Edward Albee, Founder & President: Edward Albee was born on March 12, 1928, and began writing plays 30 years later. His plays include The Zoo Story (1958), The American Dream (1960), Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1961-62, Tony Award), Tiny Alice (1964), A Delicate Balance (1966, Pulitzer Prize; 1996, Tony Award), All Over (1971), Seascape (1974, Pulitzer Prize), The Lady From Dubuque (1977-78), The Man Who Had Three Arms (1981), Finding The Sun (1982), Marriage Play (1986-87), Three Tall Women (1991, Pulitzer Prize), Fragments (1993), The Play About The Baby (1997), The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? (2000, 2002 Tony Award), Occupant (2001), Peter and Jerry: Act1, Homelife; Act 2, The Zoo Story (2004), and Me, Myself and I (2007). He is a member of the Dramatists Guild Council and President of The Edward F. Albee Foundation. Mr. Albee was awarded the Gold Medal in Drama from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters in 1980, and in 1996 received the Kennedy Center Honors and the National Medal of Arts. In 2005 he was awarded the special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement.
Jakob Holder, Executive Director: Jakob Holder's award-winning plays have had productions and readings throughout the US, the UK, in Helsinki and in Rome. He has taught playwriting to children in Alaska, teenagers in Florida, and adults in Finland. A resident of New York City, he was a 2002 Dramatists Guild Fellow, a 2003 Lark Theatre Fellow, a 2006 Oriveden Opisto Resident Artist, and was resident playwright for UK-based Across the Pond Theatre Company in 2009. He is a member of The Dramatists Guild of America.
Rex Lau, Co-Caretaker of The Barn: Since the late seventies, Rex Lau has had 23 solo exhibitions. Mr. Lau’s paintings and works on paper have been widely exhibited in the United States, and have been shown in Germany, Italy, and Israel. His work has been exhibited at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, and the Museo RufinoTamayo in Mexico City. His work is in the permanent collections of seventeen significant U. S. museums, Including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, and the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. Critics who have written essays on his work include Stephen Westfall, Donald Kuspit, Amei Wallach, Phyllis Braff and Gerrit Henry. His most recent exhibition was at The Drawing Room in East Hampton, New York. Rex lives in Montauk year-round. www.rexlau.net
Diane Mayo, Co-Caretaker of The Barn: Since the early nineteen eighties Diane Mayo has had seventeen solo exhibitions. Ms Mayo’s ceramic work has been widely exhibited in the United States in recent years and was shown in Germany in 1994. The noted art critic and author Rose C. S. Slivka has written “Diane Mayo is in a class by herself as a potter, making uncanny habitats for a world of birds, beasts, fish and creatures of her imagination. Hand-rolled from slabs, they are without a doubt among the most original pottery forms we have seen anywhere.” Other critics who have written essays on her work include Phyllis Braff, Gerrit Henry and Amei Wallach. Diane lives in Montauk year-round.
Board of Directors
Edward Albee: President
Jakob Holder: Vice President / Secretary
Rex Lau: Treasurer
James Houghton: Director
William Katz: Director
Benjamin Taylor: Director
Mia Westerlund-Roosen: Director