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EONF Honors Carey Perloff this October, 2017!

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Published on September 11, 2017

Carey Perloff Carey Perloff, long-time artistic director of the American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) in San Francisco will be honored by the Eugene O’Neill Foundation, Tao House at a Gala celebration dinner on October 14 in Danville.     Ms. Perloff will be honored by the Foundation in two ways. She will be presented the 2017 […]


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Published on April 17, 2017

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2017 Student Days a Rousing Success

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Published on April 13, 2017

This March, the Eugene O’Neill Foundation hosted its 26th annual Spring Student Days. These free, one-day student workshops led by professional Bay Area actors, playwrights, directors, visual artists and photographers are often a next step up in a young person’s theatrical, literary or visual art career. Host-
ed by the Foundation and supported by NPS and […]


Eugene O’Neill On the Connecticut Shore – Smiling!

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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 […]


Eugene O’Neill Winters in Los Angeles before Migrating North to Tao House this Fall

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  A Noise Within Theatre Company recently invited me to present on Eugene O’Neill in conjunction with their spring production of O’Neill’s Ah, Wilderness! The trip south represented a rare opportunity of which I am sure many Southern Californians were unaware. Not only was LA getting A Noise Within’s production of Ah, Wilderness!, but in […]


Tao House Set to Host Three Artists In Residence This Year

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Three new Artists in Residence have been selected for the 2017 Travis Bogard Residence Program at Tao House, bringing with them an impressive breadth of scholarship. Their projects include the translation of a Chilean playwright’s book of aesthetic theory, a performance revealing the relationship between Eugene O’Neill and Shakespeare, and a manuscript describing the artistic […]


“Profiles in Courage: Men, Women and Mental Illness” at Playwrights’ Theater

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Theater, May 6-7 in Danville Two plays on a theme of mental illness and modern psychology mark the next Playwrights’ Theater event of the Eugene O’Neill Foundation in Danville.  The production will be presented in the Old Barn at the Eugene O’Neill National Historic Site on May 6 and May 7. The May Playwrights’ Theater […]


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 […]


Please remember us in your End-of-Year Giving

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2016 HAS BEEN A VERY PRODUCTIVE YEAR FOR THE FOUNDATION! Thanks to the generous support of our donors, we’ve been able to produce many successful events as we celebrated both the National Park Service and Eugene O’Neill Centennials, 1916-2016. Among our many activities: – Script in Hand Performances – Beyond the Horizon and Bound East […]