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Dates for our summer 10-day Acting and Playwriting Workshop are July 21 – Aug 1, 2021, with a break on July 26 and 27. Application form and more info HERE.


Lazarus from Eugene O’Neill’s “Lazarus Laughed” is our 4th Ghost of Tao House.
The characters of Eugene O’Neill’s plays come to life in this series of short films celebrating the words of O’Neill, the history of Tao House, and the natural beauty of the surrounding Las Trampas Regional Wilderness Park. Eugene O’Neill and his imagination lived at Tao House from 1937-1944. O’Neill’s characters sprang from his imagination, so his characters lived with him at Tao House as well. Maybe they never left…


welcome to “virtual gene”

Although we have canceled live productions this year, we invite you to enjoy some short video clips of who we are and what we do! Click HERE for our productions of The Lost Plays. Watch our presentations of The Web,  Recklessness and Abortion on YouTube. 


discussions with scholars

Check out what O’Neill scholars have to say about the The Lost Plays, and more…


Click HERE for all our Virtual Gene video offerings

Many of our Lost Plays actors have performed at Tao House and describe it as something special. Find out HERE what makes this experience unique. 

Artistic Director Eric Fraisher Hayes gives us a look at our videotaped productions of O’Neill’s Lost PlaysThe Web, Abortion, and Recklessness


If you missed our virtual talk with Zander Brietzke, author of Magnum Opus: The Cycle Plays of Eugene O’Neill, you can watch it HERE
Alexander Brietzke, author.








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We’ve been busy! See what’s new HERE








Find out what’s going on with our partner, the Eugene O’Neill Society, HERE

Visiting the National Historic Site:

In support of the Contra Costa County Health Services requirement, limited tours at Eugene O’Neill NHS are available to the public, and the site remains accessible through the EBRPD’s Las Trampas Regional Wilderness. More information at or call (925) 288-8860.

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Your donation helps cover production costs and enables us to continue bringing performances and programs that promote the legacy and vision of America’s greatest playwright. Thank you for supporting the foundation!




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.