The Edward Albee Society is dedicated to preserving and expanding the legacy of the great playwright Edward Albee.
The purpose of the Society is to promote the study of the life and works of Edward Albee, and the drama and theatre for which his work was in large part the instigator and model. This purpose is to be carried out by forming an international organization, namely this Society, whose Members will join in the exploration of Edward Albee’s life and works by means of historical and critical writing, artistic performances on stage, film, television, radio and recordings, by the amassing of historical documentation, and by publications devoted to Edward Albee and his plays. The subjects of study shall include not only Edward Albee and his works, but all aspects of the American and World Theatre he has affected by his own work in theatre as a playwright, director and producer. Furthermore the Society will support efforts that affirm the notion of drama as literature, and encourage projects that support new dramatic work by new playwrights, as an extension of Edward Albee’s own Playwrights Unit, which he founded in 1963 with his producing partners Richard Barr and Clinton Wilder. The Society will produce an annual periodical (newsletter or journal) containing articles about Edward Albee’s life and work; maintain a website listing productions of Edward Albee’s plays around the country and world, as well as events of interest to Edward Albee fans; develop and distribute educational materials for teachers; and will organize panels and conferences to promote new literary and educational scholarship.
Albee Society Officers:
President & Treasurer: David Crespy
Professor of Theatre
University of Missouri
Vice President: Natka Bianchini
Assistant Professor of Theatre
Loyola University Maryland
Secretary: Ashley Gallagher
Teacher, Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School
and Theatre Studies M.A. Candidate, Montclair State University
Website Editor: Lincoln Konkle
Professor of English
The College of New Jersey
Website Technical Adviser: Alex Poulos
Editor of The Edward Albee Review: Michael Bennett
Assistant Professor of Languages and Literature
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
International Secretary: Valentine Vasak
Ph.D. Candidate, Université Paris Sorbonne
Honorary Board Members: Sheila Callaghan, Angelina Fiordellisi, John Guare, Emily Mann
The Edward F. Albee Foundation
The Edward F. Albee Foundation exists to serve writers and visual artists from all walks of life, by providing time and space in which to work without disturbance.
To learn more, please visit The Edward F. Albee Foundation website.