Awake by Bekah Brunstetter
The Road on Lankershim – GALLERY
5108 Lankershim Boulevard
North Hollywood, CA 91601
(Street parking or paid lot parking at 5125 Lankershim Blvd)
By Bekah Brunsetter
Directed by April Webster
WOMAN – Allison Blaize
MAN- Chad Coe
READER- Kara Hume
*Appears courtesy of Actor’s Equity Association
A woman convinces herself she can sense earthquakes before they happen. But what is she missing in the tiny parts of her own life? A one woman show, sort of, about anxiety, preparedness and love.
No reservations or advance tickets. Admission is by donation ($15 suggested).
MEET YOUR PLAYWRIGHT
BEKAH BRUNSETTER plays include The Cake (The Echo Theater, La Jolla Playhouse, Ojai Playwrights Conference, The Alley Theater, upcoming, MTC 2019), Going to a Place where you already are (South Coast Repertory), The Oregon Trail (Portland Center Stage, O’Neill Playwrights Conference; Flying V) Cutie and Bear ( Roundabout commission) A Long and Happy life (Naked Angels Commission), Be A Good Little Widow (Ars Nova, Collaboraction, The Old Globe), Oohrah! (The Atlantic Theater, Steppenwolf Garage, the Finborough Theater / London), Nothing is the end of the World (except for the end of the world) (Waterwell productions), House of Home (Williamstown Theater festival) and Miss Lilly Gets Boned (Ice Factory Festival.) She is an alumni of the CTG Writers Group, Primary Stages writes group, Ars Nova Play Group, The Playwright’s Realm, and the Women’s Project Lab. She has previously written for MTV (Underemployed), ABC Family’s Switched at Birth, and Starz’s American Gods. She is currently a Supervising Producer on NBC’s This is Us. BA UNC Chapel Hill; MFA in Dramatic Writing from the New School for Drama.
An Interview with Playwright Bekah Brunsetter
1: What is the name of your play?
2: What was your first job in the theatre?
Not sure if this counts, but I was my High School Drama Club’s ‘Historian’ which basically meant ‘Scrapbook maker.’
3: Do you ever model characters after real life people?
4: As an artist, what subjects tend to draw your interest?
My creative brain loves to play devil’s advocate. If a person is widely perceived as evil, or shallow, or just plain Wrong, my brain likes to go, what’s human and / or right about their POV? I also really love it when the surreal meets the mundane.
5: Do you have other passions aside from playwriting?
I love to bake and make elaborate meals for friends, like set the table and lay out small and large forks, etc. It’s the most productive form of procrastination.
6: Are you currently working on any new projects?
I’m currently writing a new play for Theater Breaking through Barriers. They’re a fantastic NYC based company that works with both able bodied and disabled performers.
7: Here’s a fun question! What is your favorite dessert?
Pink Lemonade Cake from Dewey’s Bakery in my hometown of Winston-Salem, NC
8: Any acknowledgements or words of encouragement?
Thanks to my husband Morrison Keddie for putting up with my constant Worry, and for making us an Earthquake plan. Also thanks to April and the actors. Words of encouragement: there will (probably) not be an Earthquake during this reading (?)
9: Describe your play in 3 words!
Earthquake Worry Plan!