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


July 11th, 2015 by Bekah Brunstetter


I never thought I would give a hoot about cars. Previously I’ve felt like, I would please like car with have Wheels and put gas into and get me to Place. But after living in LA for a few years, I suddenly CARE. And suddenly, my Civic felt like it no longer matched me. It  felt like college Bekah who lived in old man sweaters from Goodwill. Lady Bekah must take meetings and also names while blasting Taylor Swift and songs from Ragtime the Musical and Rap Music  through a nice sound system. And so I found lady Bekah car, a VW Jetta SE with leather interior / bluetooth / reverse cameras / great gas mileage / powerful engine / other things that are good and I can’t believe I even know what they are. What’s the best, save some  counseling from boyfriend and brother, I done negotiated and got myself this car ALL BY MY BIG LADY SELF.


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excerpt from women’s health magazine

July 10th, 2015 by Bekah Brunstetter

Say, have you been hanging out a lot with your delightful and delightfully giant manfriend who has to eat an entire lasagna every three hours or he passes out? Have you been trying to keep up? Have you been taking cobblers and chips straight to the FACE? Hey fattie! You’re not a big dude, you are a DELICATE LADY. Back away from the breakfast burrito and make a smoothie. Coconut milk, greek yogurt, frozen blueberries, agave, kale. TAKE YOUR PUNISHMENT IN THE FORM OF THIS DELICIOUS SMOOTHIE.

BLEND while wondering why your shorts are so tight, while making promises to avoid bread, while day dreaming of mozzarella sticks.  Sip from a mason jar  until your hip bones re-emerge. ENJOY.

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I don’t understand.

July 9th, 2015 by Bekah Brunstetter

I don’t know to what or whom I owe the honor of this, but a ten year old who describes himself as ‘single’ started following me on Instagram. SUP RECO!

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pants cult

July 8th, 2015 by Bekah Brunstetter

1. I think it is crazy and absurd that right now, there is a work out bottoms trend / cult occurring in which everygirl is wearing yoga pants with these cut out / sheer parts that are like hey, please take a severe gander at the corners of my inner most thigh! ABSURD!


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mark left behind

July 7th, 2015 by Bekah Brunstetter

A few days ago, a young woman was randomly shot and killed walking with her boyfriend in Hollywood. Being that whenever anything seemingly senseless like this happens I MUST find an explanation — though there rarely  is one — I went straight to her Facebook page, where I found a sweet and happy girl whose favorite thing appears to have been taking pictures of her Chicken purse wherever she went.

Not even her with her chicken purse. Just her chicken purse, staged in various locations, cuddled up next to cocktails, taking in views. And it made me so sad. And it made me wonder what my weird mark left behind would be. And it made me wish very hard that she rests in peace with various animal and bird accessories.

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July 6th, 2015 by Bekah Brunstetter

I took the morning to read and fully comprehend what the crap is going on with Greece’s economy. It’s too easy to ignore major things happening in the world. Sorry, world thing, you do not affect me directly, and if you do, it’s in a vague and far away  sort of way, and so I gotta take my limited world view and write that play / pay this bill / go to that thing / make this thing. Sure, the things that feel personal (NORTH CAROLINA SHARK ATTACKS! / STUDENT LOAN FORGIVENESS! / GLOBAL WARMING! / ANYTHING PLANE CRASH RELATED!) filter in, but otherwise, there’s this cushiony barrier between myself and a lot of what’s happening that I really do not like, that must be pushed through, especially when life, my immediate life, is safe and warm and great.

I couldn’t understand why the majority of Greeks voted no to the bailout, and what exactly was happening there, so I did some reading.  Basically imagine that scene from It’s a Wonderful Life in which the Savings and Loan gets stormed by panicked folk trying to withdraw their money and George Bailey has to stay all night calming their fears and they withdraw their life savings, ostensibly missing his honeymoon, and if you cannot imagine this scene, WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU. GO WATCH THIS MOVIE, RIGHT NOW. LEARN LIFE.  The Greeks are panicked, worn out, struggling with bad jobs, no jobs, low pay, ATM limits. And I get why they voted No:  pride. Potentially  fatal, sure, but I mean the good kind, the not taking the easy road kind, the self-sacrificing kind.  They’d rather go down with the ship than belong to someone else. Who knows what will happen next, but at least they belong to themselves. OXI!

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July 5th, 2015 by Bekah Brunstetter

Writers, guess what’s not cool? Plagiarism. Guess what’s totally fine? PLAGIARIZING YOURSELF. It’s currently my favorite form of ‘writing,’ or writing, which is to say, blatantly robbing your past self of all her ideas.  I’m trying to rewrite a pilot with a very worn out brain and heart. I gotta get it done, though. Reading back through it, elements of the story reminded me of characters and themes I’ve previously explored in plays.  I am literally going back through these plays, and borrowing elements and characters from them to hopefully deepen and specify what I’m working on. Thing is, I think that they are characters / worlds that continue to befuddle and intrigue me. I’m not done writing them. And so, YOINK!  Some call it creatively lackadaisical, I call it finding your past self who was potentially sitting on gold but was too drunk on cheap Rose to know it and ROBBING HER FACE BLINDDDDDDD.

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July 4th, 2015 by Bekah Brunstetter

My Fellow Americans! On this sacred day, 239 years since the thirteen colonies claimed independence from England: LET US CLAIM OUR INDEPENDENCE AT BREAKFAST. Screw you, Kashi cereal and egg white omelette! WHERE DO YOU THINK YOU ARE, INDIA? THIS IS AMERICA! Count your blessings, that there are Grocery stores, that you have Walls, that there is sugar, that there are pancakes!  Let us eat Bisquick! Let us Shake n Pour pancakes,  stuff them full of  blueberries and strawberries sprayed with growth hormones and dye! Let us douse the whole affair in Cool Whip, whose main ingredients include high fructose corn syrup and patriotism! ASK NOT WHAT YOUR BREAKFAST CAN DO FOR YOU, ASK WHY YOU ARE ALREADY TIRED AND IT’S ONLY JUST AFTER BREAKFAST OKAY SO TAKE A NAP

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Gehen wir in Deutschland?

July 3rd, 2015 by Bekah Brunstetter

My sweet granddad left my brothers and I some cash when he passed away. Getting the check felt strange. I’m  currently fortunate enough to not be hurting for dough all bad, so my first thought was, I do not want this. This feels weird. Second thought: you are a lunatic. Take the money. Third thought: Take the money, go to Germany. My Granddad was obsessed with Brunstetter genealogy, and devoted a great portion of his free time / mental space to researching where we came from. He travelled to Germany, tracked our ancestors down, laid out our (albeit boring) past, town by town, boat by boat. AND SO: I am scheming. So far, Big Brostetter is on board. I would like to enlist all four of us to take our funds and tripstetter around Germany, drink beer, ride cows (?), pour one out for Granddad, find ourselves, lernen de sprechen de Deutch.

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July 2nd, 2015 by Bekah Brunstetter

YOUR WHOLE LIFE HAS LED YOU TO THIS MOMENT! I reveal to you: my July calendar drawings, featuring weird clowns, lazy birds, sand sculptures, my concept of love which was basically two people touching hands and staring at each other, and a general lack of understanding of how elbows work.

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