Playwright/actor Linda Griffiths (1953-2014) was the author of more than a dozen plays, including Maggie and Pierre, Chronic, Alien Creature, The Duchess: a.k.a. Wallis Simpson and Age of Arousal. She was the recipient of numerous honours, including 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 was twice nominated for the Governor General’s Award.