In 2001 Marti Maraden, then Artistic Director of English Theatre at the National Arts Centre (NAC), approached a small band of theatre enthusiasts with the idea that a group of committed volunteers could make a difference to the work of the English Theatre.

Friends of English Theatre (FET) was launched and since then has become an important part of English Theatre at the NAC, supporting the department’s activities in several ways:

volunteering in various capacities, including many special events

modest fundraising in support of play development and special projects

FET also organizes:

  1. regular theatre trips beyond Ottawa to broaden and enrich theatrical experiences

    1. social events devoted to discussion around the plays presented by  English Theatre

FET Executive                                            Click here for our Archives

Chair: Mary Dawson

Secretary: Susan Strelioff

Treasurer: Maria Somjen

Membership Secretary: Manjit Chhura

Volunteer Coordinator: Vera Kadar

Internal Communications: Vera Kadar

Fundraising Coordinator: Linda Wood

Trip Coordinators: Diana Kirkwood, Fran Pearl

Liason with Senior Centres: Sylvia Gazsi Gill