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


January 31st, 2011 by Bekah Brunstetter

This week on these are the foods I like to eat this week and I’ll tell you why, because you care,

these crackers are really. Good. I have yet to fully buy in to the whole Gluten free thing-  I fear it can be a scary prompt and subsequent disguise for a pretty nasty eating disorder, but I think there’s definitely some truth to it,

so I guess I’ll go eat eleven boxes of these (nut) crackers.

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Oh smack!

January 31st, 2011 by Bekah Brunstetter

I just remembered these! Remember when you used to have to make and bring in valentines for your entire class and you bought them by the box and stuck candy in them and dropped them in people’s cubbies or previously arranged valentine receptacle? I used to love that. I loved the ceremony and the handwriting and obsessing over which kind to give and including secret messages. Can we all agree to give these to each other, as adults?

I think we should.

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The King’s Sp-sp…sp…speeeech

January 30th, 2011 by Bekah Brunstetter

See what I did there?

I really loved this movie. I thought it was really surprising and touching and elegantly made. Also I love the fact that there are all of these little story gems hidden in history, and I love that it possibly, in some roundabout way, will increase awareness of stammering and how frustrating it is for those afflicted, and perhaps people will be less judgemental of those who are?  Stammerers don’t get awareness parades or anything, but they do get Colin Firth, who in my opinion, is kind of a parade himself, of emotion that is. In a good way? That metaphor just died.

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January 29th, 2011 by Bekah Brunstetter

Brooklyn sidewalks are covered in feet and feet of snow, ‘cept for tiny little slush paths paved by diligent building owners. The only thing to do, really, is to CONQUER THEM!!!!!! because also, the only thing to fear is fear itself, and breaking an ankle. Which would make it even harder to get around.

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January 28th, 2011 by Bekah Brunstetter

All of my W2’s and 1099’s and EX450s and 11390s and A15s and 9Z8y2’s are almost in. It is nearly time for me to enter all my information, deduct everything in the world, and pray. It is time for the government to be like give me all your money and for me to be like No. Please please please, let me have saved enough $ to pay my taxes. If you are reading this, The IRS, hi, and please know I have nothing for you, I own practically nothing, and what I do own is from goodwill, and the baby kitty is practically worthless*. Also you can’t have my computer, but you can pay you in monologues; hugs.

*Actually probably the most valuable thing I own.

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January 27th, 2011 by Bekah Brunstetter

A.) Someone should re-do Traditions from Fiddler on the Roof but it’s like ‘Auditions…..AUDITIONS!!!!’ And then uh – the song is about Auditions.

Instead of Traditions.

B.) We’ve been having auditions this week for the Step Team for A Long and Happy Life. It’s been a while since I’ve sat in on auditions and I forgot how much I love being at them. I was absolutely floored by the talent we  saw. Watching actor after actor try and make sense of what you’re written raises so many tonal and story questions that you’ve never thought of before, that are infinitely helpful down the road. Also I kind of love the moment when you’ve been sitting there for hours and if you hear your own words one more time you might die and you start writing things in the comments section like ‘weird shaped head’ and ‘????????’ and ‘blarghhhhhh.’

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January 27th, 2011 by Bekah Brunstetter

It just. Keeps. Snowing. And it’s not special. And it’s not cute. I’m entering my seventh year in NYC and I don’t remember ever being so deeply annoyed by the Winter. Usually it kind of comes and goes, you wear sweaters, you’re cold a little bit, no bigs, but this Winter seems particularly long, mean and irksome. I fantasize bout iced coffees, flip flops and back sweat.

Annndddd I’ll talk to you in seven months when I am similarly complainy about the Heat.

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Nope! But Nice!

January 26th, 2011 by Bekah Brunstetter

This is the most well assembled and aesthetically pleasing rejection letter I have ever received, and so I share it with you!  (the prettiness. Not the rejection.)

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State of the Union

January 26th, 2011 by Bekah Brunstetter

I love this picture from the nytimes of an unemployed man watching the State of the Union in the back of his truck that he’s Living in. I wasn’t watching the SOTU, as I was releasing my creative American spirit all OVER a rewrite of Widow. But I hear, or read, that unemployment wasn’t really addressed in the speech – which is what this man was most likely listening hardest for.

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Oh my Cod!

January 25th, 2011 by Bekah Brunstetter

I discovered the best / easiest / healthiest Cod EVER. Simply take your friendly piece of cod, drizzle with lemon juice, sprinkle with salt, pepper and lots of dill, wrap in foil and broil for 20 minutes. Then eat it, so hard.

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