Purpose of the Eugene O'Neill Society
On December 30, 1978, a group of some 30 O'Neill enthusiasts from the United States and abroad met in the New York Hilton to plan the formation of a society devoted to America's greatest playwright. On December 29, 1979, in the beautiful surroundings of Tao House, O'Neill's California home, The Eugene O'Neill Society was formally organized.
Membership is open to anyone with an interest in O'Neill as an artist, in the American theatre, and in the purpose of the Society, which is to promote and maintain worldwide study of O'Neill by:
- keeping his work alive in performances on stage, film, television, radio and recordings
- encouraging historical and critical writing, amassing historical documentation, and
- sponsoring publications devoted to O'Neill and his plays
International in scope, the Society includes members from around the world.
You are cordially invited to join the Society. As a member you will receive the Eugene O'Neill Review, which carries articles on every phase of O'Neill's life and works as well as reviews of plays and other information concerning productions of O'Neill here and abroad. Submission of items for publication is earnestly solicited.
Optional memberships are also offered in the Eugene O'Neill Foundation, Tao House, (now a National Historic Landmark) which saved Tao House and now conducts artistic and educational programming there, and in Friends of Monte Cristo Cottage, which maintains O'Neill's boyhood home in New London, Connecticut, another Historic Landmark.