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Our WINTER 2021 NEWSLETTER is here!

Read it HERE

Read past Newsletters HERE






O’neill’s “welded” coming in january, 2022

Directed by Eric Fraisher Hayes

The Eugene O’Neill Foundation, Tao House is proud to announce it will kick off 2022 with a production of O’Neill’s play Welded. Idealism, insecurities, and intrigues send the marriage of successful theatre couple Michael and Eleanor Cape spinning out of control in this rarely produced 1924 play.

At the Museum of the San Ramon Valley, 205 Railroad Ave., Danville, CA 94526Fri. Jan. 14, Sat. Jan. 15, and Sun. Jan. 16 (all performances at 7pm). 

Tickets HERE…


2021 FESTIVAL: BEYOND THE HORIZON, a tao house film

America’s first tragic play is brought to life in this filmed adaptation of Beyond the Horizon by Eugene O’Neill. The production was filmed at Tao House, the Eugene O’Neill National Historic Site, and the surrounding hills of the Las Trampas Wilderness in Northern California.

The Eugene O’Neill Festival was been a huge success this fall with a combination of live and virtual events. The festival centerpiece is this filmed production. MORE HERE…

Purchase the film HERE…

Read more about the Pulitzer-winning play in our new downloadable Engagement Guide HERE…

Hear what O’Neill scholars have to say about the play HERE…



Six 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… more here


welcome to “virtual gene”

Although we canceled live productions last year, 2020, we kept busy! 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 and more, on our YouTube channel. Scroll below for many discussions with O‘Neill scholars.


discussions with scholars

Check out what O’Neill scholars have to say HERE




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. 


Tell your “tiny horizon story”

As we begin to emerge from these historically challenging times, many of us imagine a future of new possibilities. In 100 words or less, share your story of what you long for just beyond the horizon, HERE. Be inspired by our current collection HERE.



Invest in the future of our theatre, education, and artist in residence programs. We would love your support!

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.


Interested in getting involved with the Foundation? We have many opportunities for you!



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 x6422.

To read our cancellation policies go HERE

We would love your support.

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.