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

ALL THE CAKKKESSSSSS

November 20th, 2015 by Bekah Brunstetter

Quick photo recap from yesterday’s drop! At the top, the Women’s Project, who got a pizza and beer party because they are awesome ALL OF THE TIME.

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Ordering lunch in Los Angeles

November 20th, 2015 by Bekah Brunstetter

Me: Yes, I will have the Spicy tuna roll with avocado.

Sushi Person: The what?

Me: ….The Spicy Tuna roll. With avocado.

Sushi Person: Oh, the Jessica Alba?

Me: ……Are you really going to make me say it?

Sushi Person: Okay so one Jessica Alba.

Me: FINE.

Sushi Person: Would you like some Avengers with that?

Me: WHAT?

Sushi Person: Edamame.

Me: YOU KNOW WHAT? NEVERMIND.

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CAKE DROP CAKE DROP CAKE DROP

November 19th, 2015 by Bekah Brunstetter

My favorite thing about being a part of The Kilroys is that we’re not about hate or vitriol or rage against the machine that is the lack of gender parity in the American Theater. We’re about positivity and promoting awareness and creating opportunities and making change through pointing out what’s working. And today, we are about CAKE. Throughout the day, we are delivering chocolate cakes to thirteen theaters throughout the country that achieved gender parity in their seasons!

It was Sarah Gubbins’ idea and one of the best I’ve ever heard. Who doesn’t like cake? Idiots and thieves, are who. Instead of getting mad, we are giving cake. So far:

Women’s Playwright’s festival in DC:

Center Stage in Baltimore:

Timeline theater in Chicago:

MY FAVORITE:

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FUNISHMENT.

November 18th, 2015 by Bekah Brunstetter

I just wanna take a minute and be braggy on my manfriend, who volunteers with Art of Elysium, this truly wonderful nonprofit that sends actors, writers, visual artists, etc into hospitals to lift the spirits of kids. It’s basically exactly like this time that Johnny Depp randomly dropped in on some teen cancer patients dressed in full Jack Sparrow:

But over and over. Morrison gets to use his top notch improv and acting skills to make some bored and frustrated and ailing kids smile. Yesterday, they played an improv game in which the actor went out of the room, while the kids decided what crime he was guilty of. The actor then came back into the room, and through questions and answers, he had to guess his crime. My favorite: ‘guilty of stealing Taylor Swift’s pillowcase and placing it over the president’s TV.’ Once the crime has been guessed, the guilty party must then receive his funishment.

I REPEAT.

FUNISHMENT.

Which consists of singing / dancing / rapping / rapping while singing and dancing.

IS THAT NOT. THE BEST THING. THAT YOU HAVE EVER HEARD. IN YOUR ENTIRE LIFE.

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PICK YOUR POISON.

November 17th, 2015 by Bekah Brunstetter

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THESE WOMEN.

November 16th, 2015 by Bekah Brunstetter

THE DIXIE CHICKS, or the Pandora station in my brain all the time unless of course it’s December at which point it’s country Christmas,  the emotional raw material for 60% of my plays, the soundtrack to my years 16-18, ARE GOING ON TOUR IN 2016. I never got to see these gals in my youth, and so I will be taking my adult money and purchasing BOX SEATS so that I can SEE THEIR FACES SING INTO THEM WITH BOTH VOLUME AND GRATITUDE. Here’s hoping they play, you know, nothing but old songs and the occasional Rihanna cover.

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Pests.

November 15th, 2015 by Bekah Brunstetter

I’m sure I’m not the first person to make this link, but ISIS and its members are like bed bugs, primal and blood thirsty and unpredictable and Everywhere.  I had them forever ago in Brooklyn. They took a year and three stupidly expensive cleaning sessions to kill. I threw away my bed. I lost sleep. I stayed awake and afraid. If I nodded off I jerked up when my own hand touched my leg. I took everything soft I had and ran it through blistering heat. I shook out each of my books and suffocated them in bags. A man in full body plastic came and sprayed every corner of my room. And still, they lived. The  bugs hid in the tiniest of cracks, wanting only blood.   If ISIS members are so willing to die, because for them,  life AFTER this is so much more glorious — how are we ever to stop them? If there are even a few left, they live. The idea survives. How do we stop them? Do we have to trick them or convince them into subsisting off of something else? Would it ever be possible to change their minds? What’s stronger, their humanity or their faith?

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Writegirl FTW.

November 14th, 2015 by Bekah Brunstetter

The inevitable sadness of today was shaken and restructured and slapped silly by my first workshop with Writegirl. It’s an organization that matches writer girls with writer gals, teens with professionals, for a myriad of writing workshops —  everything from memoir to songwriting — with panel discussions with experts, exercises and free writing.  GOES BACK IN TIME, MAKES SELF DO THIS AT YOUNG AGE. Not only do I get an awesome new writer buddy who I get to guide through the muck of voice-finding, but I get the benefit of the workshops, too. Genius.  My favorite part: each session contains  SOAPBOX TIME! Where they literally just put a soapbox and a bullhorn onstage, and girls can come up and rant about whatever they want for 30 seconds and it was the best thing I have seen on or off TV in perhaps ever.

Today’s topic was journalism, and the irony was not lost on anyone. As the founder said as she welcomed us: ‘Today is a great day to tell the truth.’ It’s hard to know how to feel or what to do on days like these, other than fear / worry / aching / terror. It’s things like Writegirl that remind us that we are people with future and singular opinions and thoughts. We have all of the time and we can savor and use each second. We are here, until we are not.

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PRESENTING

November 13th, 2015 by Bekah Brunstetter

Me: Hi playwright friend, would you like to have some casual banter in front of these hundreds of people?

Madhuri: Why yes! Hello, friend. How are you?

Me:  I’m great, just presenting this award.

Madhuri: Weird, me too!

Me: Should we do it?

Madhuri: Yes!

Me: Great! Why don’t you read the category while I make a weird face at the statue.

Madhuri: Okay, here I go!

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IF YOU NEED ME

November 12th, 2015 by Bekah Brunstetter

I’LL JUST BE IN THE CORNER SOBBING QUIETLY LISTENING TO THE BROOKLYN DUO AND THEIR BEAUTIFUL SIA COVERS.

DON’T WORRY ABOUT ME I’LL BE FINE.

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