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


April 25th, 2010 by Bekah Brunstetter


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farmer’s market!

April 25th, 2010 by Bekah Brunstetter


What sort of unemployed Brooklyn person would I be if I did not take a stroll to the farmer’s market and then take a silly amount of a time to make dinner with my wares? The market at mccarren park was a bit weak yesterday, but I had to go: in 3 years of brooklyning I have never ever been to said market, as weekends were always for frantic writing. But so now! I went and scored some purple potatoes and skate, which miraculously turned into:


AND THEN (with capers, roasted red peppers, and shallots) WE ATE IT.

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hey brother

April 24th, 2010 by Bekah Brunstetter


I have a new play! See Zach and Eric in hey brother (they were fantastic) , brotherly choking each other. Yes, a new play I Have.  Pupils, it’s as simple as boys choking each other in front of music stands.

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we deserve this

April 24th, 2010 by Bekah Brunstetter


So maybe like a year ago I found a $50 gift card to Gramercy Tavern in one of our apartments after someone moved out and maybe I um, took it. Now remove the maybe.  I really felt like Steve and I deserved a nice dinner – he’s been working really hard, and I’ve been running and lost five pounds (Hence, I should probably eat everything) and my hey brother reading went well. And so, I felt it karmic?  Cocktails, porchetta salad with apples, I the flounder, Steve the ‘meatball.’ (As you can see, it was just one ‘ball.’) And it was delicious. And we deserved it.

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April 23rd, 2010 by Bekah Brunstetter


I honestly never knew much about this genius man until last night when I patroned the opening night of Sondheim on Sondheim – part musical review, party documentary, of this guy’s work over the last 50 years. Basically he’s written so many musicals (and so many numbers that didn’t actually end up in the show, that can constitute a whole evening.) It was fascinating to hear about his process, and his life.

MORE IMPORTANTLY the after party was at Planet Holywood? and feature garlicky shrimp pasta, and so I ate a lifetime’s worth.

Now if you excuse me, I must go prepare for Brunstetter on Brunstetter (a ten minute play, with songs.)

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mmmmm, forms

April 22nd, 2010 by Bekah Brunstetter


I love filling out forms. Oh my, I love it.  I just realized this. There is something really soothing about entering your name and address and social security number, with a really great pen. It might be the only time I actually physically write anymore, save crazy notes to myself (see: things like BEARD THING!!!!!! or: GET UP 7 WED / ALL) so it’s also a nice time to pretend like I still have the controlled, cute handwriting of an eclectic sorority girl. Peaceful. Mmm, forms.

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A pleasant reminder

April 22nd, 2010 by Bekah Brunstetter


There Steve and I were at some corner cafe bar thing in Soho, innocently enjoying our overpriced edibles and checking out his new ipad app – when a random guy (either bar patron, or employee?) came up to Steve and told him that he had JUST stopped this other guy from stealing Steve’s laptop!!! It was sitting in his (Jack Spade, mind you) computer bag, right by his foot, and NEITHER OF US NOTICED when a person came by, picked up the bag, and started to put the bag into his own. WHAT? How did that happen? I fortunately have never been robbed here, and am probably much to slack about it – but it was a nice? reminder that people are evil and crazy, and will steal your anything. So you know – watch your back.

MORE IMPORTANTLY, we were pleasantly reminded of Joshua Jackson / Pacey from Dawson’s Creek, because HE WAS THERE. Supremely exciting m, not so much for Steve. We are are 67% sure that it was NOT Pacey from Dawson’s creek who tried to steal Steve’s computer. How could he? I mean, look at this puddum.


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on things being Meant or Not Meant to be

April 21st, 2010 by Bekah Brunstetter

I’ve been applying to the Bay Area Playwright’s festival for years. It’s this amazing programs that great plays have come from – you get to go to San Fran for a baby retreat, then develop the crap out of your play! AND I FINALLY GOT IN!!!!! But: I can’t go. It’s smack dab in the middle of my time at Williamstown. I just have to trust that the opportunity will come again, when the time is right, and that they don’t write me off for saying no. I think it’s better to not get in the habit of renegging on committments – and the play about the Maxwells – I feel like it’s going to be something really special, something that I’m meant to write, and something for them.

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April 21st, 2010 by Bekah Brunstetter


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The power of positive thinking?

April 20th, 2010 by Bekah Brunstetter


I’ve always considered myself an optimist – but you know what? I think I might not be. I think I’m defensively pessimistic. IE, I tell myself that things are NOT going to happen, to protect myself from disappointment. I had drinks with  my incredibly inspiring friend Maggie this evening and – after we spent a fair amount of time discussing the long and complicated name of the volcano, and she is from Iceland – she told about her motto: telling yourself that something IS going to work out, so that it will. I think there is some Oprah in here somewhere, as well? If you cannot even consider the possibility of something happening – why would it happen? You need to create its place in the universe – WITH YOUR MIND. I know, it sounds just a LITTLE hemp bracelet-y, but I think it’s totally true, and I am determined to start practicing this form of thinking.

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