Sea Island Company

A private resort and real estate development company founded in 1928, Sea Island Company today owns and operates Sea Island Resorts, featuring two of the world’s most coveted destinations: The Forbes Five-Star Cloister at Sea Island and The Lodge at Sea Island Golf Club, a Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond property. Sea Island Resorts encompasses The Golf Learning Center, two championship golf courses, the Forbes Five-Star Georgian Room restaurant, Camp Cloister, the Tennis Club, Yacht Club, Shooting School and Forbes Five-Star Cloister Spa. A recent transformation of the resort has married the company’s storied history with unparalleled 21st century amenities. Sea Island has received numerous honors and accolades, including recognition on the Travel + Leisure list of the Top 100 Hotels in the World.

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The Golden Isles Arts and Humanities Association (GIAHA)

GIAHA is the coordinating arts council for Glynn County and the City of Brunswick; managers of the Ritz Theatre, downtown Brunswick’s historic theatre and arts center built in 1898; and the caretaker of the Mary Ross Waterfront Park. We are grateful for GIAHA’s support of our ambitions to promote Eugene O’Neill, and have joined them in their commitment to bring quality arts and humanities programs to the local community.

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Yale Collection of American Literature
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Eugene O'Neill Papers. Yale Collection of American Literature, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. The Eugene O'Neill Papers are the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. Patricia Willis, curator of the Yale Collection of American Literature, and the staff at the Beinecke were a tremendous support throughout the process of the library’s extensive O’Neill collection.

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Carl Van Vechten and The Van Vechten Trust

Carl Van Vechten’s photographic images are reproduced in the Archives section with the permission of the Van Vechten Trust. The images are collected and maintained in the Eugene O’Neill Papers in the Yale Collection of American Literature, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Our thanks and gratitude is owed to the Bruce Kellner, the successor trustee for the Estate of Carl Van Vechten, for granting us permission to display these historical images.

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Francis Louis Abreu Foundation

The Francis L. Abreu Charitable Trust was established under the will of May Patterson Abreu in honor of her husband, Francis, who died in 1969. May and Francis Abreu were prominent citizens in Atlanta and Sea Island, Georgia. May Abreu was Atlanta's first "Woman of the Year" in 1943, and she was celebrated for her numerous charitable deeds. She not only gave to countless individuals, but her good will extended to organizations such as the Humane Society of Atlanta and Glynn County, St. Joseph's Infirmary (now St. Joseph's Hospital) and the American Red Cross. Francis was a renowned architect who emphasized Spanish and Mediterranean influences in his architectural style. His influence can be seen in Fort Lauderdale, as well as The Cloister Hotel on Sea Island, Georgia.

The Abreu legacy continues as the F.L. Abreu Charitable Trust benefits others by providing grants to arts and cultural programs, education, health associations, human services and children and youth services in the metro Atlanta area.

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An Electronic Eugene O'Neill Archive

The most prominent on-line resource for information regarding Eugene O’Neill, and its curator, Harley J. Hammerman, M.D., are invaluable resources for the preservation of materials relating to America’s foremost dramatist. A labor of love, Hammerman’s dedication to all things O’Neill has created the most thorough electronic archive of information regarding the playwright. His personal appreciation for our pursuits to open Casa Genotta to the public is incredibly inspiring and we are forever in his debt for his initial assistance with our vision.

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The Eugene O’Neill Foundation

The Eugene O’Neill Foundation assists the National Park Service in preservation of Tao House, the Nobel wining playwright’s home in Danville, California. The foundation also features artistic and educational programs, which focus on the contribution of Eugene O’Neill to the American Theatre. In an unique public-private partnership, the federal government and the Eugene O’Neill Foundation maintain Tao House as a National Historic Site open for visitation and occasional special events celebrating the work of O’Neill.

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Linda Lindsey Designs

Linda Lindsey, a local interior designer that has worked with the Pham family for over 5 years, furnished the cottage with an understanding that the accommodations should accentuate the already unique architectural details of the property. The current furnishings represent a range of antique, modern and designer furnishings – as well as O’Neill artifacts – that provide guests with the comfort of contemporary luxury. The cottage’s fixtures that are original installments by Abreu and the O’Neills are of special importance; the family’s emphasis is to preserve, restore and only replace them when absolutely necessary. Renovations and interior designs are personally managed by Linda Lindsey to create the effect of historical authenticity and modern comfort.



Tom Ackerman

Tom has been working in art and culture for over twenty years. Most notably, he worked as a magazine art director in New York City for ten years, where he art-directed a wide range of photographers and artists. In 2002 Tom picked up the camera and realized his full obsession with photography. He has since committed himself completely to both fine art and commercial photography. A Wyoming native, Tom's artwork is heavily informed by austerity and isolation; later Tom lived in Seattle where his work gained its lushness and density. He has been shooting in New York City, Wyoming, Hawaii, Provincetown, Mass, and Georgia.

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Christopher David Ryan

Christopher David Ryan is a Brooklyn-based graphic artist, daydreamer, pseudo-scientist, wanna-be astronaut and untrained intellectual. He tends to find inspiration in pretty much anything... especially music, the universe, the human condition and natural phenomena. Chris' artistic vision was unfaltering in the creation of Casa Genotta's sophisticated and timeless online presence. He is a lifelong friend of the Pham family and we can only hope that he continues to dream.

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Black, Stephen A. Eugene O’Neill Beyond Mourning and Tragedy. New Haven: Yale University Press. 1999.

Bogard, Travis and Jackson R. Bryer Eds. Selected Letters of Eugene O’Neill. New Haven: Yale University Press. 1988

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Gelb, Arthur and Barbara. O’Neill. New York: Harper & Brothers. 1960.

Martin, Harold. This Happy Isle: The Story of Sea Island and The Cloister. Sea Island, Georgia: Sea Island Company. 1978

Nathan, George Jean. “The Recluse of Sea Island.” Redbook. New York, New York. March 1936.

Sheaffer, Louis. O’Neill: Son and Playwright. Boston: Little, Brown and Company. 1968.

O’Neill, Eugene. Complete Plays Volumes I-III. New York: The Library of America. 1988.

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