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Posts by Pam Patterson

Foundation Friends and Theatre Glitterati Honor ACT’s Carey Perloff

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Published on December 14, 2017

At a gala celebration dinner on October 14, the Eugene O’Neill Foundation honored Carey Perloff (below), long-time artistic director of the American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) in San Francisco, by presenting her with its most prestigious award, the 2017 Tao House Award. “For her visionary leadership of A.C.T. for twenty-five years, and for her strong encouragement […]


Foundation Board Members Present at International O’Neill Conference in Ireland

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Published on July 19, 2017

The Foundation is pleased to have had three of its own Board members carry on the tradition of O’Neill scholarship at the 10th International Eugene O’Neill Conference at the National University of Ireland, Galway, July 19-22. This year’s Conference theme, “Eugene O’Neill: Ireland, the Constant Presence” is particularly poignant. Although he never set foot on Irish soil, […]


Eugene O’Neill On the Connecticut Shore – Smiling!

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Published on April 13, 2017

Here at the Foundation we’re always delighted to host visitors who share our affinity for all things O’Neill. But we’re particularly thrilled when a visitor can add to our understanding of O’Neill’s life and times.  Such a serendipitous event occurred earlier this year when Ian Ross took a tour of Tao House with our National […]


A Playwright’s Garden

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Published on December 8, 2016

Tao House was built to be Eugene and Carlotta’s Eden. “We have a beautiful site in the hills of the San Ramon Valley with one of the most beautiful views I’ve ever seen,” wrote O’Neill in 1937. Having lived a vagabond lifestyle in hotels and rented houses around the world, O’Neill and his wife hoped […]


Eugene O’Neill Takes His Place in Poets’ Corner

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What better company could a playwright ask for than the likes of Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, Tennessee Williams and James Baldwin! In November, The Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City inducted Eugene O’Neill into Poets’ Corner, celebrating his legacy and place among the luminaries of American literature. O’Neill’s induction was held […]