Dipo Baruwa-Etti is on attachment to the Almeida Theatre for twelve months after being awarded a Channel 4 Playwrights Bursary.
Dipo is a playwright, poet, filmmaker, and former member of the Almeida's Youth Board. As a playwright, his work includes An Unfinished Man, which premieres at The Yard in August 2020 and will be published by Faber & Faber. For screen, he is developing several projects including a short film as writer-director with BBC Drama/BFI and a TV pilot with Duck Soup Films, as part of the BBC's TV Drama Writers Programme. His poetry has been published in The Good Journal, Ink Sweat & Tears, Amaryllis, Poetry Village and showcased nationwide as part of End Hunger UK's touring exhibition on food insecurity.
The winners of the Channel 4 Playwrights Bursary were chosen by a panel chaired by Richard Eyre and including Rosie Alison from Heyday Films, Sonia Friedman Productions’ literary associate Jack Bradley, The Bridge Theatre’s Will Mortimer, Film4’s senior commissioning executive Julia Oh, Dinah Wood from Faber & Faber and playwright Nicholas Wright.