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

when in doubt

October 14th, 2008 by Bekah Brunstetter

Write in the dark. 

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in 1492

October 13th, 2008 by Bekah Brunstetter


…Columbus sailed the ocean blue.

On October 13 in 2008, bekah posted an amateur motion graphics thing to her blog, and it was great.

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October 12th, 2008 by Bekah Brunstetter


I was graced this weekend by a visit from my Mom and Aunt Jamie, which is always a pleasant reminder to stop and smell the Shopping, and also stop and see the Lights, and also, you know, warm fuzzy love for Mom things.

Why that dress is so short will perhaps follow in a later post. For now, we’ll focus on this past weekend’s festivities.

I was able to put them up in a sweet company apartment right on the Hudson River – one of the definitely perks of the job. We ate a fancy dinner (veal with proscuttio (eh? eh!) and capers, ravioli with prosenci (eh?) mushrooms in a black truffle cream sauce – bread – and stuff – had a water glasses compulsively filled over and over by the little men in tuxes hovering over us. We lounged on the terrace – and Mom and her sister – who, btw, look more like they’re 30 than their actual age, felt like Girls again.



Saturday, we shopped for  Things, wandered around Soho,  analyzing our feet in various shoe stores. Aunt Jamie moreso gathered research, I scored a pair of black patent leather steve madden flats and some little Navy blue jeffrey campbell heels. Mom was there for moral support.


We then headed back to Brooklyn to dine on Skate and Dumont Mac n Cheese -but not until my Mom cut my rat tail off. I protested much.  I mean, I wasn’t aware that I had one.


Today, we went to church at Redeemer Presbyterian, led by Dr. (Dr.?) Tim Keller –


whose sermon was a breath of fresh air – about reptenance, but from a very human perspective – free therapy. Hmm, free therapy – see also mom coming to visit.

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Num num num

October 11th, 2008 by Bekah Brunstetter


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thank you

October 8th, 2008 by Bekah Brunstetter

 The perks of working a job that has nothing to do with what you actually want to do are few and far between. But: Today: As the Customer Service Specialist for Equity Corporate Housing, I must send move-in emails t residents, making sure that their apartment is swell. I sent such an email today to a member of Ex Machina – a theater / mutlimedia art (amazing) company from Quebec that is here to do something spectacular with the Met. He responded with is this Bekah Brunstetter the Playwright? To which I replied – yes. Yes it is. Thank you, Ex Machina. Made my freakin day. 

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Best wedding ever.

October 5th, 2008 by Bekah Brunstetter


I think that I’m about to do something called ‘wedding journalism.’ Excuse me if at any point I sound douche-y.
Steve and I ventured this weekend to Boston for the semi-impromptu, super casual wedding of his good friends, Mike and Lu. I was literally flabbergasted by how lovely and perfect the whole event was, with little planning – no freaking out, no forcing of doves or swans to wander about, no ice statues, no cake! In fact, when we arrived late Friday night, the soon to be Mr. and Mrs. were mellower than ever- there was no crazy bride jitters or last minute planning – maybe because they’re really freakin in love, and it’s really freakin great.

The day began with a leisurely breakfast at one of those breakfast places where they manage to read your mind and put it on a plate in front of you.



Then, grown up clothes were donned as a few close family and friends gathered at Mike and Lu’s house for appetizers and drinks. Lu was dashing in simple white dress from Anthropologie  with a lil black sash; Mike wore a skinny tie with an untucked dress shirt. My hot and date and I blew minds with our ability to clean up. I purchased that sweet little Jackie O coat at a thrift store down the street. The buttons are lion faces. You like my dress? It’s a little silk number that I spent the whole day pulling Down. You like that tie? I bought it on the street from a little Indian man. So there.


Then, as a group, we walked to the park nearby and up into a garden, where a non-denominational priestess person met us and performed the briefest most intimate, powerful, and lovely ceremony ever – which Mike and Lu vowed and ringed, ending with these words  – ‘I am a fool for you.’


Their no-fuss day culminated at Eastern Standard, with an amazing  dinner complete with steak tartare, cod fish fritters, mussels, swordfish, ribeye and creme brulee –


And finally, as with most civilized weddings, we concluded with round of beers with Larry Bird.


I thoroughly enjoyed myself and was thoroughly touched by the whole shebang.

I think I’m growing up.


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Best dog Ever.

October 5th, 2008 by Bekah Brunstetter


Please meet Stanley, the best dog in the whole world (next to Tanner, the Brunstetter, family dog, RIP.)

Stanley, child of Mike and Lu (whose wedding I attended this weekend in boston) is a 9 month old Labradoodle. I never got what all the hype was about until I met this guy. I’m sorry, but most dogs are little and weird or big and stinky. But Stanley is this foppish giant teddy bear creature straight from the muppets. He is happy and does not shed or stink. And come on. Look at that freakin Puddum.


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happy birthday / i’m dead – the movie

October 1st, 2008 by Bekah Brunstetter

 cupcake-recipes.jpgFolks, I’m a bit beside myself here.After months of talk and planning, my good film bud Daniel Brothers, and two of my favorite actorbuds, Erin McCarson and Ryan Serhant, finally got together and filmed Happy Birthday/ I’m Dead. Danny has put together the much anticipated teaser and I really need you to watch it right freaking now right here.It frightens me and I love it. I’m terrified and I can’t stop watching it. I can’t wait to see the whole thing. Long live the drama play – and its potential conversion to film. Long live self-doubt and the dresses it wears, cupcakes and cute boys. Long live ms. Brunstetter.There, I said it.Whatever.

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