UNT. GREG OWEN PROJECT
// BY EVAN PLACEY
The true story of Greg Owen, an unemployed, homeless, former sex worker who, in only one year, almost single-handedly reduced HIV diagnoses in England by a third. In an extraordinary David vs. Goliath story, Greg set out to provide PrEP (the drugs that prevent HIV infection) to anyone who needed it, in the face of NHS officials who were determined to not issue it on prescription.
Adapted from Patrick Strudwick's Buzzfeed article “Meet the Man Who Stopped Thousands of People Becoming HIV-Positive”.
Evan Placey is a British-Canadian screenwriter and playwright living in London. His work has previously tackled big social problems & ideas in plays such as Consensual (Soho Theatre/Ambassadors Theatre, West End), Pronoun (National Theatre), and Girls Like That (Birmingham Rep/Yorkshire Playhouse). He is currently writing a new play for the National Theatre, Paper Dragons.