Past Productions

The Eugene O’Neill Foundation, Tao House, in collaboration with the National Park Service, has produced O'Neill plays several times per year since 1997. Many performances take place in the Old Barn at Tao House, within sight of the study where O'Neill penned his most famous plays. Other performances are staged in downtown Danville, and in recent years, also in San Francisco, Boston, St. Louis, and Ireland for the O'Neill International Festival of Theatre. Scroll below for a full list of productions.

Our more recent productions are accompanied by educational videos, interviews, and engagement guides for those wishing to learn more about the plays. These resources can also be used in a classroom setting.


The Tao House Films of Welded and Beyond the Horizon can both streamed for free HERE


Warnings Before Breakfast, adapted and dir. Eric Fraisher Hayes from O'Neill's Warnings and Before Breakfast


Spring, 2023

The First Man (O'Neill), dir. Eric Fraisher Hayes 

Festival 2023

Yellow Wallpaper 2.0, 2020 (Maisel), dir. Chloe Brosnan 

"Anna Christie" (O'Neill), dir. Eric Fraisher Hayes


Welded, dir. Eric Fraisher Hayes (Jan.)

A Moon for the Misbegotten, dir. Eric Fraisher Hayes (Festival)


Beyond the Horizon, dir. Eric Fraisher Hayes

Beyond the Horizon, a Tao House Film

The Ghosts of Tao House, virtual recordings

Tiny Horizon Stories, virtual short stories


The Great God Brown (O’Neill), dir. Eric Fraisher Hayes (Jan.)

Long Day's Journey Into Night, dir. Eric Fraisher Hayes (Festival)

The Glass Menagerie, (Tennessee Williams)

Balclutha Sea Plays, Hyde Street Pier, SF.

The Second Girl, (Ronan Noone)


Days Without End, (O’Neill), dir. Eric Fraisher Hayes (Jan.)

Hughie, dir. Eric Fraisher Hayes (Festival)

Blemie (Adapted Poem, Eric Fraisher Hayes)

All My Sons, (Arthur Miller), dir. Patrick Russell (Festival)


A Touch of the Poet (O'Neill), dir. Eric Fraisher Hayes (Festival)

The Playboy of the Western World (J. M. Synge)

Shell Shock (O’Neill), dir. Chloe Bronzan and

The Rescue (Creighton Smith), dir. Eric Fraisher Hayes

Dynamo (O'Neill), dir. Eric Fraisher Hayes (Jan.)


The Emperor Jones (Festival)

Seascape (Edward Albee)

"N" (Adrienne Pender - Spring)

O’Neill: the Rhythms of His Soul (Written by Dan Cawthon. Based on The Eugene O’Neill Songbook by Travis Bogard), dir: Rachael Robinson (Jan.)


Waiting for Lefty (Clifford Odets), dir. Chad Deverman
Golden Boy (Clifford Odets), dir. Phoebe Moyer

Hughie (O'Neill), dir. Eric Fraisher Hayes (Jan.)

Desire Under the Elms, dir. Eric Fraisher Hayes

A Streetcar Named Desire (Tennessee Williams)



A View from the Bridge (Arthur Miller), dir. Joy Carlin
El Paso Blue (Octavio Solis)

The Iceman Cometh, dir. Eric Fraisher Hayes

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Tennessee Williams)


The Cherry Orchard (Anton Chekhov), dir. George Maguire
The Lady From the Sea (Henrik Ibsen), dir. Susannah Martin

"Anna Christie"

Chris Christopherson

More Stately Mansions (O’Neill), dir. Eric Fraisher Hayes


Short scenes from PlayGround, SF, dir. Josy Miller
Exorcism (O’Neill), dir. Dan Cawthon
Diff’rent (O’Neill), dir. Lois Grandi

A Moon for the Misbegotten

Ah, Wilderness!

