In As We Forgive, Holloway explores the questions, "When is doing the wrong thing, the right thing?";; "Are there limits to even the most absolute moral laws?" and "Can evil ever be justified?".

Three characters at the edges of society try to come to terms with the events in their lives. Each has a story to tell. Each has a reason for why they behaved as they did.

As We Forgive is a searing investigation of contemporary morality in language both implacable and sparse.

  • drama
  • 75
  • 1 total
  • 1 male identifying
  • history
  • 18+
  • young adult, adult
  • Australian Script Centre


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Male | 40s | over 10 minutes
Starts on page 14

EXTRACT: Hatred is my loving father. It has picked me up when I was down and shown me how to survive my ordinary life./Perhaps you will think I should return his calls or read his letters. Perhaps you think, after all these years, I should forgive. I should see he has repented and grant him forgiveness./ But I will not./ Hatred has taught me right from wrong. Hatred for him has let me trust others. Love others. Love myself.

Adult themes


Male | 60+ | over 10 minutes
Starts on page 1

EXTRACT: You see before you a man who once committed to the act of murder. I think that is the best way to describe it. These hands have felt the exhilaration of violence. This betrayed heart has filled with the clarifying satisfaction only vengeance can bring. I should feel ashamed of this. I shouldn't sit here in front of you, raising my glass. I should be racked with guilt and self-loathing./ That is my instinct.../Well, not instinct, but.../ My conscience?

Adult themes


Male | Unspecified | 5 to 10 minutes
Starts on page 22

EXTRACT: There is something unique about our moral code, wouldn't you say? There is a... a force to it you can never quite put your finger on, except to say that when something wrong happens our connection to the world around us shatters. The door is still the door. The table is still the table, and yet...

Adult themes

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