Much of my work in recent years has had to do with Eugene O'Neill's masterpiece Long Day's Journey Into Night and the house where it was written, Tao House, in Danville, California.
Carlotta Monterey was O'Neill's wife at the time he wrote the play, and she was (in my opinion) the genius behind the house where such a play could be written. So she is a major topic for me, as well.
The book I am writing has the working title The Days and Nights of Long Day's Journey Into Night: Eugene O'Neill and Carlotta Monterey at Tao House.
I had the honor to be a Travis Bogard Artist-in-Residence there in 2018, and I have gotten to know a lot of great people associated with the house, which is a National Historic Site, maintained by the National Park Service.
The Eugene O'Neill Foundation is the organization that spearheaded the effort to preserve the house, and they run many programs on the site, including an annual Eugene O'Neill Festival. They feature performances of plays--mostly plays by O'Neill--in the old barn on the property. I have seen many of those productions, and in recent years I have enjoyed working there as dramaturg.
Below are some of the projects that have come of the Long Day's Journey fascination: