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

All Boxes Checked

September 29th, 2019 by Bekah Brunstetter

Yesterday was this flawless man’s birthday:

And so I took him swing dancing on the Battleship USS IOWA, like you do:

What who when where WHY, you ask? Because in high school, Morrison used to go to swing dancing socials alone just to get better at the Lindy Hop. And because it just so happened that Mission 22 — a charity that raises funds to prevent Veteran Suicide — was hosting a 40’s themed dance party, 40s on the Fantail (https://www.40sonthefantail.com/) On his very Birthday, AS IF WE ALL PLANNED IT. It was completely amazing and checked all Morrison Birthday Surprise Boxes:

  • By the Ocean
  • live music
  • Swing Dancing
  • craft cider tasting
  • very sincere old people in costumes
  • no really there were adorable old women dressed like sparkly sailor children
  • and so, incredible people watching
  • SNACKS

EVERYONE SHOULD GO NEXT YEAR. LET’S MEET THERE. WE WILL BE THE COUPLE IN FULL PERIOD COSTUME HOPPING LINDY (?) / I HAVE ONE FULL YEAR TO TRAIN

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Arrival, Or

September 27th, 2019 by Bekah Brunstetter

I received a beautiful bouquet of flowers from a quite reputable film company I have never met with nor worked with, meaning I HAVE OFFICIALLY ARRIVED AT THE HOLLYWOOD PARTY, OR I HAVE A VERY WEIRD AND SELECTIVE AMNESIA, YOU DECIDE

THANK YOU PIPA, ALISSA, AND THE TEAM! I CAN’T WAIT TO MEET YOU OR SEE YOU AGAIN (?)

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Outside In

September 25th, 2019 by Bekah Brunstetter

I am a quivering ball of wrath and vulnerability these days, BUT AT LEAST THAT BALL IS DRESSING HERSELF LIKE THE INFERTILITY BARBIE THAT NO ONE BOUGHT, with carefully selected outfits to distract myself. Roll up her sleeve to find a cotton ball taped to her arm from her most recent blood draw. Check out her haunches for tiny bruises from shots! Also STOP UNDRESSING HER, YOU FREAK. Looks include:

Playwright on Opening night, with cape like coat to cover swollen haunches which sort of look like misplaced butt implants:

Emmys, or how to respond to innocent questions like how are you? without sobbing but instead shouting things like WHAT? NOTHING I’M FINE I’M WEARING A TUX IT’S FROM ZARA DO YOU NOT KNOW ABOUT ZARA? LET ME TELL YOU ALL ABOUT ZARA

And my favorite: full body soft textured Nordstrom Rack, perfect for a day trip to a mountain lake to escape one’s feelings only to find that one’s feelings are Always There

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LIFE PARTNER GOALS

September 23rd, 2019 by Bekah Brunstetter

WANTED: MAN WHO LOOKS GREAT IN TUX WHO WILL SPEND A FULL HOUR OF THE EMMYS EATING NACHOS IN THE LOBBY WITH ME AND WILL THEN CARRY MY SHOES AROUND AND NOT JUDGE ME AS I PROCEED TO WALK AROUND BAREFOOT MUMBLING ‘OW. OW. OW. OW. OW.’ FOR THE NEXT TWO HOURS

OH WAIT, NM, ALREADY FOUND

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Chemical Pregnancy

September 21st, 2019 by Bekah Brunstetter
  • a very early loss of a pregnancy, when the Embryo fails to keep growing
  • option C, when you’d convinced yourself there were only two options: A, pregnant, and B, not pregnant
  • a particularly stinging sort of bitchslap, after years of losses
  • the ceremonious lighting on fire of thousands of dollars
  • a fun thing to add to the growing list of Things you will shout at your kid one day, ie, ‘MOMMY AND DADDY ENDURED ‘INSANE THING X’ TO BRING YOU INTO THE WORLD AND WE CAN TAKE YOU OUT OF IT
  • a chance for me to post this WEIRDLY MY FAVORITE PICTURE OF MYSELF, taken before our first embryo transfer, that I was saving for a YAY OUR IVF CYCLE WORKED! post
  • A chance, once again, to share our story, normalize this shit, and perhaps provide a bit of hope, because Life goes On, because People want to Live, both Tiny Embryo People and Grown People attempting to make more Life
  • so off we stumble now towards the Next Time, a couple of Masochists, dreaming of our future, THANK YOU, WE’LL HAVE ANOTHER

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CONVOYER.

