Dori Appel Playwright and Poet 


When God Came to Babylon

When God Came to Babylon is a drama involving a critical encounter between a woman who has lost her sense of purpose, a man whose self-esteem rests entirely on the possibility of fame and glory, and three mental patients whose disappointments in life have led each to believe that he is Jesus Christ. The play deals with concepts of goodness and greatness, the nature of madness - and with important differences in the way that men and women view their purpose in the world.

Four men, one woman. Simple set.

Awards and History.

Finalist, Abington Theatre, New York, NY, New Plays Competition, 2006.
Finalist in Forest A. Roberts / Mildred & Albert Panowski Playwriting Competition, Northern Michigan University, 1992.
Actors' Theatre Reading, Talent, Oregon, 1998.
Ashland New Plays Festival Reading, Ashland, Oregon1994.
New Rave Festival Reading, Stark Raving Theatre, Portland, Oregon, 2000.
Revolution Theatre Reading, Chicago, Illinois, 2003