SELECTED CREDITS

 

FILM

THE LAST DAYS (Short)

BFI Network/BBC/Tannahill Productions        

Writer, Director

Prod. Katie Sinclair

Official Selection:

Aesthetica Film Festival 2021

American Black Film Festival 2021

Brooklyn Film Festival 2022

Edinburgh International Film Festival 2021

Fantastic Fest 2021 - Winner: Best Film, Fantastic Shorts

FastNet Film Festival 2022

HollyShorts Film Festival 2021

London Short Film Festival 2022

Martha's Vineyard African American Film Festival 2022

Palm Springs ShortsFest 2022 - Nominee: Best Narrative Short

Pan African Film & Arts Festival 2022 - Nominee: Best Narrative Short

Rhode Island International Film Festival 2021

St Albans Film Festival 2022

Underwire Film Festival 2022

Urbanworld Film Festival 2021

 

THEATRE

THE CLINIC

Almeida Theatre

Dir. Monique Touko

HALF EMPTY GLASSES

Paines Plough, Roundabout

Dir. Kaleya Baxe

★★★★
"Capture[s] the messy complexities of activism,
social change and

personal ambition…Baruwa-Etti has the skill of making all these

perspectives equally compelling without the play ever feeling like a

contrived debate." - The Guardian

★★★★
"A clever and compassionate play… ‘Half-Empty Glasses’ doesn’t
call

for an end to activism – just for empathy in activism." - Time Out

★★★★
It's a play of ideas that are rich… Baruwa-Etti writes with fluency

and skill, constantly emphasising complexity over simplicity."

- WhatsOnStage
 

AN UNFINISHED MAN

The Yard Theatre

Dir. Taio Lawson

★★★★

“One of the most original and inventive shows I’ve seen in years –

atmospheric, beautifully acted and designed… This new piece confirms

[Baruwa-Etti] as a seriously exciting new talent.” – Evening Standard 

★★★★

“Baruwa-Etti’s play manages something seriously impressive. It's rich

in metaphors and ambiguities, while also being chest-tighteningly

specific” – Time Out

★★★★

“A bold, troubling, brilliant examination of the devastating effects

of depression” – WhatsOnStage


★★★★

“An exhilarating production. The performances are so rich, the

premise so compelling” – The Stage

★★★★★

“A perfect marriage of a considered script and creative and impactful

staging, it’s not one to miss.” – The Rendition

“Delivers originality in lashings. [Baruwa-Etti] is a real talent

and his innovation is at this play’s heart.” – The Guardian

 

THE SUN, THE MOON, AND THE STARS

Theatre Royal Stratford East

Dir. Nadia Fall

Shortlisted for Alfred Fagon Award for Best New Play

Shortlisted for Off West End Award for Most Promising Playwright

 

★★★★

“Yoruba myth, Greek tragedy, Tarantino-esque revenge fantasy

and Shakespeare swirl together in this searingly articulate cry of pain,

rage and hope… This debut play is one that stands out” – The Stage

★★★★★

“It is a challenging and staggering play,

and a story that leaves me with hope” – A Younger Theatre

 

★★★★

“This is a blinder” – The Evening Standard

 

★★★★

The Observer

 

“Unmissable... entrancing... epic" – Time Out

 

“Dynamic and gripping” – The Guardian

 

THE MADNESS (Digital Short)

The Mono Box

Dir. Roberta Zuric                   

 

A Brief History of Struggle (Digital Short)

Paines Plough

Co-written with Calle Fuhr

Dirs. Charlotte Bennett & Katie Posner

PODCAST

THEN I HEARD A BLACK MAN CRY

English Touring Theatre

Dir. Jennifer Bakst

POETRY

My Beige Scarf

Amaryllis

Seats

Ink Sweat & Tears

A Reading Negro

The Good Journal

Universal Basic Income

Poetry Society/Young Poets Network

Playwright, Filmmaker, Poet