Savage Grace


Full length play
– 2 actors, non-gender specific (may be played by 2 men, 2 women, or 1 man and 1 woman)


2022, 2005, 2003, 2002, 2001

Winner of the Rodney Seaborne Playwrights Award.

When an American HIV specialist doctor, Dr Tex Clark, visits an Australian hospital, part of his residency is spent with a bioethics Professor, Robert Bavaro. Although the two clash over ethical issues especially surrounding euthanasia, a passionate love affair based on humour and honesty develops between them. As Dr Clark moves increasingly toward the prospect of assisting the suicide of one of his terminally ill patients, the stakes escalate, threatening both their careers and shifting the moral ground under them.

A play which asks the question,Is it possible to love someone with whom you profoundly and completely disagree?

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