Valley Forge Military Academy
Rye County Day School
Award winning play "The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?" about a man who is in love with a goat, opens on Broadway
Premiere of "The Play About the Baby" in London; Albee directed staging at the Alley Theater in 2000 and Off-Broadway in 2001
Both "A Delicate Balance" (with Maggie Smith and Eileen Atkins) and "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" (with David Suchet and Diana Rigg) produced in London
Broadway revival of "A Delicate Balance" became a hit and won a Tony
Received his third Pulitzer Prize for "Three Tall Women"
Had a season devoted to his works at the Signature Theater in NYC
"Three Tall Women," which traced events in the life of his adoptive mother, premiered in Vienna; it was then staged in Woodstock, New York in 1992 and became an Off-Broadway hit in 1994
Premiered "Marriage Play" in Vienna, which was later produced at Houston's Alley Theater in 1992 and in NYC at the Signature Theater in 1993
Had yet another unsuccessful Broadway experience with "The Man Who Had Three Arms," starring Robert Drivas
Penned the stage adaptation of Vladimir Nobokov's novel "Lolita"; the production starred Blanche Baker and Donald Sutherland
Returned to the New York theater after a five-year absence with "The Lady From Dubuque"
Broadway directing debut with "Seascape", his Pulitzer-winning drama about a middle-aged couple who encounter a pair of lizard-like sea creatures; critics reviled the production which closed after a brief run
Solo screenwriting credit, the film adaptation of his own play "A Delicate Balance"
Received praise for the drama "All Over"
Received his first Pulitzer Prize for the play "A Delicate Balance," with characters loosely based on his parents and his maternal aunt
Film version of "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolfe?" made; directed by Mike Nichols; script adapted by Ernest Lehman; actresses Elizabeth Taylor and Sandy Dennis won Oscars for performances; Richard Burton and George Segal received Academy Award nominations
"Tiny Alice" premiered in NYC to mixed reviews; starred John Geilgud and Irene Worth
Stage directing debut with "The Zoo Story"
Adapted the Carson McCullers novella "The Ballad of the Sad Cafe" for the stage
Breakthrough play, the scorching look at marriage, "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"; opened on Broadway with Uta Hagen and Arthur Hill in leading roles
Premiered "The Death of Bessie Smith" in Berlin; staged in NYC in 1961
First produced play, "The Zoo Story"; premiered in Berlin; opened in NYC in 1960 with George Maharis and William Daniels in the cast, performed on a double bill Off-Broadway with Samuel Beckett's "Krapp's Last Tape"
After high school, worked at radio station WNYC writing continuity for programs
Completed his first surviving play, "Schism," which was produced at Choate
At age 12, reportedly wrote first play, a sex farce called "Aliqueen"; no copies are extant
Adopted by the Albee family
Sent to boarding schools
Raised in the New York City area
Born in Washington, DC, and given up for adoption by his birth mother
Received the 1996 National Medal of Arts from the National Endowment for the Arts.
On January 19, 1992, Albee was arrested on charges of "exposure of sexual organs" in Key Biscayne, Florida.
Was adopted two weeks after he was born.
Was expelled from Lawrenceville School and Valley Forge Military Academy before graduating from the Choate School in Wallingford, Connecticut. He was also subsequently expelled from Trinity College in Hartford.
Was selected by the Pulitzer Prize drama jury to win that year's prize for his play "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" in 1963, but the decision was overruled by the advisory committee, which opted not to give out the award that year at all. He would go on to win three Pulitzers over the course of his career.
Established the Edward F. Albee Foundation, Inc. in 1967, which funds the artist colony the William Flanagan Memorial Creative Persons Center (also known as "The Barn") through royalties from his play "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"