Nicholas Pilapil is a Filipino American playwright. His plays include The Bottoming Process (Victory Gardens' Ignite Chicago Festival of New Plays, IAMA Theatre Company's Under 30 Lab Series, Theatre Rhinoceros New Play Reading Series, finalist with honorable mention at the Bay Area Playwrights Festival), if all that You take from this is courage, then I've no regrets (Samuel French Off Off Broadway Festival, IAMA Theatre Company's Pass the Mic Festival), and the musical comedy Before and After (winner of the Fountain Theatre's Rapid Development Series). His other plays have also been developed with Artists at Play, Becky and Baldwin, Fresh Produce’d LA, Playwrights Foundation, The New Cosmopolitans, and The Vagrancy.

In film, his short I Don't Love You was hailed by Philippine News as "the laugh-out-loud funny film of the evening" at the Philippine International Film Festival and called "Hilarious...laughs from beginning to end" by That's My Entertainment at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival. Nicholas is a producing member of Artists at Play, member of The Writers' Room at the Geffen Playhouse, and is an alum of the IAMA Theatre Under 30 Playwrights Lab, The Vagrancy Playwrights Group, Playground-LA, and artEquity.