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Interview with Eric Fraisher Hayes, Artistic Director, EONF


Published on September 14, 2018


The Story of Eugene O’Neill’s HUGHIE


Published on August 22, 2018

  Eugene O’Neill moved into Tao House with visions of creating a grand cycle of plays telling the story of America entitled A Tale of Possessors Self-Dispossessed. But the enormous scope of the project and increasing health concerns stymied the endeavor. Of the cycle, only the play A Touch of the Poet and several drafts […]

Eugene O’Neill Foundation Presents an Exciting West Coast Premiere


Published on May 9, 2018

“I WILL SPEAK FOR MYSELF” Written and Directed by Valerie Joyce Performed by Kimberly S. Fairbanks At the Eugene O’Neill National Historic Site, Tao House, July 7 and 8 2018   Eugene O’Neill Foundation Presents an Exciting West Coast Premiere   This one-woman play gives stirring voice to 16 silenced African-American women from the colonial period […]

One Festival, Two Countries


Published on March 18, 2018

The Eugene O’Neill Foundation, Tao House, and the O’Neill Ancestral Trust of Ireland are partnering to produce “One Festival, Two Countries,” the Eugene O’Neill Festival in Danville in September and the Eugene O’Neill International Festival of Theatre in New Ross, Ireland, in October. One Festival, Two Countries embodies a civic as well as a cultural […]

Announcing 2018 Fellows, Travis Bogard Artist in Residence Program


Published on March 12, 2018

    Eugene O’Neill Foundation Announces 2018 Fellows, Travis Bogard Artist in Residence Program at Tao House   A book called The Days and Night of Long Day’s Journey Into Night, a chapter of a book on stage designers at the Provincetown Playhouse, and a play about slavery are the projects of the three Tao […]

‘One Festival, Two Countries’ Off to a Promising Start


Published on December 14, 2017

Great progress is being made on two of the Foundation’s priority projects: First, “One Festival, Two Countries,” the Foundation’s partnership with the Eugene O’Neill Ancestral Trust of Ireland for Eugene O’Neill festivals in Danville and New Ross, Ireland, in fall 2018; and second, the official Friendship City relationship between Danville and New Ross.   The […]

Foundation Friends and Theatre Glitterati Honor ACT’s Carey Perloff


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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 […]

Our 2017 Winter Newsletter is here!


Published on December 11, 2017

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EONF Honors Carey Perloff this October, 2017


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 […]

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


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, […]