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.

O'Neill Studio Retreat

A ten-day Masterclass in Playwrighting and Acting for Teens

July 14 - 24

at Eugene O'Neill National Historic Site in Danville

Work with professionals to hone your playwriting and acting skills in the environment that inspired playwright Eugene O'Neill

Applications due by June 12

Click Here for more information and application form


BOUND EAST FOR CARDIFF
by Eugene O'Neill

A centennial staged reading of O'Neill's first play, first produced in Provincetown MA in July 1916, based on the playwright's early life as an "able-bodied seaman."

Coming July 30 - 31

In The Old Barn at Tao House

Tickets on sale online
by mid-June


Coming September/October:

17th Eugene O'Neill Festival

THE EMPEROR JONES
by Eugene O'Neill

First major American play (1920) to feature an African-American actor in a leading role

and

Seascape
by Edward Albee

Winner of the 1975 Pulitzer Prize for Drama

-in partnership with Role Players Ensemble

 

 
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CONTACT

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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.