about


Nicholas Pilapil is a Filipino American playwright. His plays include
The Bottoming Process (world premiere with IAMA Theatre Company, Victory Gardens Ignition Festival of New Plays), if all that You take from this is courage, then I've no regrets (winner of the Samuel French Off Off Broadway Festival), and God Will Do The Rest (The Writers' Room at the Geffen Playhouse). His plays have been developed with American Stage, Artists at Play, Becky and Baldwin, Ensemble Studio Theatre/LA, Fresh Produce’d LA, Playwrights Foundation, Theatre Rhinoceros, The Fountain Theatre, The New Cosmopolitans, The Vagrancy, and The Workshop Theater.

Nicholas' collection of monologues, Other Monologues, is a winner of The Astringent Award and is published by Astringent Press. His plays are also published by Samuel French and Smith & Kraus. 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 member of Artists at Play, and is an alum of The Writers' Room at the Geffen Playhouse, IAMA Theatre Company's inaugural Under 30 Playwrights Lab, The Vagrancy Playwrights Group, Playground-LA, and artEquity.