KHALID Y. LONG, PhD is an assistant professor of theatre and coordinator of theatre studies at Columbia College Chicago, and is making his TimeLine debut with RELENTLESS. Khalid’s dramaturgical credits include NATIVE SON and MILK LIKE SUGAR (Mosaic Theatre; Washington, D.C.); SUNSET BABY (REPStage; Howard County, Md.); OCTAVIA’S BROOD (Dance Place; Washington, D.C.); MOM, HOW DID YOU MEET THE BEATLES (Forward Theatre; Madison, Wis.); INTIMATE APPAREL and TWILIGHT: LOS ANGELES (1992 University of Maryland; College Park, Md.); SPACE (Columbia College); and KILL MOVE PARADISE (REPStage, Howard County, Md.).