Yilong is a Lambda Literary Award winning playwright based in New York. He's a 2022-2023 Lila Acheson Wallace American playwriting fellow at The Juilliard School.
Yilong grew up in China and received his MFA from University of Hawai‘i. He is a Core Writer at Playwrights’ Center and has developed work with Ojai Playwrights Conference, EST/Youngblood, Kennedy Center, Space on Ryder Farm, among others. Other awards include Kennedy Center's Paula Vogel Playwriting Award and Paul Stephen Lim Playwriting Award. Currently, he is under commissions from Audible's Emerging Playwrights Fund and EST/Sloan Project.
His works include The Book of Mountains and Seas (Lambda Literary Award for Drama), June is The First Fall (Yangtze Rep, Original Works Publishing), Joker (Po’okela Award for Best New Play, Kumu Kahua Theatre, FringeNYC, National Queer Theatre), Flood in The Valley, a Bilingual Folk Musical (Beijing Tianqiao Theatre Center, Gung Ho Project), PrEP Play, or Blue Parachute (upcoming rolling premieres), and Good Enemy (Audible, Ojai Playwrights Festival).
When he’s not writing, he’s usually cooking, people watching, or liking cat pics on Instagram.
Click here for Yilong's New Play Exchange page.