass of white wine / eat free cheese.  Highlights included straightening my hair in an office bathroom, donning my new favorite article of clothing which is a strictly business and lace pantsuit that makes me feel like I own a high end underwear company and am a millionaire,  doing the Charleston backstage with my friend and co-presenter Madhuri Shekar so as to dispel nervous energy, ASL-cheering for Deaf West’s Spring Awakening over and over and over, rambling into this microphone about the moment when the Captain tips Maria Von Trapp’s chin up to kiss her and how that moment is special to me,

and most importantly, hob nobbing and red carpeting around with Morrison Keddie, the best date ever, and making him ocassionally hold my tiny purse.

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