Yilong is a bilingual playwright whose works have been produced or developed at Earle Ernst Lab Theatre, Kumu Kahua Theatre, New York International Fringe Festival, NY Indie & Hawaii 1MPF, Stella Adler Studio of Acting, East West Players, Queens Theatre, and MOJOAA Performing Arts. Awards include Kennedy Center's Paula Vogel Playwriting Award, National Partners of the American Theatre Award for Playwriting, Asian Pacific American Friends of the Theatre Writing Scholarship, and two Hawaii State Theatre Council Po’okela Awards for Original Script. He received a BA in Chinese Classical Literature from Beijing Normal University (China) and an MFA in Playwriting from University of Hawai‘i. Yilong is a proud member of East West Players’ David Henry Hwang Writer’s Institute and The Dramatist Guild of America. Yilong was born and raised in Chongqing, China.