Sad News

So sorry to hear of the death of Marti Maraden. She directed some of my favourite performances at Stratford: All’s Well That Ends Well and Much Ado About Nothing stand out in my mind. But it was her directing work for Drayton Entertainment that was so impressive. She brought a new dimension to Drayton Entertainment by creating outstanding dramatic plays for them, adding variety to their usual fare of musicals and comedies. Her outstanding shows included Tuesdays with Morrie, Death of a Salesman, The Miracle Worker, 12 Angry Men, A Few Good Men. But she also directed the hilarious comedy The Birds and The Bees for Drayton Entertainment. As well, she directed the touching and funny production of Calendar Girls for Mirvish in 2011.
I had the honour of sitting beside Ms. Maraden in early June for Stratford’s production of Casey and Diana. I was thrilled to chat with her for a few minutes. Such a talented, charming and pleasant woman. Such as loss for the theatre world.


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