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Sheer Nerve

Seven Plays

by Linda Griffiths

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Sheer Nerve presents Linda Griffiths's early plays: from Maggie & Pierre, the phenomenal examination of politics and celebrity that launched her career; through the riveting spiritual odyssey of Jessica, written in collaboration with Aboriginal author and activist Maria Campbell; and the honest courage of The Darling Family's journey through the minefield of unplanned pregnancy; to her popular hit The Duchess, and the "scandalous" ambition of American divorcée Wallis Simpson—Griffiths gives us theatre of a new order, with rigorous self-reflection and characters who defy notoriety. A challenge to mediocrity, Griffiths's plays are inspiring, gutsy, and passionate, placing her in the highest dramatic traditions of our time. Also includes O.D. on Paradise, Brother Andre's Heart, and A Game of Inches.

About the Author

Linda Griffiths

Playwright/actor Linda Griffiths is the winner of five Dora Mavor Moore Awards, a Gemini award, two Chalmers awards, the Quizanne International Festival Award and Los Angeles's A.G.A. Award for her title performance in the John Sayles film Lianna . She's been nominated twice for the Governor General's Award. Her twelve plays include Chronic, Alien Creature, The Duchess: a.k.a Wallis Simpson and Maggie & Pierre . She is the co-author (with Maria Campbell) of The Book of Jessica .
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Linda Griffiths is an actress, producer, and writer. Griffiths is a founding member of 25th Street Theatre in Saskatoon. Griffiths's first major success came when she and Paul Thompson collaborated to write Maggie and Pierre, a one-person, three-character play that bases its narrative structure on events in Pierre and Margaret Trudeau's life together. Griffiths has also written O.D. in Paradise, Jessica (with Maria Campbell, The Darling Family, Brother André's Heart, and The Duchess. Between 1986 and 1988, Griffiths was co-artistic director of Theatre Passe Muraille, along with Layne Coleman and Clarke Rogers. Griffiths has received many awards for her contributions to the theatre world. She has won five Dora Mavor Moore awards, including wins for Maggie and Pierre, O.D. in Paradise, Jessica ), and Alien Creature; a Gemini award; two Chalmers Canadian Play Awards for Jessica and Alien Creature; and a Quizanne International Festival award for Jessica . She has twice been nominated for the Governor General's Literary Award. In addition to her plays, Griffiths writes fiction and poetry.

Awards
  • Winner, Chalmers New Play Award
  • Winner, Dora Mavor Moore Award - Best New Play
  • Winner, Quizanne International Theatre Award
  • Winner, Chalmers New Play Award
  • Winner, Dora Mavor Moore Award - Best New Play
  • Winner, Dora Mavor Moore Award - Best New Play
  • Winner, Dora Mavor Moore Award - Best New Play

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