about


Nicholas Pilapil is a Filipino American playwright. His plays include The Bottoming Process (world premiere May-June 2023 with IAMA Theatre Company & Los Angeles LGBT Center, 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, 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 Geffen Playhouse, Artists at Play, Becky and Baldwin, Ensemble Studio Theatre/LA, Fresh Produce’d LA, Playwrights Foundation, Theatre Rhinoceros, 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, and is an alum of The Writers' Room at the Geffen Playhouse, IAMA Theatre Company's Emerging Playwrights Lab, The Vagrancy Playwrights Group, Playground-LA, and artEquity.