The Author Has Another Memory

Samer Abdulfttah Abdullah  |  Creative and Critical Writings  |  2018  |  Yemen
“The Author Has Another Memory” is a play which follows a playwright during his theater script writing process. The script overlaps with the playwright’s crisis, illustrated by his life crisis and the loss of a friend. The play consists of two acts; the first act presents the playwright as he sets to choose where he will begin writing the play that has been plaguing him. He calls the characters on stage to perform, and writes down the characters’ performance. His memories of his deceased friend and the life he lived start to overtake the mood of the play. In the second act, we witness an explosion of the playwright’s memory as he recalls what happened to him.