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Eugene O'Neill Foundation

Tao House outside at night

Eugene O'Neill Foundation


East Bay


The Eugene O’Neill Foundation, Tao House, was established in 1974 for the purposes of acquiring O’Neill’s former residence in Danville, California and establishing it as a historic monument. Since then the Foundation has devoted itself to developing the site into a center that promotes the vision and legacy of America’s first great playwright, Eugene O’Neill, through numerous educational, artistic, and research programs.

Since 1999, the annual Eugene O’Neill Festival has celebrated dramatic theatre in the San Fransisco Bay Area. Similarly-themed plays from classic playwrights and O’Neill contemporaries are chosen for production at various locations in Danville with the centerpiece O’Neill show being performed at Tao House itself. In 2013, the festival grew to a month-long event which now includes a guided hikes to the Tao House property, a historic tour of Danville, special exhibits at the Museum of San Ramon Valley, seminars with dramaturgs, actors and directors, and several social events.

Additional Info

Year founded : 1974

We are able to hire from the following unions: : None at this time

Box office email :

Venue address : Tao House
Eugene O'Neill National Historic Site must be accessed through a private, gated road owned by a community of neighboring residents. In order to experience Eugene O'Neill National Historic Site, visitors need to make reservations and will be driven by a park shuttle from the Town of Danville, California. You'll receive a tour of Eugene O'Neill's 'Tao House' and have time to explore the grounds before returning to Danville on the shuttle.

Office address : PO Box 402 Danville, CA 94526-0402

Holding general auditions? : Yes

How to audition : Eugene O’Neill Foundation, Tao House (EONF), Danville, CA casts for multiple productions each year with our fall festival productions in California and Ireland at the heart of our artistic calendar. Additionally, we stage smaller projects both live and online throughout the year.
Should you have any questions, please contact Eric Fraisher Hayes at


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