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Yilong Liu is a New York-based playwright, born and raised in Chongqing, China. Currently, he is a Resident Playwright in the SERIALS Writers Room at The Flea Theatre, a Greenhouse Resident at SPACE on Ryder Farm, and a member of EST/Youngblood. Awards include Kennedy Center's Paul Stephen Lim Playwriting Award (The Book of Mountains and Seas), Paula Vogel Playwriting Award (June is The First Fall), Po’okela Award for Best New Play (Joker), and an EST/Sloan Project New Play Commission. His work has also been produced or developed at East West Players, Queens Theatre, FringeNYC, Urban Stages, New Ohio Theatre, Kumu Kahua Theatre, WildWind Performance Lab, CAATA, Union Theatre (London), and others. Yilong received a BA in Chinese Language and Literature from Beijing Normal University and an MFA in Playwriting from University of Hawai‘i. (www.YilongLiu.com)