Dipo Baruwa-Etti is a playwright, filmmaker, poet and dramaturg. As writer-director, his short films include the award-winning The Last Days, a BFI Network/BBC/Tannahill Productions film starring Adjoa Andoh and Amarah-Jae St. Aubyn. He also has original projects in development with companies including Blueprint Pictures and Duck Soup Films.

As a playwright, Dipo was the 2020 Channel 4 Playwright on attachment with the Almeida Theatre and shortlisted for the George Devine Most Promising Playwright Award that same year with his play When Great Trees Fall. His other plays include The Sun, the Moon, and the Stars (Theatre Royal Stratford East) and An unfinished man (The Yard Theatre) published by Faber & Faber. Upcoming plays include The Clinic (Almeida Theatre) and Half-Empty Glasses (Paines Plough).

Artist development programmes Dipo has been on include: EIFF Talent Lab, BBC TV Drama Writers Programme, Channel 4 Screenwriting
, C4 Playwrights, BBC Drama Room, and Tamasha Playwrights

As a poet, he has been published in The Good Journal, Ink Sweat & Tears, Amaryllis, and had his work showcased nationwide as part of End Hunger UK's touring exhibition on food insecurity.


Playwright, Filmmaker, Poet