Prince Gomolvilas' plays include Big Hunk o' Burnin' Love (East West Players, Los Angeles, 1998), The Theory of Everything (Singapore Repertory Theatre, Singapore, 2000), Bee (Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, San Francisco, 2001) and the stage adaptation of the Scott Heim novel, Mysterious Skin (New Conservatory Theatre Center, San Francisco, 2003), which have been produced throughout the United States and in Singapore.
Gomolvilas received the PEN Center USA West Literary Award for Drama; Beverly Hills Theatre Guild/Julie Harris Playwright Award; International Herald Tribune/SRT Playwriting Award; East West Players' Made in America Award for Outstanding Artistic Achievement for the Asian Pacific Islander Community; grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation; and a screenwriting fellowship from the Chesterfield Writer's Film Project, a program sponsored by Paramount Pictures.
He also tours around the country with musician Brandon Patton as part of the storytelling, song-singing, bingo-playing, comic duo Jukebox Stories, and he writes the acclaimed blog, Bamboo Nation. Gomolvilas teaches playwriting at the University of Southern California in the Master of Professional Writing program and at East West Players' David Henry Hwang Writers' Institute. He received his M.F.A. in playwriting and his bachelor's degree in film from San Francisco State University. He currently lives in Los Angeles.