Playwright Yilong Liu is a New York-based bilingual playwright and screenwriter. He grew up in China and received his MFA from University of Hawai‘i. He is a Kennedy Center Paula Vogel Playwriting Award winner and a Lambda Literary Award winner. Currently, he is under commissions from Audible's Emerging Playwrights Fund and EST/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Science & Technology Project. A proud member of Ensemble Studio Theatre's Obie Award-winning playwrights group Youngblood, a Core Writer at Playwrights Center, and a two-time resident of SPACE on Ryder Farm. His works include The Book of Mountains and Seas (Kennedy Center Paul Stephen Lim Playwriting Award, New Conservatory Theatre Center), June is The First Fall (Kumu Kahua Theatre, Yangtze Rep/New Ohio Theatre, Original Works Publishing), Joker (Po’okela Award, Kumu Kahua Theatre, FringeNYC, National Queer Theatre), and Good Enemy (Audible, Ojai Playwrights Festival). Recently, Liu received the LAMBDA Literary Award for LGBTQ Drama for The Book of Mountains and Seas, an NCTC world premiere that was forced to close after its first performance due to COVID-19 closures.