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

The webisode, Or:

May 10th, 2008 by Bekah Brunstetter

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Why I am bad at screenwriting.

My actory friend, Jeff Berg (Trevor in I Used to Write on Walls) has decided to produce a webisode similar to Entourage, but NYC, way less glitzy, lot more gritty, about trying to make it as an actor in NYC. Being so close to, yet so far, from celebrities. Not being about to afford anything. Silly classes, ads, auditions, good advice, bad advice, debt, breathing exercises, etc. I think it’s a grand idea, and I’m writing for it!

The challenge lies in brevity and economy of words. I love words so much and pretty much always prefer to use 17 when really only one is necessary. I studied screenwriting for 3 semesters in school, but I swear, I still suck at it – getting better, I hope, but as much as you can understand it intellectually – it is so hard to show as opposed to tell. To shut the hell up and let the camera do its job.But I have faith in this project, and I’m excited to have an excuse to flex these skills. Stay tuned for episode one, in which the guys attempt to go clubbin, but can’t get in. I will probably also poke a dry finger at Pizza Hut commercials, somehow.But for now, I eat cereal and stare at Final Draft.

It’s totally coming; it totally is.

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i know this person

May 6th, 2008 by Bekah Brunstetter

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My friend Masonite. Sometimes, he does not have dirt on his face.

Why is he not famous yet?

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assttoo

May 6th, 2008 by Bekah Brunstetter

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God bless the man friends I have made here; I am lucky. They are willing to anything, most anything, for ‘art,’ self- promotion, and Working Man’s Clothes Productions.

These tushes will remain anonymous.  Who has the better asstoo?

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dead cute

May 6th, 2008 by Bekah Brunstetter

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I share with you this retardedly cute picture of the cast (Erin McCarson, Ryan Serhant) and director (Steven Brackett) of the latest production of my play, Happy Birthday/ I’m Dead, which ran last weekend at the Ohio Theater, as part of the New York is dead festival.

Toot; toot – I think it’s my favorite play I’ve ever written. In it, Eliza returns home wasted on her 30th birthday to find a sexy mysterious man who claims to be her husband from the future.

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my relateds

May 5th, 2008 by Bekah Brunstetter

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I just stumbled across this cute as all heck pic of my relatives, the Brays. They are plentiful, one family unit full of smart gals and sensible lads. At the top are my Uncle Mike (Mom’s brother) and his blushing bride, my Aunt Janie, then come the kids: Elli, Jonas, Epiphany, Perseverance, Besseda, Alathea, Isaac, Nicea, Mercy, Gethsemane, and Petra.

So there.

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upcoming showthings

May 4th, 2008 by Bekah Brunstetter

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Le Fou opens this weekend at the Atlantic! Corsets! Mayhem! Infidelity! And then it subsequently closes, as well. A quickie. I haven’t been able to see rehearsals at all so I’m doubly excited to see it, for the first time.

Up next, I’ve written two new one acts, both which are happening one night and one night only, and are of course on the exact same night, eegats, May 19th, which means I will be somehow hover crafting from one place to the next.

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Flux Theatre Ensemble is doing Midsummer this Summer, so they assigned each character in the play to a playwright and allowed them to do their thang one actly, to sort of pre-game the grand production in a thing called ‘Imagination Compact.’ I was given Bottom, the character with a large amount of actor-y hubris, whose head gets turned into that of an ass; who gets one hot night with the fairy Queen who finds him momentarily attractive.  I wrote ‘Pretty Pretty and the Asshead McGee’ – a brief love story between a D list celebrity and an eye doctor – which will star ms. Erin McCarson, and yet another disgruntled fairy person.

Next,  for At Play Productions (The group formed out of the Old Vic/ New Voices Productions), I riffed on student loan debt in my new one act ‘Daddy Took my Debt Away,’ for an evening of one acts called ‘Generation Me,’ which is apparently what we all are. May 19th at the Atlantic.

Coming soon: A production of ‘I Have it’ in LA over my bday (which I will be attending! YEAH!) , a short screenplay of Happy Birthday/ I’m Dead, a workshop of Miss Lilly Gets Boned (MAYHAPS) through the Babel Theatre project, and collaborations and happy things and non-work related things and late nights and early mornings and inaccessible themes and accessible characters; a dirty mac book and the Utter Lack of the Baby kitty.

I’m goin to Broadway.  Sure am. Okay, now I feel better.

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sketchy

May 4th, 2008 by Bekah Brunstetter

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I sit around in the Middle of my Life, waiting for something big and important to happen to Change it. No, I know, we change our OWN lives, we can’t sit around waiting for it, but still. Perhaps it’s on craigslist? Probably not. Perhaps it lies somewhere in this ad I just found:

Travel Gal/Assistant (Manhattan)


Reply to: gigs-665898682@craigslist.org
Date: 2008-05-03, 7:03AM EDT

I’m an Ivy-educated successful business exec. in my 40s who has to go to Paris, France in a few weeks for business. I’ll be there for several weeks and will also go to the South Of France. My business involves money-management for European investors. I also plan to go to Geneva and London.

I seek to hire a very presentable, smart, female assistant for six weeks beginning on May 24th. I’m offering a salary of $ 2, 000 per week plus all expenses for top hotels and first class travel. The job will involve basic marketing skills and only a few hours of work per day around the dinner hours between 6 PM and 10 PM when I meet with clients. We’ll also attend social functions. If you’re interested: Send a PHOTO and your RESUME with cell number contact information to this post and I’ll get back to you.

   
   
  • Location: Manhattan
  • it’s NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
  • Compensation: $ 2, 000 per week

I think it would be a lot more clear and concise if the guy just said ‘I plan on thoroughly raping you, a lot.’

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book party

May 1st, 2008 by Bekah Brunstetter

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Please excuse the dullness of the following tale, as it involves literature of sorts.

Tonight, I discovered the charming thing that is the book party. It is to celebrate the release of a book; little salmon bread things are circulated, drinks are served. People come and go, showing face, kissing the writer, excusing themselves twenty minutes later. Little gay men flit around the writer like fairies; her parents take candid pictures.

I am reminded of when I used to want to write books. Maybe one day I still will? It was the study of my undergrad, at least. Anywhoos, this girl I’m in Ars Nova with, Rachel Schukert, has written this amazing book/ memoir about growing up silly and Jewish in Omaha. I pre-ordered it, and keep missin the UPS guy – so at the party, when I saw copies a plenty, I picked one up and started reading. 20 minutes later I re-surfaced when someone I knew finally showed up. I am so wowed by something that is just truly good. When something is truly good, actually good, it doesn’t make me jealous at all, I can’t help but celebrate it.

As a blogperson, I reccomend this book thoroughly.

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