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Danville’s Open Studios saw plein-air painters from the California Watercolor Association at Tao House on May 11.

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Published on May 23, 2019

Danville’s Open Studios saw plein-air painters from the California Watercolor Association at Tao House on May 11. Watercolorist Juanita Hagberg takes advantage of the views.


Announcing Travis Bogard Artists in Residence for 2019

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Published on March 31, 2019

A theatre historian and author, a playwright, and a scholar have been selected as the three Tao House Fellows for the 2019 Travis Bogard Artist in Residence Program at Tao House.   English Professor Katie N. Johnson, of Miami University, Cincinnati, Ohio, plans to complete a monograph,Racing the Great White Way: A Counter-History of Early […]


Eugene O’Neill Foundation, Tao House FAQs

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Published on March 16, 2019

About Eugene O’Neill Irish-American playwright Eugene O’Neill is the only American playwright to have been awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature and also four Pulitzer prizes. O’Neill wrote nearly 60 plays in a career spanning three decades. During his time at Tao House in Danville, California, O’Neill wrote the autobiographical plays that rank among the […]


Our Winter 2018 Newsletter is available!

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Published on February 28, 2019

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Educational opportunities for students at Tao House

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Published on February 27, 2019

Studio Retreat Ready to Celebrate 11th Anniversary with Master Classes in Drama and Playwriting   The 11th Studio Retreat is ready to roll at Danville’s Eugene O’Neill Foundation. This annual event enables high school students to hone their skills in acting and playwriting during ten days of intensive immersion in these disciplines. Sponsored by the […]


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Published on April 17, 2017

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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 […]


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 […]