September 19th, 2019 by Bekah Brunstetter

My brother Dan is one of the most quietly brilliant, thoughtful people I know. He’s a Veteran, but he’d never tell you. You think he’s ignoring you and texting on his phone, but actually, he’s just casually and quietly launching his own business. Last year, Dan had the pleasure (PLEASURE!) of driving my Grandma and Grandpa –who has a very specific kind of Alzheimer’s in which RAGE ONLY EMERGES WHEN HE’S BEING DRIVEN BY SOMEONE ELSE — from Virginia home to Maryland. And it gave him the idea for company that provides Veterans as travel escorts for the elderly, or really anyone who needs extra assistance getting from A to B.

The company, Convoyer, is now live: http://getconvoyer.com. Their mission states: Our company provides accompanied travel and mobility services by connecting discerning clientele with experienced military professionals. Our mission is to empower individuals and families to travel and create memories with confidence.

AND SO. Do you or a loved one have an upcoming trip that’s causing any sort of Logistical Worry? HIRE A VETERAN TO ACCOMPANY YOU | GET YOU A CONVOYER.

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Very Long Game

September 17th, 2019 by Bekah Brunstetter

If you play your cards exactly and precisely right, by which I mean, with missteps and occasional mistakes, a regular human amount, you May:

  • Write a play about elephants, in which an elephant is a character
  • Patiently wait 10 years
  • Wait for someone to finally give it a big production (THANKS ROGUE MACHINE! | 9.21-10.28 | http://www.roguemachinetheatre.net)
  • SUDDENLY AND FINALLY YOU FIND YOURSELF MAKING FRIENDS WITH A BEAUTIFUL LIFE SIZED ELEPHANT PUPPET NAMED HAROLD
  • AND IT’S AS IF YOU’VE PLANNED IT (YOU DID)

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How to Actually Help

September 15th, 2019 by Bekah Brunstetter

Sometimes I feel overwhelmed by the awfulness of things and so I dig my head into the sand of my own nonsense, instead of Helping, because how can I actually Help? But then there are orgs like Miry’s List (miryslist.org) that ACTUALLY ENABLE REGULAR PEOPLE TO ACTUALLY HELP, in a real and meaningful way. Basically this incredible woman Miry met a refugee family, and started an Amazon wish List for them. Three years later, her organization has helped OVER 350 REFUGEE FAMILIES from the Middle East with clothes, goods, housing, basically anything they need. To raise money for all of these services, Miry’s hosts Supper Clubs, at which a refugee fam cooks a giant traditional meal, and other people who want to Do Something can pay to come and eat, hear about the organization, and learn the family’s story. ALL OF THIS TO SAY, Mack invited me to help out with one of these dinners last night, and I’m so glad I did.

After everyone eats (and eats, and eats), the Cook tells the diners about he and his family’s story. Last night it was Bashir, from Afghanistan, who worked with the US Army as a translator. The Taliban threatened his life, so the US gave he and his family Visas — but basically no other support. They were literally homeless when someone put him touch with Miry, who LITERALLY PUT HE AND HIS FAMILY IN A HOTEL UNTIL THEY GOT ON THEIR FEET.

What I love about this organization is that the results are so tangible, so immediate. Like for example YOU! Right NOW! Can go to miryslist.org and buy things for a family from an Amazon wishlist. RIGHT NOW!

Takeaways:

  • Spend some time in service in others
  • When Mack invites you to something, say yes
  • GO TO miryslist.org and fulfill a wish WHY ARE YOU STILL READING THIS

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Vintage Bekah

September 13th, 2019 by Bekah Brunstetter

2009

Bottled from grapes grown on the side of a dirty Williamsburg building, soaked for years in a four dollar dress from Goodwill

Notes of Bangs, Saturn Returning, Capri Cigarettes, Morning Star burgers, Gummy Bear aftertaste

Pairs well with Gladiator Sandals and Finding Yourself, BUT REALLY YOU CAN DRINK IT WITH ANYTHING, just make sure you drink it or it’ll wonder if you’re mad at it for something it said but doesn’t remember saying

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9.11.19

September 11th, 2019 by Bekah Brunstetter

A Wednesday, days left til Friday, where there will STILL be days left until the Day you Wait For; a tough day of Remembrance. I’LL JUST LEAVE THIS HERE FOR ALL OF US, WHILE WE REMEMBER AND WAIT: There is an Instagram account called Boopmynose that is literally just pictures of dogs’ and the occasionally cats’ noses that require immediate Booping:

Let’s all just follow it, like we would the social rules that bind us; THE LOVE THE ORGANIZES US.

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