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

Feminists everywhere feel Phantom Pain

April 11th, 2012 by Bekah Brunstetter

So, maybe I roasted a chicken for my boyfriend with old bay, shrooms, thyme, shallots,  le carrots, and le petite potatoes. Maybe, every now and then,  I think it’d be way easier to be a housewife in 1956 than have too many plays to write and rewrite and not an original idea in my head for any of them. In reality, as a housewife,  I’d last about a week before I went crazy, drank all the cooking liquor and hit on the milkman.

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Questions

April 11th, 2012 by Bekah Brunstetter

I’m awake with morning with many large questions about our current world, and how we exists as humans inside of it.

For example, how is it that so many people are able to update their facebook status 700 times a day, but can’t return a phone call? Is it even permissible for me to get miffed by this, when my phone call is really a text message, as in I’m barely communicating as well, and I am probably just as guilty of doing the same thing, but am too self-absorbed to notice?

Yesterday, I saw a guy who used to date a friend of mine YEARS ago get on the train, spot me, strand awkwardly against the door, and at the next stop, CLEARLY MOVE INTO THE NEXT CAR SO THAT HE WOULD NOT HAVE TO SOCIALIZE WITH ME. I didn’t even judge him though, I got it. I didn’t want to talk to him either. Hours later, on the ride home, I did the EXACT same thing to someone else. So, is this just fine now, that we do this?

Lastly, WHY WAS IT REALLY HARD for me to open my cereal this morning?

A.) Because it was upside down.

Clearly, I should stick with the more basic questions.

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Things, and Things, and Things

April 10th, 2012 by Bekah Brunstetter

One of the many reasons I love going to Kmart / Walmart is merely to observe all of the STUFF AND THINGS that are available for purchasing in this country. Nay, the world. Like these absurdly large marshmallows. What would you do with such a mallow? WHAT WOULD YOU DO?!

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I know Everything in the World.

April 9th, 2012 by Bekah Brunstetter

Those attempting productivity: Beware the Internet Rabbit Hole! I sat down to do the tiniest bit of research for a movie rewrite. Two hours later, I know everything there is to know about competitive wheelchair ballroom dancing. I’ve also looked at every picture of you AND your wedding AND your children. I also have memorized a recipe for kale and sweet potato and quinoa salad, and have discovered that my student loans have been moved to a different provider. RABBIT. HOLE.

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I am a Simple (wo)Man

April 8th, 2012 by Bekah Brunstetter

I’ve been reading these short stories and I gotta say, my favorite thing about his writing (same with Oscar Wao) is how he finds profundity in the way that quote un quote uneducated, quote un quote unintelligent people communicate. ‘Simple’ people. In fact, his characters are supremely emotionally perceptive in a way that’s realer than a lot of us silly college grads could ever muster. It’s a good lesson in how to keep your characters talking like they do, without inserting yourself into their language. Since I am not the kind of person nor could I ever write the kind of character who is extremely articulate and good at arguing a point, I think I officially feel more at home among the simpletons who more deeply observe the world. In other news, HI EASTER!

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(adult) egg hunt

April 7th, 2012 by Bekah Brunstetter

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Guess how excited a bunch of hip adult children are to hunt for eggs? OH VERY. Friend Jocey knows this and hosts a hunt at her parents in new Rochelle each year, complete with bloody Mary’s and cornhole. In case you’re wondering how many eggs I found and how many zebra stickers I obtained, it was one of each.

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Friday: Good

April 6th, 2012 by Bekah Brunstetter

MOST Fridays are good, just in general, but this one is extra so. For religious reasons, and also it’s good to be back in NYC, rehearsing with my teenage robots. I somehow don’t even mind being accidentally or purposefully shouldered as much. People who live here: are we masochists?

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Chopt!

April 5th, 2012 by Bekah Brunstetter

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My aveda hair student gave me a chopped thing that is either infantile or boyish or chic at any given moment. Meanwhile, actual things are happening in the world.

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TROUBLE!

April 4th, 2012 by Bekah Brunstetter

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In case you wondering what kind of trouble my mom and I got into yesterday it was kale chips and eating them ALL.

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Observations

April 3rd, 2012 by Bekah Brunstetter

The workshop at UNC went most swimmingly, and now I’m back with my parents for a hot minute before I head back to NYC! Things of note: My mom has scattered Easter eggs in the front yard, and its adorable:

Secondly, my Dad gave a speech in church on Sunday:

While I am proud and this is great, May I suggest a simple adjustment to his bio: ‘Mr. Brunstetter and his wife, Jodie, have four children, three of whom have served or are currently on active duty with the US Marine Corps, and one Playwright with no health insurance.’

LEADERSHIP!!!

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