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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.

Coming in September!

16th Annual Eugene O'Neill Festival

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16th Annual Eugene O'Neill Festival

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September 4 - October 4

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Experience desire through the eyes of two of America's greatest playwrights - Eugene O'Neill and Tennessee Williams - the dynamic highlights of this year's O'Neill Festival:

A Streetcar Named Desire (Tennessee Willliams) opening September 4 at the Village Theatre in Danville. Produced by Role Players Ensemble.

Desire Under the Elms (Eugene O'Neill) opening September 18 at the Old Barn at the Eugene O'Neill National Historic Site in the Danville hills. Produced by the Eugene O'Neill Foundation, Tao House.

That's just the beginning!

The Festival also includes:

  • Screening of the 1951 film of A Streetcar Named Desire starring Marlon Brando
  • A lively panel "100 Years of Desire,"
  • "Eugene O'Neill: From Provincetown to Tao House" - A talk by director Eric Fraisher Hayes
  • A Conversation with Tennessee Williams biographer John Lahr
  • and more!

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