Imagination Compact Artists Reveal #2, Bekah Brunsetter

What is the Imagination Compact?
And how can I support it while partying with Flux?

Bekah Brunsetter
Playwright, Bottom, May 19th

Flux History: Previously dazzled Flux with her play I Used to Write on Walls

Favorite Shakespeare Play: Titus Andronicus -
I think it's like a
weird contemporary fairy tale -
of DEATH. Muahhh.
Favorite Line of Text: From Sonnet 29 I think:
...For thy sweet love remembered such wealth brings
That I scorn to change my state with kings.'
Does Shakespeare influence your writing?
When I was a really profound seventh grader,
writing really profound unrequited love poems,
I was a big fan of reading his sonnets by pen
light. I think what every writer learns from
Shakespeare is the the power of universal truth -
it's crazy how timely his plays remain to
be, because he is always so truthful.
If you could date any of the Midsummer Characters,
who would it be
and why?
Definitely Puck. He is that emo waifish hipster
every gal secretly wants to have a moment with
in some dark corner of Barcade.

Bekah Brunstetter hails from North Carolina. She received her BA in
Theater with an Honors Thesis in Fiction Writing from UNC Chapel Hill
in 2004. As of May, she proudly holds an MFA in Dramatic Writing from
The New School for Drama. Her Plays have been read and staged by The
Rattlestick Playwright’s theater, Centenary Stage, NYU’s HotINK
Festival of New Plays, Canada’s NEXTFEST, The Alliance Theater, SPF,
The Emerging Artists’ Theatre, Boston Theater Works, Working Mans
Clothes Productions, Manhattan Theatre Source, the Kennedy Center
American College Theater Festival, Old Vic New Voices, the Soho Think
tank, and in venues such as the Ohio Theater, the Atlantic, and
Galapagos Art Space. Her works have been honored by the Cherry Lane
Mentorship Program (nominee), The Jane Chambers Student Playwriting
Award, The Tennessee Williams New Orleans Literary Festival, KCACTF,
Actor’s Theater of Louisville, and the Alliance Theater. Her play To
Nineveh received Six New York Innovative Theatre Awards in September
2006, including Best New Full Length Play. Her play Sick won the 2006
Samuel French Short Play Competition. Most recently, she was honored
as a finalist for the Alliance Theater’s Kendeda graduate
playwriting award for her play Green. She was a semi-finalist for the
2007 O’Neill Playwright’s Conference, and the 2007 Princess Grace
Award. A founding member of Working Man’s Clothes Productions, she
currently serves as its Director of New Play Development. Her plays
are published by Playscripts, Inc;, Samuel French, United Stages and
Smith & Krauss. She is a contributing member of Working Man’s
Clothes Productions, Old Vic New Voices. the Dramatist’s Guild and
the Playwright’s Center. She is proudly the most recent addition to
the Ars Nova Play Group. Brunstetter is currently working on a self-
commissioned commission for Brunstetter, Inc. about Elephant
violence. For a ‘living,’ she inspects furnished apartments and
fixes temperamental microwaves. She lives in Williamsburg with her
bikes, Roberta and Tony, and her cat, the Baby Kitty.

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