Dori Appel Playwright and Poet 


Mother, Tree, Cat

Mother, Tree, Cat is a comedy drama involving a former child prodigy, the glamorous and abrasive aunt who valued her for herself rather than her remarkable artistic ability, the aunt's life partner of forty years, and a failed rabbi now employed at a bagel factory. The play explores what it means to give up the special status attached to an unusual talent, as well as questions of family rivalries, spiritual crisis, and the position of a Lesbian partner in a large, closely knit Jewish family.

Four women, one man. Single unit set.

Awards and History.

Produced by:  SNAP! Productions, Omaha, NE as part of SNAP!fest 2001, July 12-29, 2001.
Finalist, 1999 Oregon Book Award in Drama.
Winner of the International Crossing Borders Contest, 1998.
Produced by Wharf Rat Productions, 1999.
Actors Theatre Reading, Talent, Oregon, 1998.