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

Nothing

January 22nd, 2014 by Bekah Brunstetter

Me: it’s lunchtime. You need to blog.

Me: I have nothing to say.

Me: there must be something.

Me: There’s nothing.

Me: You actually have no thoughts?

Me: None. None thoughts. I am also fresh out of feelings.

Me: blog about how you have no thoughts.

Me: Too Meta.

Me: Put a picture of a sandwich.

Me: Hmm. What kind?

Me: Just google tiny sandwich.

Me: But what will it mean?

Me: it doesn’t matter.

Me: but if my blog doesn’t matter why do I do it?

Me: to feel alive.

Me: that’s sad. Does typing count as living?

Me: see? You just found a feeling thought. A thought feeling. Talk about it.

Me: I think I’ll just put the picture of the tiny sandwich instead.

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WHAT IS HAPPENING

January 21st, 2014 by Bekah Brunstetter

I DON’T KNOW WHAT’S GOING ON, BUT I APPEAR TO BE WEARING A ‘BLOUSE.’

I KIND OF LIKE IT.

FIFTEEN YEAR OLD ME JUST SHUDDERED, RE-PIERCED HER TONGUE AND ROBBED THE GOODWILL ON JONESTOWN OF ALL OF ITS STRIPED OLD MAN SHIRTS.

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TRUTH

January 20th, 2014 by Bekah Brunstetter

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SCANDALOUS

January 19th, 2014 by Bekah Brunstetter

I’m really enjoying this article that’s circulating around with images of VERY SCANDALOUS PICTURES of burlesque gals from the 1890s, mostly because I just really need a new first date outfit,

And so, there it is. Devil, indeed.

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Readystetter

January 18th, 2014 by Bekah Brunstetter

Okay. I now make my home practically ontop of the San Andreas faultine (or some 35 miles South of.) I awoke at 5 am yesterday morning to a quake, and then at work, my coworker reported hearing on the news that there’s a 99.9% chance that a giant earthquake will happen in our lifetime. Worry, Paranoia and latent girl scout preparedness sent me straight to Amazon, where I purchased two Earthquake backpack things, one for house, one for car. They appear to be stuffed full of instant water, just add water, knives?, glowsticks, for disaster parties? masks? Though in the event of an emergency, I will probably have no idea what to do with any of the things, I think it will be comforting to know that I have them.  Also, please note there is apparently a bar in LA called Faultline and I just really hope that when the quake hits, they’re still open, serving gasoline / kale.

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REVOLT!

January 17th, 2014 by Bekah Brunstetter

BY WHICH I MEAN GRAB CO-WORKERS; TAKE LUNCHBREAK; HIKE UPHILL THROUGH SANTA CLARITA HILLS MID HISTORIC DROUGHT

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Honesty

January 16th, 2014 by Bekah Brunstetter

I had a huge Why I Write Plays Epiphany in writer’s group the other night. Someone said of my characters, what’s interesting about them / what I like them is that they are so, so honest. At first I thought: well, huh.  That’s just bad writing. If a character is deeply honest all of the time, then how are they truly being a person? Real people avoid and and lie and sit on their feelings. Basically what I’m doing writing characters who puke their thoughts with little to no obstacle. So, that should be addressed.

But thinking about it more, I realized that my characters express themselves this way because I cannot. I struggle, I really struggle, like everyday, with being fully honest, in fear of the recipient of my words being offended / hating me / not loving me anymore. I’m careful. And so, I live vicariously through my characters as they bravely say every single disgusting and personal thing that is on their minds. There are probably like 200 other reasons why I write plays, but I really think this is a big one. And that is the truth.

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Actors: Take Note

January 16th, 2014 by Bekah Brunstetter

Perhaps some writers are annoyed / creeped out when actors send them emails expressing interest in auditioning for something they wrote, but personally, I LOVE IT. I respect the Drive and the shameless self promotion.

Guy, you just got yourself 1.5 chortles, and 1 audition.

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File under Want

January 15th, 2014 by Bekah Brunstetter

(But not really)

(But kind of)

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mini-arc

January 14th, 2014 by Bekah Brunstetter

I like to use my TV storytelling brain to explain emotional and life events. For example:

Friend: what happened with you and so and so?

Me: we min-arched.

Friend: What?

Me:  It was never going to play out over the full ten. Like maybe over 2 or 3. It was never gonna be more than like eight beats, tops.  it was like an A story for a minute, then a B, then definitely C-ed out towards the end, there. We were totally in the teaser, then had one climatic scene, then like MAYBE someday we’ll be in a previously on, but like. That’s probably it.

Friend: You’re insane.

Me:  Then why are you my friend?

Friend: I don’t know, you just gave me ten bucks to ask you questions.

Me: You’re fired.

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