Sent to boarding schools
At age 12, reportedly wrote first play, a sex farce called "Aliqueen"; no copies are extant
Completed first surviving play, "Schism"; produced at Choate
After high school, worked at radio station WNYC writing continuity for programs
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"
Premiered "The Death of Bessie Smith" in Berlin; staged in NYC in 1961
Breakthrough play, the scorching look at marriage, "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolfe?"; opened on Broadway with Uta Hagen and Arthur Hill in leading roles
Stage directing debut with "The Zoo Story"
Adapted the Carson McCullers novella "The Ballad of the Sad Cafe" for the stage
"Tiny Alice" premiered in NYC to mixed reviews; starred John Geilgud and Irene Worth
Received first Pulitzer Prize for "A Delicate Balance"; 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
Received praise for drama "All Over"
Solo screenwriting credit, the film adaptation of his own play "A Delicate Balance"
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
Returned to the New York theater after a five-year absence with "The Lady From Dubuque"
Penned the stage adaptation of Vladimir Nobokov's novel "Lolita"; production starred Blanche Baker and Donald Sutherland
Had yet another unsuccessful Broadway experience with "The Man Who Had Three Arms", starring Robert Drivas
Premiered "Marriage Play" in Vienna; later produced at Houston's Alley Theater in 1992 and in NYC at the Signature Theater in 1993
"Three Tall Women", which traced events in the life of his adoptive mother, premiered in Vienna; staged in Woodstock, New York in 1992 and became an Off-Broadway hit in 1994
Had a season devoted to his works at the Signature Theater in NYC
Received third Pulitzer Prize for "Three Tall Women"
Broadway revival of "A Delicate Balance" became a hit and won a Tony
Both "A Delicate Balance" (with Maggie Smith and Eileen Atkins) and "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolfe?" (with David Suchet and Diana Rigg) produced in London
Premiere of "The Play About the Baby" in London; Albee directed staging at the Alley Theater in 2000 and Off-Broadway in 2001
Award winning play "The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?" about a man who is in love with a goat, opens on Broadway