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

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November 10th, 2016 by Bekah Brunstetter

When you are a lady playwright raised to please and to apologize, and you get a series of bad reviews written  by OTHER lady writers who write directly and bravely and without apology because they were perhaps raised THAT way, THE PROPER RESPONSE IS TO EMAIL THE REVIEWERS AND DEEPLY APOLOGIZE AT LENGTH FOR RUINING THEIR EVENINGS AND WASTING THEIR TIME AND GO INTO GREAT DETAIL ABOUT YOUR SHAME AND EMBARRASSMENT AND THEN MAYBE ALSO FIND A WAY TO SEND THEM BAKED GOODS?  THIS IS RIGHT, RIGHT?

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everything will be fine everything will be fine

November 10th, 2016 by Bekah Brunstetter

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election response #6,378,892

November 9th, 2016 by Bekah Brunstetter

To those who are joyous today, I understand that you are frustrated, disenfranchised, desperate for work, for a change that feels real, trying to feed your families, clinging to what you’ve been taught is right, if not a little ignorant as to how to actually change your circumstances. I am, too. I understand the way the government works just about as much as a I get how cars run or electricity happens. I do not have a brain for understanding complex systems. I have a creative, empathic brain that loves humans, good ones and bad ones too, that is constantly questioning why they do what they do. I have built a whole life, and livelihood, around these questions. This sort of brain that God gave me is exactly why I hope that you 1.) get the life that you want for you and your family, and the means with which to give them that life and 2.) that you do so WITHOUT condoning sexual assault of women, without apathy and anger towards those who don’t love exactly like you do, who aren’t from exactly where you’re from.  Obama said it this morning. We’re Americans before we’re Republicans or Democrats. But even before that, we are people.

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THIS, INSTEAD

November 8th, 2016 by Bekah Brunstetter

I SUSPECT SOMETHING HUGE IS HAPPENING TODAY, BUT INSTEAD OF OBSESSING OVER IT OR TALKING ABOUT IT BECAUSE I MEAN WHAT IS THERE THAT’S LEFT TO SAY, LET’S ALL JUST TAKE DEEP BREATHS AND LOOK AT THIS PICTURE THAT MY COUSIN JUST SENT ME OF ME IN A BEARD AND MORRISON IN CAT EARS

INNNNNNNNN

OUTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT

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and I quote

November 7th, 2016 by Bekah Brunstetter

Re: tomorrow….

Leticia: We’re blind. We can’t see beyond an arm’s reach. We don’t believe our life will last beyond the day. We only know what we have in our hand to put in our mouth, to put in our stomach, and to put in our pocket. We take care of our pocket, but not of our country. We take care of our stomachs but not of our hungry. We are primitive. We don’t believe in the future. Each night when the sun goes down we think that’s the end of life — so we have one last fling. We don’t think we have a future. We don’t think we have a country. Ask anybody, “Do you have a country?” They’ll say, “Yes.” Ask them, “What is your country?” They’ll say, “My bed, my dinner plate.” But, things can change. They can. I have changed. You have changed.

Maria Irene Fornes / The Conduct of Life / 1985

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When grown ups have crayons 

November 6th, 2016 by Bekah Brunstetter

TRUTH EMERGES

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Keep Portland weird still 

November 5th, 2016 by Bekah Brunstetter

We are spending the day leisurely strolling through rain mist, ducking in and out of stores that boast clever household items that everyone wants and no one needs.

Everything here is wonderful and weird but NONE MORE THAN MY HUSBAND PERSON. 

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glamour

November 4th, 2016 by Bekah Brunstetter

OH SO YOU THOUGHT I WAS DONE WITH WEDDING TALK? NO MA’AM.  I have a head cold that just won’t quit and stress and  fatigue just in general,  but what I also have is  THIS MOMENT WHEN I HID IN AN OFFICE WITH MY BRIDESMAIDS BEFORE WALKING UP THE AISLE, SIPPING TEQUILA AND SHOVING PEANUT M&Ms AND GOLDFISH CRACKERS INTO MY FACE AND I NEVER FELT SO BEAUTIFUL.

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NOW LOADING. THE WAGON.

November 3rd, 2016 by Bekah Brunstetter

Growing  increasingly excited to head up to Portland this weekend for what appears to be a BIG AND BEAUTIFUL PRODUCTION of my play, the Oregon Trail, at Portland Center Stage.

Excited for actors and moments and rose garden and brunch but mostly just for the wagon. LOOK HOW REAL THE WAGON IS.

#WAGONGOALS

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FOREVER CHANGED

November 2nd, 2016 by Bekah Brunstetter

Today, on When Humans have Too Much Time on their Hands:

I HAVE SOMEHOW MANAGED TO LIVE MY ENTIRE LIFE UP UNTIL THIS VERY DAY WITH NO KNOWLEDGE OF THIS WONDERFULLY HORRIBLE THANKSGIVING TURKEY CAKE, WHICH IS FILLED WITH CANDY CORN, AND PUKES CINNAMON APPLES.

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