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


April 30th, 2015 by Bekah Brunstetter

Oh hi, are you new? If so, to catch you up, I’ve been doing a monthly series in which I reveal various drawings I drew for calendars I used to make for my grandparents. It’s just like when NPR morning edition does a series on veterans or the drought but it’s poorly formed pictures of various holidays. And so, APRIL!

My favorite. LAYERS:



I mean how long did this rain even take me:

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April 29th, 2015 by Bekah Brunstetter

Now I can barely keep up with the constantly shifting tides of politics in my own country, let alone those of others, so I cannot claim to know whether Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro is a good or bad president, and these, of course, being relative terms, disclaimer disclaimer, etc etc etc. BUT. During a rally yesterday, a woman threw a mango at his head. And instead of having her arrested — he got her a new apartment. On the mango, she’d written ‘If you have time, call me,’ and her phone number. She’d been sharing a cramped space with numerous family members and wanted help with getting her own space. Maduro had an apartment for her within HOURS. I love this. It’s so wonderful and so absurd and a weird, pretty little example of a politician helping.


– Presidents are really busy and are, for the most part, inaccessible.

– We have concerns.

– It is had to relay our actual concerns to our actual president.

– So write your concern, concisely, on a piece of fruit, toss it at the president, then probably run for your very life.

– Keep it a small, soft-ish fruit.

– Probably do not throw a pineapple.

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April 29th, 2015 by Bekah Brunstetter

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April 28th, 2015 by Bekah Brunstetter

I am always on the hunt for dresses that are  so comfortable it’s like you’re pretty much still asleep. I have found a near perfect one.  It’s basically a giant soft black shirt featuring nothing but a massive pocket on the front, perfect size pocket for phone or small pet.  It expertly hides your dough parts,  but it’s also sort of sleek because it’s black, and so it’s  elegant in a lazy sort of way, and it’s long in the back, and so work appropriate. Basically, when you get home you just kick off your shoes, hit the hay, then wake up, repeat, and probably wash it sometimes. GET YOURS HERE! I WON’T BE WEIRD AT ALL WHEN WE’RE BOTH WEARING IT!

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we are small

April 27th, 2015 by Bekah Brunstetter

Oh, man. Oh man, oh man, oh man.



We do not belong to ourselves, to our schedules or phones, to  our jobs or lunch plans or plays. We belong to fault lines, to chance, to God.  Make the most of each of your seconds that have been lent to you. In fact, take a handful of them to give something Here.

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April 26th, 2015 by Bekah Brunstetter

4 months ago, Morrison and I were in Oregon visiting BBQ for New Years, and I happened to see and want  this sweet little axe necklace.  Endlessly observant, a meticulous note taker, he made a note of it,  and months later, surprised me with it. I forgot I had even wanted it, but he remembered. Here is a reason why we are good: I do too many things, think too many things, feel too many things, want too many things, all conflicting, but he is there, remembering and noting it all, listening, cataloguing, so that he can, in moments when I need it the most,  remind me of what I want.  (Delicate gold axe necklace, CLEARLY.)

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some stock responses

April 25th, 2015 by Bekah Brunstetter

To interact with other humans after a play of yours is read to have a bunch of people watch you, for two hours, naked, try and put a bathing suit on that’s two sizes two small, and then try and make conversation with them. You feel vulnerable and important and weird, and everything that everyone says to you feels like it’s layered with subtext. The nicest of compliment can feel like a vicious attack on the weird parts of your body. You are at once grateful and ashamed. And after my reading yesterday, I felt MORE BRAINDEAD AND INARTICULATE THAN I HAVE EVER FELT, overwhelmed and mushed with thought, and found myself completely incapable of communicating with other humans. Ex:

NICE PERSON: Congrats on the reading!

ME: Yeah!

NICE PERSON: How’d you think it went?

ME: Yeah!


ME: Rubber bands are cool!  I hear South Carolina is nice this time of year!

To avoid such future disasters, I am going to compile a list of stock post-reading responses to  questions and remarks. Playwrights, take note.

Thank you! THANK YOU. You chose to come and sit in a dark room for two hours and hear what I wrote. Thank you.

– The actors read the words good.

– I wrote that!

-I have some questions and also some thoughts.

– Yes, It was incredibly helpful.

– Some parts were good and some parts were not good. I think I’m going to keep the good parts and get rid of the parts that were not as good.

– HEY LOOK OVER THERE, A BIRD (Playwright runs away, playwright can’t run good in nice shoes, playwright falls into heat lamp)

– I don’t know what I think. What do YOU think?

– TELL ME WHAT I THINK. I have no thoughts right now, could I borrow some of yours?

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April 24th, 2015 by Bekah Brunstetter

Do your thing guys, I’ll just sit here and make up words

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April 23rd, 2015 by Bekah Brunstetter

Today on last one on the Boat Brunstetter:



She’s Lena Dunham after her Saturn has fully returned. Her sketches are palatable essays on feminism but also hilarious.  Less sloppy, more pointed. In my fantasy life, she is my best friend. AMY, COME OVER FOR BATHTUBS OF WINE / LET’S WRITE SOME JOKES.

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hey, thanks!

April 22nd, 2015 by Bekah Brunstetter

On this earth day, I would like to thank said Earth, for:


– Beauty

– Not (yet) exploding

– Not colliding with other planets or asteroids

– again for mostly not exploding (yet)

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