Nicholas Pilapil

Nicholas Pilapil

Nicholas Pilapil is a Filipino-American playwright. 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 screened at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film...
Nicholas Pilapil is a Filipino-American playwright. 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 screened at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, Philippine International Film Festival, and Outfest FUSION, among others. He is a member of the IAMA Theatre Under 30 Playwrights Lab and 2019 artEquity cohort. Nicholas is a co-host of the podcast Dealing on the Accidental Information Collective network.

Plays

  • the bottoming process
    Two writers meet at a WeWork and fall in love—or something like that. One is a famed novelist, and the other is a nobody who's mostly funny on Twitter. One is nearing middle age, and the other is still fledgling as a twentysomething. One is White, and the other is not. But as they mate and date they'll be forced to come to grips with ideas of race, sex, power, and the model minority myth, in order to...
    Two writers meet at a WeWork and fall in love—or something like that. One is a famed novelist, and the other is a nobody who's mostly funny on Twitter. One is nearing middle age, and the other is still fledgling as a twentysomething. One is White, and the other is not. But as they mate and date they'll be forced to come to grips with ideas of race, sex, power, and the model minority myth, in order to find out who's really on top.
  • 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.

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  • Unrivaled
    29 Jul. 2020
    This play is fantastic! Rosie has a deft hand at comedy and storytelling. Her dialogue is sharp and witty and lyrical and poetic. The story of this play is so rich with history yet current and relatable in the best way. She creates captivating and strong female characters that are unique, well written, and have dynamics that are very moving. Thrilled to have workshopped this play in Artists at Play's new play development readings.