Nicholas Pilapil

Nicholas Pilapil

Nicholas Pilapil is a Filipino-American playwright and producer. His plays have been developed/performed with Artists at Play, Becky and Baldwin, East West Players, Fountain Theatre, Fresh Produce’d LA, Playwrights Foundation, and The Vagrancy. His musical comedy BEFORE AND AFTER was the winner of the Fountain Theatre’s Rapid Development Series. Nicholas' short films have played at the Los Angeles Asian...
Nicholas Pilapil is a Filipino-American playwright and producer. His plays have been developed/performed with Artists at Play, Becky and Baldwin, East West Players, Fountain Theatre, Fresh Produce’d LA, Playwrights Foundation, and The Vagrancy. His musical comedy BEFORE AND AFTER was the winner of the Fountain Theatre’s Rapid Development Series. Nicholas' short films have played at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, Los Angeles Philippine International Film Festival, Outfest FUSION, among others. As a producer he develops and produces new works by Asian American writers, and is a producer of Artists at Play. He is a member of the IAMA Theatre Under 30 Playwrights Lab and 2019 artEquity cohort and is the 2019-20 Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights Diversity Fellow. Nicholas is a co-founder of Becky and Baldwin and the co-host of the Dealing podcast.

Plays

  • Before and After
    Rose is the most popular girl at North Bay Hills High. She’s all that! But, don’t touch her Asian hair or you’ll live to regret it. She’s a “kung fu nazi” who puts the mean girls to shame. Judy is the new girl at school, and she's clueless! She's never had a friend, and dreams of being just like everyone else. Judy's dreams become reality when Rose lures her into the glamorous world of being a...
    Rose is the most popular girl at North Bay Hills High. She’s all that! But, don’t touch her Asian hair or you’ll live to regret it. She’s a “kung fu nazi” who puts the mean girls to shame. Judy is the new girl at school, and she's clueless! She's never had a friend, and dreams of being just like everyone else. Judy's dreams become reality when Rose lures her into the glamorous world of being a badass bitch, and in true teen movie fashion, turns her from a basketcase to a princess. But it’s not easy being popular and fabulous at North Bay Hills. And Judy's teen dream soon starts to unravel and she's forced to choose between her life...before and after.
  • Young Dumb Broke High School Kids
    Everything sucks for high school kids Bliss, Olivia, and Miles. Bliss is a dreamer but she's knocked up and knocked down, Olivia is a lover with no one to love her back, and Miles is an orphan who would kill to have a family. And together they sling back slushies, barf down chili cheese fries, and try to sort out their lives in the most dangerous ways. They're unloved and fucked up...and it's whatever.
  • Celebrity Trash
    Harlow is an “It Girl” famous for her fame. After a sex tape scandal, she tries to rehab her image, but when her father throws a lavish party in their mansion, she's tempted again by Hollywood's excess—and by one her father’s social-climbing employees. What follows is a dangerous game of seduction as the two battle each other in a struggle for power and an escape from their trapped existences. An...
    Harlow is an “It Girl” famous for her fame. After a sex tape scandal, she tries to rehab her image, but when her father throws a lavish party in their mansion, she's tempted again by Hollywood's excess—and by one her father’s social-climbing employees. What follows is a dangerous game of seduction as the two battle each other in a struggle for power and an escape from their trapped existences. An adaptation of Miss Julie, August Strindberg’s iconic play about class and sex, Celebrity Trash adds explorations of race, white male privilege, and celebrity culture to the mix by setting the action in 2007—before the social media age and just as Britney Spears had shaved her head.
  • Meow, Meow, Hiss
    Harry is a simple man. He loves his dead mom, his Jesus-loving grandma Poppy, and he just wants to find the girl of his dreams. But, when he finally falls in love, Poppy does everything to stop it. Because, no one is good enough for her grandson...especially the cat Harry's fallen in love with.