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

where I go when I go there

June 12th, 2014 by Bekah Brunstetter

50% of the time, when my brain idles or goes to sleep  — or whichever Brain as Computer or Car metaphor suits your fancy — I go to this parking lot outside of this grocery store by the house where I spent my formative years, ages 8-18. I get transported there, and I just sort of — stand there. It’s where my brain rests or resets. Why is this? I’m wracking my computercarbrain to try and figure out why. So far, all I remember is riding my bike to this grocery store, standing in this parking lot and eating a cadbury egg. FORMATIVE YEARS.

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If / Then

June 11th, 2014 by Bekah Brunstetter

If: right before bed you buy wee clothes for a baby shower, get home, eat a fistful of blueberries then trip on your gym shoes on your way into bed,

Then: you will dream that pregnant women are kept in rows and forced to climb stairmasters until their babies are born.

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one exception

June 11th, 2014 by Bekah Brunstetter

NEVER SHOULD YOU EVER SPEND 80 DOLLARS ON A SHIRT

NEVER IN THE WORLD

UNLESS OF COURSE IT IS ALMOST YOUR BIRTHDAY AND WELL THE SHIRT IS REALLY VERY SOFT AND VERSATILE AND YOU’LL WEAR IT ALL THE TIME AND DID I MENTION HOW SOFT IT IS, LIKE LINEN ALMOST, AND YOU WORK VERY HARD SO MAYBE IT’S OKAY SOMETIMES TO SPEND TOO MUCH MONEY ON SOMETHING AND REALLY, ARE YOU NOT INVESTING IN THE QUALITY OF THE ITEM AS OPPOSED TO GRABBING SOMETHING FOR TEN BUCKS AT TARGET THAT WILL TURN TO PAPER TOWELS AFTER ONE WASH? ISN’T, IT THEN, A SIGN OF WISDOM, OF MATURITY, THAT YOU ARE HAVING THE FORESIGHT TO INVEST IN SOMETHING MORE ETERNAL?

….ONLY THEN IS IT OKAY

JUST THAT ONE TIME

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My Buddy; My Buddy

June 10th, 2014 by Bekah Brunstetter

Wherever I go; heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee goes

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Golly / Shucks!

June 10th, 2014 by Bekah Brunstetter

I got home last night to this charming little surprise guy on my doorstep:

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My week is officially made and everything can go terribly and it would still be great, not that anything will go terribly, like: all of the things will go well. THANKS ‘RENTS!

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Jenji Kohan

June 9th, 2014 by Bekah Brunstetter

I wanna work for this lady someday (Jenji Kohan, creator of Weeds and Orange is the New Black.) I wanna learn from her. I’m just going to go ahead and put that out into the universe. Knowing Jenji Kohan personally not at all, I gather from what I hear, and from interviews, that Jenji Kohan is intelligent and weird and honest and kind and obsessed with character. On a fresh air interview this morning, Jenji Kohan said that she had a particular physical type in mind for Piper,  ‘because she’s shallow.’  I oftentimes wonder if I’m the same, because I really, really feel like this actor must be very tall or that actor very not pretty because yes, I too am shallow and assume way too much about people based on how they look. I am now just going to assume that Jenji Kohan has a google alert set up for her name and is now reading this, because doesn’t it probably have something to do with like, the number of times the thing says Jenji Kohan?

…Jenji Kohan.

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BEHOLD: HEAVEN PLAY

June 8th, 2014 by Bekah Brunstetter

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My heaven play, Going to a Place where you already Are, officially exists. 90 pages of musings and words, mustard and angels and iPhones and pants. IT EXISTS! NOW MEND IT, YOU SILLY!

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This one

June 7th, 2014 by Bekah Brunstetter

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This 33 year old today Spry young gal, my dearest Elizabeth, landed herself an awesome new job on her special day, because when you’re old you get jobs as presents in lieu of dolls / mini trampolines.

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I Like This

June 6th, 2014 by Bekah Brunstetter

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Maya

June 5th, 2014 by Bekah Brunstetter

I’m a few weeks late to this (sad) party, but I am really kicking myself for not making more of an effort to see, listen to, and interact with this incredible woman, who lived in my hometown when I was growing up, and taught at Wake Forest, right up the street. I was aware of her, I read her, I heard her read once, but I should have done more. She was truly an  incredible woman. Everyone ever should listen to this Fresh Air Interview from 1986, re-broadcast when she passed away a few weeks ago. She remembers, she muses, she shocks, she reads my most favorite sonnet, 29, that I used to copy over and over into my dream journal in high school. Her wise and buttery voice reminds me how language — not written or spoken towards a political end, but just words themselves — are still so very important.

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