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

re-writing

May 31st, 2009 by Bekah Brunstetter

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Hrrmm, why did this picture come up under ‘re-writing?’ No idea, but it sure does want to make me grab my mommy and a field of flowers, and a frolic in it.

I just wanted to admit what a terrible re-writing I am. I am so precious about my stuffs, and terrified of changing a small thing which will then lead to having to change 17 other things, so I move slowly and laborious through the script, changing tiny tiny things. It takes me forever. Never have I ever cut a whole scene of a play. I suck at that. I spent six hours yesterday working my way through Oohrah! for the reading at the Atlantic tommorrow. I think it’s really great that I get to keep working on it, each time it’s read, but yesterday I was just painfully reminded how ungood I am at changing things in a large way.

I am hoping two things: one – that all the movie writing I’ve been doing is going to help me here – I’m much for comfortable cutting in screenplays and have gotten more ballsy about it. And two – that eventually, my first drafts will get better and better and I’ll have less re-writing to do. But for now – here’s hoping I get better at it, or at least faster, cause people, writing is indeed re-writing, as they say in France, and pretty much everywhere. Get it together, Brunstetter.

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oh, the Theater

May 31st, 2009 by Bekah Brunstetter

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I am presently babysitting the office and rehearsal spaces at Center Stage for at play productions (we exchange free labor for rehearsal space. Nice.) I  sit in a sunlit office, writing and eating fruit, while all around me, folks are sword fighting and dancing and screaming at each other, DAMN YOU TO HELL!!!!!! HOW DARE YOU, YOU FOOL!!! HOW COULD YOU????? (It’s okay. They’re acting.)

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I has oasis!

May 30th, 2009 by Bekah Brunstetter

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My new apt boasts not only a balcony, but this sweet shared outdoor area grassy null / grill place thing. Fantastic! Now, to figure out how to get down there…

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He’s here! He’s HERE!!!!

May 29th, 2009 by Bekah Brunstetter

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“If you see a royal mess of traffic on the streets today, remember that Prince Harry is in town for the weekend. Before he hits the polo field tomorrow, he’ll be making the rounds in Manhattan later today. But after his visits to Ground Zero, the British Garden, the Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Harlem, there allegedly won’t be any parties. Even TIME magazine made note of it, saying, “With those engagements in mind, the royal heartthrob, who has a well-known penchant for long, alcohol-fueled nights, won’t be hitting New York City’s dance floors.” The prince’s private secretary told them, Quite frankly I think he will be cream-crackered and will want a good night’s kip.”

I love British people.

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peanut butter pie

May 28th, 2009 by Bekah Brunstetter

I suddenly feel very called to make one! Perhaps for the impromptu intimate dinner party I’m having next week? Prepare yourself, select victims! Guests. I mean guests.

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GOOD news!

May 28th, 2009 by Bekah Brunstetter

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http://www.goodnewsdaily.com/

Good things are happening too, apparently! I am so thrilled to have found this. No more misery, or wallowing, or obsessing over tragedy! Good news, only! Acts of kindess! Little lost kids found alive! People getting what they deserve, in a good way! The triumph of the human spirit! Fried dough!

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thanks missy! love you.

May 27th, 2009 by Bekah Brunstetter

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a trip to magic island

May 27th, 2009 by Bekah Brunstetter

 …Secretly, it was just Pelham Bay Park in the Bronx. Who knew? Best Memorial Day. Ever.

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a cause

May 27th, 2009 by Bekah Brunstetter

I’ve been punching myself  in the face (figuratively) a lot lately because I don’t feel like I have a Cause.  Something that gets me all riled up, something I can get behind and push (besides the writing of drama plays which, by itself, honestly, every now and then makes me feel selfish and empty.)

I think people rally behind causes because they’re personally affected by something and it causes them to be passionate about it (like losing a parent to cancer, having a heart condition, being adopted, etc.) I’ve had an extremely fortunate life, um, should I be resenting this? Definitely not. Stupid. I know I’m lucky. OR - a person rallies behind a cause because they have a great capacity for empathy, and they just find themselves extremely affected by something – like my bestest Elizabeth Castoria who champions animal rights and is amazing and is an editor and Veg News (www.vegnews.com) and who is pretty and I love her.

So what about me? I think I’m extremely empathetic. My heart breaks pretty much all the time over the various crazy and tragic people wandering the streets of new york, talking to themselves; over the awful, unfair things that happen to people here and all over the world. I think that my quiet excuse to myself so far has just been, there’s no room. There’s just no more room. With day job and writing, there’s no room for selflessness, for giving my time to a cause or to others. Isn’t that terrible? Or, I worry I’m a fraud if I just arbitrarily pick something out of a hat like ‘oh, the dolphins!’ or ‘tragic lymphoma! or ‘must save the earth!’

I don’t quite know where to go from here, I just wanted to admit that I feel a void. I’m going to start with nyc cares and see where it takes me.

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gummy candy

May 26th, 2009 by Bekah Brunstetter

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Oh man. I love it so much. Sometimes, the staler the better. Like gummy valentine’s day hearts in May. Or gummy christmas trees in June. I will chew them til my jaws bleed. In fact, I think I just Did a little bit.

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