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

I Will Please have one Car Machine, Please.

August 31st, 2012 by Bekah Brunstetter

AND SO! I’m moving back to LA to write for ABC Family’s hit show, Switched at Birth, which I think is really slyly innovative and honest and great. See nice things that smart people are saying about the show HERE. This LA go around, I’m going to do it a bit more for real, ie, I will be purchasing or leasing a car. My Dad has hooked me up with a friend with a dealership. I really can’t wait for the initial car conversation, which will go something like:

CAR PERSON: What kind of car are you interested in?


CAR PERSON: Okay, great, but is there a certain sort of type that you like, are you looking for something compact, or –

ME: No wait. I saw this weird car a few weeks ago, it was sort of brown? It was this really cool brown. It was like a brownie, but a car. I’d like that car, please.

CAR PERSON: What kind of car was it?

ME: Brown?

CAR PERSON: Let’s start over. What kind of features are important to to you?

ME:….Can charge my phone while driving?

CAR PERSON: Great, what else?

ME: Windows? Doors? Wheels?

CAR PERSON: This conversation is over.

ME: I’m calling my Dad.

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Spill it Girl. Spill it.

August 30th, 2012 by Bekah Brunstetter

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But now I have REALLY arrived

August 29th, 2012 by Bekah Brunstetter

Last night, I FINALLY got to see this incredible show at Ars Nova, in which Isaac Oliver combines his heart breaking, ridiculously hilarious prose with poetry with a microphone with a bottle of Rose to Great Success. I’ve been meaning to see it about 9 times and I finally made it. Halfway through the show, to my ABSOLUTE DELIGHT, I discovered that I am now a thing that can be be referenced in the world, a thing that is known enough to conjure some sort of meaning. During Isaac’s short story ‘Dark Place,’ his conscience tortures him with negative thoughts, one being: Everytime you jerk off, Bekah Brunstetter writes a new play. And then there was laughter. And then suddenly, I had really arrived. (Because it wasn’t when Jeff Goldblum lent his voice to my robot play, and it ALSO wasn’t when I peed next to Amy Poehler. Because technically, I’m not even sure if it was her.)

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August 28th, 2012 by Bekah Brunstetter

I am waiting to find out if I’m moving back to LA in six days. I’m either moving across the country in six days, or you know, I’m not.  I am buying a car and getting an apartment, or not. I can’t imagine a more accurate representation of the anxiety demon living inside of my brain right now:

Anxiousness, thy name is DENISE!!!!!!!!!!

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Still Life with Boot

August 27th, 2012 by Bekah Brunstetter

Today, on Impulsive Purchases, I decided  that I really needed these Dolce Vita boots. I’ve been wanting them for a while, and I really think that if you continue to want something over the course of some months, you should just give in and do it. Unless of course this thing is ‘to commit murder’ or ‘suicide’ or ‘get face tattoo.’ With these boots I will be thoroughly embracing my height. Technically, not only do I embrace my height with these boots, I basically smother and smush it to death. They make me feel like a spy and or bar wench, but also like I’m somehow on the Oregon Trail, stomping through dust  to or from some kind of trouble.

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August 26th, 2012 by Bekah Brunstetter

Some might argue that the world is advancing, what, with our smart phones and hybrid cars and 100 calorie packs of goldfish and coconut M&Ms. One could also argue that things are simultaneously declining, in that terrifying and moral sort of way. I noticed yesterday that plastered across the front page of the New York Post, and I think maybe also the Daily News? were pictures of the bleeding, dead bodies of the two men killed outside the Empire State Building on Friday. Since when are we allowed to put pictures of dead bodies on the fronts of papers, outside of stores that little kids walk by? Don’t we have SOME decorum, at least enough to plaster GRAPHIC IMAGES ENCLOSED! across the front, so that all of us sick folk can flip to that page immediately? I’m wondering when this shift happened, or if it was a gradual thing that we were all too busy to even notice. It makes me sad in a deep way, like I’m also sad for for Laura Ingles Wilder, and anyone else arguably wholesome who came before me.

In other news, I dreamt the other night that Queen Elizabeth invited me over for breakfast and made me, with her own hands, sausage biscuits that were even better Than Jimmy Dean’s microwaveable. She folded a napkin in my lap, joined me at the table and asked me if I’d enjoyed my time on Martha’s Vineyard. Decorum.

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Boys that I Like

August 25th, 2012 by Bekah Brunstetter

Last night I got to catch Sleepwalk with Me at IFC – which was spectacular – but even MORE better, a Q and A with Mike Bribiglia and Ira Glass followed. For those of you who make your homes in caves, Mike Birbiglia is a standup who is a frequent guest on This American Life, which is Ira Glass’s radio show, which is kind of more like a shoebox of massively different but ultimately related stories. Sleep Walk with Me is a movie based on Mike’s Stand up about his relationship with his ex-girlfriend, and his adventures with sleepwalking.  A Movie is a moving thing with words and people that you go to a large room to watch, or perhaps just watch at home.

Here’s my humiliating fan picture of these incredible guys, taken ashamedly between questions:

And then, for clarity, here’s like an actual picture of them:

It was probably the best Q and A I’ve ever taken part in, and by taken part in I most certainly mean asking lots of questions, like in my head, while other audience members ask better ones. The two of them have this incredible dynamic that’s pretty much just like big and little bro – constantly making fun of each other, but ultimately supporting each other. They’re hilarious but don’t feel like they have to be. They answered questions truthfully and intelligently but also just so happened to also be funny. This is the best kind of comedy, I think. As for the movie itself, it was totally that kind that makes you want to go home and write like 100 of them. It was honest and hilarious and whimsical and weird. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to get back to my screenplay Bite your Fingernails with Me, it’s Fun. So far, it’s just a scene, in which I’m doing that.

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August 24th, 2012 by Bekah Brunstetter

This just in: Apparently, this circle ab swingy machine thing, when swung upon for 3 minutes a day, does NOT equal 45 minutes of cardio, and the product has been banned because of said lies. Personally, I’m going to probably buy it anyways, just because it looks really fun. It will basically become how I say hello to people.

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August 23rd, 2012 by Bekah Brunstetter


Someone please save me from myself. I am stuck in this texting and email vocal tic where I keep just saying ACK! To most things. Someone please make it stop. ACK!

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I’m not sure why, but Here.

August 22nd, 2012 by Bekah Brunstetter

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