Patricia Egan, associate managing director at Center Stage, has been named managing director of Trinity Repertory Company in Providence, R.I. She will begin her new job in August.
During the six years she has worked at Center Stage, Ms. Egan helped with the theater's strategic planning efforts, worked to acquire prestigious grants and encouraged initiatives to diversify and strengthen the theater's audience and staff. In her new position she will act as the administrative partner of Oskar Eustis, Trinity's new artistic director.
(Ms. Egan's predecessor at Center Stage, Victoria Nolan, left Baltimore for the top administrative job at Indiana Repertory Theatre.)
In addition to her work for Center Stage, Ms. Egan served on the theater review panel of the Maryland State Arts Council and on the board of the Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations.
A new summer-stock theater company, in residence at Ward Center for the Arts at St. Paul's School, will debut with a musical revue "Starting Here, Starting Now," at 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday in the Ward Center, 11152 Falls Road in Brooklandville. Directed by Paul Tines, the group will focus on musicals and musical revues. For details, call (410) 821-3047.
Maryland Romance Writers will hold a one-day conference titled "Authors' Appreciation Day" July 23 at Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Parkway in Arnold.
The program, which runs from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., will offer workshops assisting writers in such areas as developing plots for their books and designing marketing plans. Speakers include authors Rhonda Pollero (a k a Kelsey Roberts), Georgia Bockoven, Barbara Cummings and JoAnn Power. Cost for the event, which includes lunch, is $15 for members of Maryland Romance Writers and $50 for nonmembers. For details, call (410) 584-2862.
The Timonium Dinner Theatre will hold auditions for the musical "42nd Street" at 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the theater, 9603 Deereco Road. The production calls for experienced singer-dancers who can tap dance for principal and chorus roles. Directed by Nancy Tarr Hart, the production will run from Sept. 9 through Nov. 9. For details, call (410) 560-1113.
* Theatre Hopkins will hold its annual open auditions for actors at 1 p.m. Saturday and July 17 at the Merrick Barn on the Johns Hopkins Homewood campus. All actors should bring a resume and photograph as well as a prepared monologue. The theater is also looking for people interested in backstage and technical work. For further information and to schedule an audition appointment, call (410) 515-7159 between 1:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. weekdays.
* The Other Little Theatre will hold auditions for A. R. Gurney's "Love Letters" at 5 p.m. today and at 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the Annapolis Naval Station Theater, 330 Kinkaid Road in Annapolis. For details, call (410) 674-8147.
* The Matthew Players community theater is looking for a director and choreographer for its November production of "Bye Bye Birdie." For details, call (410) 435-5762.
* The Children's Chorus of Maryland, a nonprofit music education/performance organization for musically-gifted children, will hold beginner auditions for 6- to 8-year-olds July 19 and July 21 at Bryn Mawr School, Charles Street and Northern Parkway. For details and to schedule an audition call (410) 377-8618.
* Young artists are invited to enter a competition to paint, sculpt or draw the Mount Clare Museum House and grounds for a public exhibition on Aug. 13. The contest, sponsored by the Mount Clare Museum House and Carroll Park Foundation, is open to students from kindergarten through 12th grade. Deadline for entries is Aug. 7. For details and entry forms, call (410) 837-3262.