Bringing The World Home To You

© 2024 WUNC North Carolina Public Radio
120 Friday Center Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
919.445.9150 | 800.962.9862
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

UNC Chapel Hill alum Bekah Brunstetter on debuting new plays at her alma mater and on Broadway

Playmakers Repertory Company

Bekah Brunstetter is a native North Carolinian and a graduate of UNC Chapel Hill who has made a name for herself in Hollywood, writing for shows like Maid on Netflix and NBC’s This is Us. Most recently, she wrote for the Broadway musical adaptation of The Notebook.

UNC Chapel Hill

She sits down with co-host Leoneda Inge to discuss the world premiere of her new play, a modern adaptation of the ancient Greek comedy Lysistrata, called The Game, at Playmakers Repertory Theater in Chapel Hill.

The Game opened earlier this month and runs through April 28.


Bekah Brunstetter, playwright

Leoneda Inge is the co-host of WUNC's "Due South." Leoneda has been a radio journalist for more than 30 years, spending most of her career at WUNC as the Race and Southern Culture reporter. Leoneda’s work includes stories of race, slavery, memory and monuments. She has won "Gracie" awards, an Alfred I. duPont Award and several awards from the Radio, Television, Digital News Association (RTDNA). In 2017, Leoneda was named "Journalist of Distinction" by the National Association of Black Journalists.
Stacia L. Brown is a writer and audio storyteller who has worked in public media since 2016, when she partnered with the Association of Independents in Radio and Baltimore's WEAA 88.9 to create The Rise of Charm City, a narrative podcast that centered community oral histories. She has worked for WAMU’s daily news radio program, 1A, as well as WUNC’s The State of Things. Stacia was a producer for WUNC's award-winning series, Great Grief with Nnenna Freelon and a co-creator of the station's first children's literacy podcast, The Story Stables. She served as a senior producer for two Ten Percent Happier podcasts, Childproof and More Than a Feeling. In early 2023, she was interim executive producer for WNYC’s The Takeaway.