Marti Maraden breaks her silence, speaking exclusively to The Globe and Mail today about her reasons for resigning as co-artistic director of the Stratford Festival - she blames general director Antoni Cimolino for interfering in artistic matters. There has been a lot of focusing on McAnuff over the past couple of weeks, but we shouldn't forget that the idea of having three ADs was Cimolino's idea and he was ultimately responsible for making it work. He is the only one who has unquestionably failed here.
It's interesting to read in Michael Posner's article today that the arrival of a New York Times reporter in Stratford to write a piece on how well the triumvirate was working seems to have precipitated its collapse...
All right now Shipley, tell us your version of events. Methinks Cimolino doth protest too much, ie. in this letter to the Star.