Dori Appel Playwright and Poet 



Dramatic monologue. Speaking from a ward in a mental hospital, a feisty woman defends the premise that "Being crazy may be the final and perfect expression of what we've been trained for all our lives".

1 F, thirties
Running time: approximately ten minutes.

Production and Publication History:
As part of "Crazy Ladies ", produced by Red Hen Productions, Cleveland, Ohio, 2003. As part of Female Troubles, produced by international festival, Women in Theater, '86, Boston, MA, 1986. Produced by Mixed Company Theatre, Ashland, Oregon 1984, 1985, 1986; by Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, 1985, 1987; by Hampshire College, Amherst, Massachusetts, 1986. Published in "Still More Monologues for Women, by Women" (Heinemann, 2000)