Bekah Brunstetter
Bekah Brunstetter (playwright) 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, 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. Most recently, the Babel Theatre Project staged Brunstetter's new play, "You May Go Now", at the 45th St. Theater, a production which called ' remarkable.' Her plays are published by Samuel French, United Stages and Smith & Krauss. She is a contributing member of Working Man's Clothes Productions, Old Vic New Voices, and a member of the Dramatist's Guild and the Playwright's Center. She is also proudly a new addition to the Ars Nova Play Group.