Half-Empty Glasses

Dipo Baruwa-Etti

Dipo Baruwa-Etti’s inspiring new play about the pressures of being young, gifted and ready to change the world premiered at Roundabout in Kingston, in a Paines Plough and Rose Theatre production, in July 2022.

Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571380503
Date Published
04.08.2022
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Summary

I still play to their chords.
Livin’ within conventions.
Livin’ within restrictions.
Livin’ within a structure.
Lettin’ someone write my story.

Toye is preparing for his piano exam to get into a prestigious music school. He’s doing it for the contacts, the opportunity, the love of art. But when he notices the lack of Black British history in his school’s curriculum, he begins to question himself and the world around him. Toye wants to follow his dream. but he can’t let these institutions write his story. He decides to teach his classmates about Black cultural icons himself, but quickly discovers that not everyone wants Black historv to be celebrated.

Dipo Baruwa-Etti’s inspiring new play about the pressures of being young, gifted and ready to change the world premiered at Roundabout in Kingston, in a Paines Plough and Rose Theatre production, in July 2022.

DipoBaruwa-Etti

Dipo Baruwa-Etti is a playwright, poet and filmmaker. In 2020, he was shortlisted for the George Devine Award and was the Channel 4 playwright on attachment at the Almeida Theatre. Plays include The Sun, the Moon, and the Stars, shortlisted for the Alfred Fagon Award for Best New Play, An unfinished man, Half-Empty Glasses and The Clinic. For screen, he…

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