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

In news Re: Boys and Girls

June 21st, 2015 by Bekah Brunstetter


Re: Girls:

We Kilroys have launched our second List unproduced plays by women. This year, it’s 53 scripts. Honored to get to advocate for and with these women. Read ’em  here and read the Times being Timesy  here.

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June 20th, 2015 by Bekah Brunstetter


Morrison has a hearty amount of siblings and I very much like them all, as we all share an affinity for cute shorts / day Beer / Instagram / making fun of ones siblings / games. 

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June 19th, 2015 by Bekah Brunstetter

Today, my nails match my shorts and it’s as if the air is slightly more oxygenated, the day longer, the gummy bears More. I LOVE COLORS AND HOW THEY COMPLIMENT EACH OTHER. So much. I like to look at them, use them sparingly so that they pop, force them to clash against and match each other, highlight each other, fight with each other until yellow Wins.  To quote someone in one of my plays at some point before I cut it because when your plays start to sound like an episode of Girls is really when you need to man up, grow up, and explore more erudite topics that are somehow also human:

I think I might go try and hang out with some blind kids, because I think that would be the worst, to be blind, because I really love to look at things.

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this is what it’s for

June 18th, 2015 by Bekah Brunstetter

Being burned alive is a nightmare of mine, and also my absolute least favorite thing to see on screen. But I vote we get rid of our trials, our due process, our humane lethal injections and revert to our medieval ways for the asshole who killed 9 people last night WHILE PRAYING, literally the most peaceful thing a group of humans can do, just because they were black. Pardon my blatant, vitriolic anger, but BURN.

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June 17th, 2015 by Bekah Brunstetter

Oh, have you been reading about the shark attacks in off the coast of North Carolina this past weekend, in which TWO KIDS LOST LIMBS to sharks while swimming in just WAIST DEEP WATER? I’d just like to confirm that yes, yes, these shark attacks happened in the exact waters where my family has been reunioning for 25 years — off the coast of Oak Island, and I’d also like to just go ahead and confirm that at least for my part, THE BELOW WILL NEVER BE HAPPENING AGAIN.



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June 16th, 2015 by Bekah Brunstetter

I present to you:  the artwork for the upcoming production of my Heaven Play, at South Coast Rep:

I don’t think I have ever been so happy with artwork for a play of mine. It so simply grasps what the play is about, it does not shout at you, it does not wink at you, it’s just two people in love, together but apart, gazing towards the end of their material lives.

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today, on this is my new shirt

June 15th, 2015 by Bekah Brunstetter

This little boy in 1954 T shirt running home from his fort towards supper, his mother calling his name, whizzing past the five and dime, popping in for a pop and baseball cards, finding a stick, running with it, knocking it against things, befriending a stray dog, chasing it for a minute, solving a quick mystery, remembering my mother is calling me, home just in time for meatloaf shirt, is my new favorite thing to wear constantly, wash rarely.

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June 14th, 2015 by Bekah Brunstetter

When we were first a courtin’, I told manfriend that he was the kinda guy I wanted to fraternize with in high school, who at that point would not give the time of day. He, too, was quite nerdy in high school, or so he SAYS, even though he was on the basketball team so like come on, he was probably just inaccessibly cool. Flash forward some 15 years later, he took me on a bday high school date, complete with corsage and a planetarium visit and a trip to the mall candy store and Outback Steakhouse but because we’re grown ups now, I got to drink too much white wine THE ENTIRE TIME and it was basically the most wonderful day. UNREQUITED NEEDS FROM HIGH SCHOOL: CHECK.

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as we age

June 13th, 2015 by Bekah Brunstetter

I love how, as we age, we let go of the narcissism and the much ado about cake of birthdays. It more and more becomes just a day. Take yesterday, when at work, I realized that my birthday had been overlooked, and there were no celebratory cupcakes, I TOTALLY DID NOT NOTICE OR MIND AT ALL AND DID NOT FEEL MOMENTARILY 8 YEARS OLD, AND I DID NOT AWKWARDLY DROP INTO A CONVERSATION THAT MY BIRTHDAY WAS THIS WEEKEND SO THAT I COULD BE AWKWARDLY PROMISED A CAKE ON MONDAY AND I DID NOT REQUEST THAT THAT CAKE BE A ICE CREAM CAKE FROM THE GROCERY STORE WITH DINOSAURS ON IT, none of those things happened, not at all, because I am a woman in her 33rd year, and this is just another day that ends in Y*.


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thanks for helping me put these avocados in this clay bowl 

June 12th, 2015 by Bekah Brunstetter

 Y’all, my California resident status is offish legit! Bruh I’m equal parts stoked and sad. This is Tangible evidence of change, which makes me joyful for the future and mournful of all that no longer is. To celebrate imma condition my hair with quinoa and cruise down the 405 to the 101 by which I mean sit in traffic and think wistfully of kale. 

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