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

KINSHIP.

February 19th, 2016 by Bekah Brunstetter

I love the moment when you realize that you and a new friend you’re just getting to know perhaps already live inside of each others’ brains. Take last night, when I went to see a play with a new lady friend, Tricia, a fellow writeress. After intermission, we settled back into our seats. She spotted an apple in her bag.

New friend: Oh man, I was gonna eat this apple at intermission! Think it’s too late?

Me: Probably.

A moment.

New Friend: I don’t want to say it.

Me: Say what?

New Friend (sort of ashamed):….I missed my apple-unity.

Me: FRIENDS FOR ALL OF LIFE?

New Friend: OKAY.

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Together / Apart

February 18th, 2016 by Bekah Brunstetter

Today, on the intense and irrational things that flash through your brain before you get mawwied:

(I sit forlornly staring at my computer screen.)

Morrison: What?

Me:….Two years ago today Julien and I were in Costa Rica on a kayak in the middle of the oceannnnnn!

Morrison:  Awesome!

Me: But I’m sad.

Morrison: Why?

Me: I feel like I’m not going to get to run off on adventures anymore. Like that part of my life is potentially done.

Morrison:….Married people go out on kayaks, too.

Me:….Are you sure?

Morrison: Yep. Sometimes by themselves.

Me: REALLY?

Morrison: Yep, and sometimes even TOGETHER.

Me: I FEEL LIKE YOU’RE MAKING THIS UP.

Morrison: Oh, but I’m not.

Me: so what you’re saying is, potentially, I am allowed to go off and kayak solo but also you would kayak with me and both are fine?

Morrison: Yup!

Me: OKAY, PHEW. WILL YOU MARRY ME?

Morrison: Sure, how’s October?

Me: SO GREAT.

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STD’s

February 17th, 2016 by Bekah Brunstetter

When planning a wedding, it is best to undercut the whimsy and love and charm with GROSS AND INAPPROPRIATE HUMOR. And so, family and friends: Morrison and I are giving each and every one of you an STD. YOU’RE WELCOME.

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Happy two years of Bliss

February 16th, 2016 by Bekah Brunstetter

To this wee monkey that Julien and I met two years ago today in Costa Rica:

MONKEY I WOULD NOT CHANGE A MOMENT. LET’S KEEP GROWING TOGETHER. ARE YOU HAPPY TOO?

Is this because I just invented and wrote the word Monkeyversary? and I DELETED IT I SWEAR. IT WILL NEVER HAPPEN AGAIN. PLEASE DON’T LEAVE ME MONKEY. I WOULD GO BANANAS. AGAIN, APOLOGIES.

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Hey: You’re Welcome!

February 15th, 2016 by Bekah Brunstetter

Sister Blaine raised funds for her students to get wobbly stools which are better for bodies and brains than typical classroom chairs. I kicked them some dough, and a few months later, I GET AMAZING HANDWRITTEN PERSONALIZED THANK YOU LETTERS FROM HER CLASS WITH DRAWINGS AND WONDERFUL SENTENCES LIKE ‘It is good to sit.’ Yes, Daniel from sister Blaine’s class, Yes it Is.

I would also just like to go on record and note that I cannot go a week on earth without putting my water bottle in my bag with the lid loose and spilling water all over important documents, but I would also like to note that sometimes I donate to good causes which totally makes up for it and I am a grown up and my life is fine.

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VALENTABLEAU

February 14th, 2016 by Bekah Brunstetter

Not my BEST word invention work, certainly not my worst. Woke up this morning to flowers and balloons YOU GUYS MY FIANCÉ WOKE UP EXTRA EARLY TO BLOW UP BALLOONS IS IT EVEN POSSIBLE FOR ME TO HAVE FOUND A MORE DIVINE PERSON.

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CRUELTY

February 13th, 2016 by Bekah Brunstetter

TO THE GIRL SCOUT SELLING COOKIES OUTSIDE MY GYM:

DON’T YOU SEE WHAT YOU’RE DOING?!

HOW. DARE. YOU.

ALSO THANKS FOR THE TAGALONGS.

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CHARCOAL. LEMONADE. (?)

February 12th, 2016 by Bekah Brunstetter

I at the same time want to hate / make jokes  and also DRINK IT ALL IN HOPES IT WILL MAKE ME LIVE FOREVER.

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My Place.

February 11th, 2016 by Bekah Brunstetter

Dear Angels:

I started rehearsals this week for my Heaven Playyyyyy! It is my first production in quite some time that features more than just someone’s futon and a limited light grid (though, don’t get me wrong. I aggressively heart those productions, too, for their scrappiness and ingenuity.) In the director’s welcome speech to actors, designers, and theater staff —   he mentioned that one of the producers stepped up to back the play because it was ‘so positive.’ I beamed and glowed and immediately coupled this in my head with the fact that last week, one of my bosses told me that my writing lacked cynicism, and that’s what he likes about it. I think I now officially know my place. Maybe I intentionally carved it out for myself and am just now realizing it. I WRITE THINGS THAT ARE POSITIVE. THAT ARE NOT CYNICAL. THAT HAVE HOPE. There is beauty and depth and significance in the dark, too, but that is not my place. My place is in the light.

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JE SUIS KARDASHIAN

February 10th, 2016 by Bekah Brunstetter

Today, on the perks of  growed up life:

I LOVE HOTEL GYMS. They make me feel like an heiress to the Skittle Dynasty who must spend three hours a day on her personal elliptical machine, surrounded by minors, to compensate for all of the Skittles she eats.

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