The Straw (O’Neill), dir. Eric Fraisher Hayes

January 2011

Bound East for Cardiff (O’Neill), dir. Eric Fraisher Hayes
In the Zone (O’Neill), dir. Eric Fraisher Hayes
The Long Voyage Home (O’Neill), dir. Eric Fraisher Hayes

Spring, 2010

Desire Under the Elms (O’Neill), dir. Soren Oliver
Track of the Cat (Graeme Maley), dir. Graeme Maley
Short Scenes from PlayGround, SF, dir. Josy Miller & Eric Fraisher Hayes

January 2010

A Touch of the Poet (O’Neill), dir. Eric Frasher Hayes

Spring, 2009

Born Tired (new play) Bevin Lew, dir. Bevin Lew
The Sniper (O’Neill), dir. Eric Fraisher Hayes
The Movie Man (O’Neill), dir. Eric Fraisher Hayes
Shell Shock (O’Neill), dir. Eric Fraisher Hayes

Spring, 2008

Blood Mirage (new play) Jeremy Hargraves, dir. Michael Ward
Revelations (scenes from Anna Christie, Mourning Becomes Electra), dir. Michael Ward
Welded (O’Neill), dir. Josy Miller

Spring, 2007

This Is Not My Life (new play), Adam Sandel, dir. Michael Ward
Now I Ask You (O’Neill), dir. Daren A. Carollo

Spring, 2006

Pear Slices, (8 brief original plays) Pear Avenue Theatre, dir. Diane Tasca
The Typographer’s Dream (Bock), Encore Theatre Company, dir. Lisa Steindler

Spring, 2005

Overtures (Gerstenberg), dir. M. O’Neill
Before Breakfast (Eugene O’Neill), dir. M. O’Neill
Enemies (Boyce/Hapgood), dir. M. O’Neill
E.G.O: The Passions of Eugene Gladstone O’Neill (Morello), dir. Dan Cawthon

Spring, 2004

The Lonesome West (McDonagh), Namaste Theatre Company, dir. M. Uppendahl
Fog (O’Neill), dir. Lois Grandi
Thirst (O’Neill), dir. Lois Grandi
Recklessness (O’Neill), dir. Dan Cawthon
Suppressed Desires (Glaspell and Cook), dir. Dan Cawthon

Spring, 2003

Into the Wake of the Moon—written and performed by Kurt Gravenhorst
The Great God Brown—Oakland Public Theatre, dir. Norman Gee

Spring, 2002

Hairy Ape (O’Neill)—Marin Theatre Company, dir. Lee Sankowich
Where the Cross is Made (O’Neill) – Namaste Theatre Company, dir. Mike Uppendahl
’Ile (O’Neill) -Namaste Theatre Company, dir. Mike Uppendahl
The Rope (O’Neill) -Namaste Theatre Company, dir. Mike Uppendahl

Spring, 2001

Servitude (O’Neill), dir. Tom Ross
Abortion (O’Neill), dir. Lois Grandi
Red Carnations (Hughes), dir. Lois Grandi
Bound East for Cardiff (Eugene O’Neill), dir. Andrea Gordon
In the Zone (O’Neill), dir. Andrea Gordon

Spring, 2000

Riders to the Sea (Synge), dir. Joy Carlin
Overtures (Gerstenberg), dir. Joy Carlin
Diff’rent (O’Neill), dir. Dan Cawthon
Freedom (Reed), dir. Alan McElvey
Shell Shock (O’Neill), dir. Alan McElvey

Spring, 1999

Recklessness (O’Neill), dir. Jan Erlendson
Another Way Out (Langer), dir. Jan Erlendson
A Wife for a Life (O’Neill), dir. Nancy Carlin
Lovers—Winners (Friel), dir. Nancy Carlin
Welded (O’Neill), dir. Dan Cawthon

Spring, 1998

’Ile (O’Neill), dir. Dan Cawthon
Aria Da Capo (St. Vincent Millay), dir. Dan Cawthon
The Web (O’Neill), dir. Ed Hastings
Hello Out There (Saroyan), dir. Ed Hastings
Miss Julie (Strindberg), dir. Barbara Oliver

Spring, 1997

The Outside (Glaspell), dir. Joy Carlin
Trifles (Glaspell), dir. Joy Carlin
Fog (O’Neill), dir. Dan Cawthon
Thirst (O’Neill), dir. Dan Cawthon
The Emperor Jones (O’Neill), dir. Ed Hastings

Spring, 1996

Constancy (Neith Boyce), dir. Joy Carlin
Suppressed Desires (Glaspell and Cook), dir. Joy Carlin
Before Breakfast (O’Neill), dir. Barbara Oliver
My Heart’s in the Highlands (Saroyan), dir. Barbara Oliver
The Rope (O’Neill), dir. Ed Hastings
Where the Cross is Made (O’Neill), dir. Ed Hastings

Beyond the Horizon Film

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