The Bottoming Process

By Nicholas Pilapil

Directed by Rodney To

A World Premiere Production

Co-produced by IAMA Theatre Company & Los Angeles LGBT Center

May 13 – June 12, 2023

Renberg Theatre

The Bottoming Process is a dark comedy about two writers who meet at WeWork and fall in love — or something like it. 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 flailing through their twenties. One is White, and the other is definitely Not. As they mate, date and cohabitate, they grapple with issues of race, sex, power and the model minority myth, all to find out who’s really on top.

IAMA Theatre Company

Founded in 2007, IAMA Theatre Company is a Los Angeles-based ensemble of artists committed to the creation and cultivation of new voices and artists that challenge boundaries and take risks, while fostering an inclusive community that inspires theater-makers of future generations. Los Angeles is one of the most diverse metropolitan areas in the world and IAMA’s work reflects the new voices and changing attitudes that continue to shape this city, state, country and world. Designated by Playbill as “one of 20 regional houses every theater lover must know,” the award-winning company has seen many plays generated at IAMA travel to off-Broadway, including to Second Stage and Playwrights Horizons, then go on to be performed regionally and internationally. IAMA members have been featured in numerous critically acclaimed TV shows and films as well as in a vast array of theater and live performances on and off-Broadway and across the country. IAMA has been dedicated to developing new plays and musicals by emerging and established playwrights, culminating in over 25 world, West Coast and Los Angeles premieres.

Performance Information

1 hour 30 minutes, no intermission

Suitability Suggestions

Masks are currently required for all performances.

Creative Team

Cast: George Salazar