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Stratford fest’s Monette retires

Director oversaw renovations of Festival, Avon Theaters

Richard Monette, artistic director of the Stratford Festival in Canada, will retire at the end of his current contract extension, which runs from last month until the end of 2007.

Monette became artistic director in 1994 and has worked at the fest for a total of 35 seasons.

During his tenure as the fest’s topper, he oversaw renovations of the Festival and Avon Theaters, and the fest received its first Tony nom, for its production of “King Lear” starring Christopher Plummer. He has also directed 27 productions for the fest.

Kelly Meighen, chair of the board’s governance committee, will head the search committee for Monette’s successor.

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