Our Mission

The mission of the Eugene O'Neill Foundation, Tao House, is to celebrate and promote the vision and legacy of Eugene O'Neill, America's foremost playwright.

To achieve its mission, the foundation collaborates with the National Park Service in restoring and preserving Tao House, providing for future generations a memorial that:

  • Perpetuates the vision of Eugene O'Neill
  • Provides artistic and educational programs which focus on Eugene
    O'Neill's contribution to theatre in America and the world.
  • Maintains a research library which collects, preserves and exhibits
    books, photos and artifacts related to Eugene O'Neill and the American theatre.

Tao House is located in Danville, California, at the Eugene O’Neill National Historic Site, a National Park Service unit.


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Upcoming EVENTS

Coming in September

“The Art of Escape”
15th Annual Eugene O’Neill Festival

Eugene O’Neill’s
THE ICEMAN COMETH
at the Old Barn at Eugene O’Neill National Historic Site

and

Tennessee Williams’
CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF
at Village Theatre in downtown Danville produced by Role Players Ensemble

The Iceman Cometh and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof represent two of America's most celebrated playwrights at the height of their dramatic powers. In these two masterpieces, Eugene O'Neill and Tennessee Williams invite us into the struggle we all experience when the stories we tell ourselves are challenged. At the intersection of truth and fiction, we all struggle to determine what role illusions play in our lives.

This fall the Eugene O'Neill Festival focuses on the human yearning for escape. In addition to these powerful and poetic plays, the Festival further explores the desire for escape through an exhibition of visual art, a series of sneak peek presentations at three community libraries, a scholars panel, tours and a special showcase performance.

 
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CONTACT

taohouse@eugeneoneill.org
phone: 925.820.1818
tour info: 925.838.0249
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LIBRARY

Searchable Online
The Eugene O'Neill Foundation
maintains the largest collection
of O'Neill research materials
on the West Coast.