Yilong is a New York-based playwright, born and raised in Chongqing, China. His work has been produced or developed at Stella Adler Studio of Acting, East West Players, Queens Theatre, SPACE on Ryder Farm, New York International Fringe Festival, NY Indie & Hawaii 1MPF, Earle Ernst Lab Theatre, Kumu Kahua Theatre, Living Room Theatre, MOJOAA Performing Arts, and others. Awards include Kennedy Center's Paul Stephen Lim Playwriting Award (Book of Mountains and Seas), Paula Vogel Playwriting Award (June is The First Fall, 2nd Place), National Partners of the American Theatre Award for Playwriting (Joker), and two Hawaii State Theatre Council Po’okela Awards for Original Script (Joker). He was the recipient of the playwriting scholarship from Asian Pacific American Friends of the Theatre, a semi-finalist for Bay Area Playwrights Festival and O'Neill Playwrights Conference, a finalist for The New Harmony Project, New York Theatre Workshop's 2050 Fellowship, and Lark’s 2018 Van Lier New Voices Playwriting Fellowship. Yilong is a proud member of East West Players’ David Henry Hwang Writer’s Institute and The Dramatist Guild of America. When he’s not writing, he’s usually netflixing, people watching, or liking cat posts on instagram.
BA: BNU. MFA: UHM.
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