For those interested, Marti Maraden’s full statement: “I cannot be an Artistic Director in name only.”
And here are The Star’s Richard Ouzounian’s latest thoughts on the situation (from, er, Seoul, Korea):
[L]ooking at things from a distance, it’s not the ways the trio were different that was the problem but the ways some were too similar.Well, it’s a theory... not one I subscribe to though.
Shipley and Maraden’s formative years were both at Stratford during the 1970s and they grew up being influenced by the people and things that nurtured them then. Even though they were both to enjoy great success elsewhere, once you return home a lot of that gets forgotten in a wave of nostalgia.
Perhaps Cimolino should have realized he hadn’t picked three people different enough to make consensus a viable process, rather than a constant game of two against one.