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Marti Maraden

Marti Maraden (born June 22, 1945 in El Centro, California) is a Canadian actor and director. She emigrated to Canada in 1968, and became a leading actor at the Stratford Festival in the 1970s.[1]

Marti Maraden
Born (1945-06-22) June 22, 1945 (age 73)
El Centro, California, United States

She was artistic director of the National Arts Centre English Theatre in Ottawa from 1997 to 2006.[2] While in this position, and arising from her activities in that role, the National Arts Centre co-founded the Magnetic North Theatre Festival.[3][4]

In 2006 Maraden was appointed to succeed Richard Monette as an artistic director of the Stratford Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford, Ontario. Unlike previous artistic directors at Stratford, Maraden was a member of a three-person artistic team, which included co-directors Des McAnuff and Don Shipley until creative differences forced the three to end their working relationship.[5]

Directed the play Rexy at Neptune Theatre 2015.


  1. ^ Canadian Theatre Encyclopedia
  2. ^ National Arts Centre - Centre national des Arts Archived 2007-08-18 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Magnetic North Theatre Festival". Canadian Theatre Encyclopedia. Retrieved 2011-06-29.
  4. ^ Jennings, Sarah (2009). Art and Politics: The History of the National Arts Centre. Toronto: Dundurn Press. pp. 327–330. ISBN 978-1-55002-886-7.
  5. ^ "New Artistic Team at the Stratford Festival of Canada" (PDF). Stratford Festival. June 26, 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 4, 2008.

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