Playwright File: Ahmed Yacoubi


The file contains extensive materials documenting Yacoubi's artistic career: programs and promotional materials for exhibits in art galleries; press; correspondence; photographs; and ephemera from his exhibit at La MaMa, such as the guestbook. There are copies of the program and promotional materials for the production of his play The Night Before Thinking at La MaMa. Among the correspondence is a signed letter from author and composer Paul Bowles to Ellen Stewart. Other correspondence, press, and legal documents deal with Yacoubi's death in 1985 and the posthumous conflicts over his estate, including paintings held by La MaMa. There are also six DVDs with material about Yacoubi produced for a La MaMa memorial event. Additional materials include documents about the death of Yacoubi's lawyer, Peter Zeiler, and three Moroccan newspapers from 2009.