Written by Yilong Liu
Directed by Jeff Liu
Presented by East West Players
After losing his son in a hate crime, a California dad from China teams up with his son’s last boyfriend in New York on a mission to visit all the restaurants reviewed on his son’s Yelp page. The Book of Mountains and Seas is a comic drama about two people dealing with loss, cultural and political differences, and their unlikely friendship in a digital and global age.
About Yilong Liu
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, WildWind Performance Lab, FringeNYC, Kumu Kahua Theatre, Living Room Theatre, MOJOAA Performing Arts, and others. 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, 2nd Place), Po’okela Award for Best New Play (Joker), and an Asian Pacific American Friends of the Theatre Playwright Scholarship. He was a semi-finalist for BAPF and O’Neill, a finalist for The New Harmony Project and Lark’s Van Lier New Voices Playwriting Fellowship. Currently, he’s a resident playwright for SERIALS Writer’s Room at The Flea Theatre, and a Greenhouse Resident at SPACE on Ryder Farm. Yilong received a BA in Chinese Language and Literature from Beijing Normal University and an MFA in Playwriting from University of Hawai‘i.