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

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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Make a Splash

September 9th, 2019 by Bekah Brunstetter

OHHHH How I love it when my LA church is just SO VERY LA, as an LA church must be, for its survival. No judgement, church, I too do things to blend in, like ‘wearing workout pants to office’ and ‘eatting lattacino kale’ and ‘paying a person named Lauren to put needles in my face.’ MOST RECENTLY:

Baptism: A purification, an sprinkling or an immersion, a sacred right of transformation, of rebirth, a dedication of one’s life to Christ; OR A CHANCE TO PUBLICLY SHRED GNAR WITH ONE’S FRIEND’S AND JUST REALLY CAL OUT BROS WITH SOME GUAC

(NOTE: I ACTUALLY TRULY LOVE THIS)

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Bekah’s Book Club

September 7th, 2019 by Bekah Brunstetter

At the urging of three separate friends, I started reading this INDEED VERY PAINFULLY BEAUTIFUL book, about the coming of age of a mysterious girl who lives in the Marsh on the North Carolina coast. It’s the kind of book that makes me all day Can’t Wait to go to bed, so I can read it. Not only is it just a great story, it checks two huge Bekah’s Book Club boxes for me, things that I always look for in literature that I might read again, recommend to friends:

1.) Incredibly detailed descriptions of how thin the main girl character is and how strong and skinny she is and how small and firm her breasts are and how ‘taut’ her skin is and how flat her stomach is and how puberty happened like an accident and now her hair is down to her butt and she could wear it like a dress around her taut skin, if she wanted

2.) EQUALLY DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS OF WHAT THE CHARACTER EATS FOR EVERY MEAL, LOTS OF REFERENCES TO CORN BREAD COOLING ON THE STOVE, FRIED CHICKEN, BLACKBERRY COBBLER WITH HARD CREAM; followed immediately by more descriptions of how taut said character still is

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Cause then I’m gonna get a Cocktail

September 5th, 2019 by Bekah Brunstetter

For the last few months, I’ve been absorbing music as either For the Oklahoma TV show, or NOT for the Oklahoma TV show, and mostly what I’m learning is that ALL MUSIC SHOULD BE WRITTEN BY JOHN PRINE, and should be exact if not near replicas of his song, When I get to Heaven: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0EiV423j0M

ie. all music should demand it be danced to, all lyrics should blend both big and small words, all songs should ask big questions in the most quotidian of ways AM I MUSIC JOURNALIST YET?

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CHEESE OF CHEESES

September 3rd, 2019 by Bekah Brunstetter

I’ve had many fine cheeses in my day. String. Grocery store. France. Off off broadway opening night party that came from someone’s backpack. But this weekend, thanks to our local cheese store, I met THE WORLD’S MOST RIDICULOUS CHEESE.

INTRODUCING….

THE INSTAGRAM WELLNESS ACCOUNT OF LADY CHEESES…..

THIS CHEESE, WHICH IS COVERED IN FLOWERS FROM THE FIELD WHERE ITS COWS GRAZED

IT LITERALLY TASTES LIKE GWYNETH PALTROW

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I’m just a Girl

September 1st, 2019 by Bekah Brunstetter

Standing in front of a boy

Who is technically her husband, at a Food Festival slash Fair

asking him to love her

and by love her I mean GENTLY DEMANDING THAT HE WIN HER A STUFFED ANIMAL AND HAND IT TO HER CEREMONIOUSLY, AS SHE ALWAYS DREAMT WOULD HAPPEN, MOSTLY IN MIDDLE SCHOOL, BUT PERHAPS THIS DREAM LINGERED WELL UNTIL HER EARLY 30’s, UNTIL SHE MET THE BOY

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