March 5, 2008
Gardner selected for Rep Stage job Rep Stage, the professional theater in residence at Howard Community College, has announced the hiring of Lee Mikeska Gardner as managing director. Gardner has been interim managing director since July. He previously held the position of grants writer and consultant from January to July last year. Before he came to the Rep Stage, Gardner spent six years as managing/producing director with the Washington Shakespeare Theatre Company, six years with Shenandoah Playwrights Retreat as associate artistic director and resident director and 12 years with the Wooly Mammoth Theatre Company as assistant to the artistic director, artistic associate, and founder and director of the Theatre School at the Wooly Mammoth.
November 19, 2000
The parking lot at Sheppard Pratt's Conference Center was full. And that was just at the 6 p.m. start time of the Baltimore Choral Arts Society's "ArtWeek 2000" Preview Party. Three hours later, when the party ended, almost three-quarters of the show's more than 125 pieces of art displayed blue dots on their labels indicating they'd been sold. "This is a 'snooze you lose' kinda deal," music director Tom Hall explained, "It's an 'attention Kmart shoppers' thing. We have the blue dot specials."
April 23, 2002
Michael Ross, who oversaw the revitalization of the highly respected Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, Conn., will be named the new managing director of Center Stage today. Ross, 42, succeeds Thomas Pechar, who resigned in November after 17 months. Pechar last week was named managing director of the Alliance Theatre Co. in Atlanta. In July 2000, Pechar had succeeded Peter Culman, the driving force for 34 years behind Center Stage's emergence as one of the country's most respected and financially successful regional theaters.
September 24, 1990
Upcoming guests and topics on "Wall $treet Week With Louis Rukeyser," produced by Maryland Public Television. It airs at 8:30 p.m. Fridays on Channels 22, 26 and 67 and is repeated Saturdays at noon on Channel 26 and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. on Channels 22 and 67.SEPT. 28: "Are Pollution Control Stocks a Waste?" -- Guest: Kenneth C. Leung, managing director, Smith Barney Harris Upham & Co. The outlook for the environment and waste management companies with a top analyst in the field.OCT. 5: "Where Does the Market Go from Here?"
October 20, 2001
Auto racing NASCAR: Named Gary Nelson managing director of competition, Kevin Triplett managing director of business operations, John Darby Winston Cup Series director, Brian DeHart Busch Grand National Series director and Joe Garone Research and Development Center director. Baseball Blue Jays: Sent P Kevin Beirne, P Matt DeWitt and IF Ryan Freel outright to Triple-A Syracuse. Mets: Named Matt Galante third base coach, Tom Robson bench coach and Mike Herbst assistant trainer. Announced John Stearns and Bobby Floyd will not return as coaches next season and have been offered other jobs within the organization.
March 16, 2000
Center Stage administrators today will announce that Thomas Pechar, a sometime sailor and erstwhile philosopher known for his fund-raising skills, will be the theater's next managing director. The selection of Pechar, now managing director of the Seattle Children's Theatre, ends a yearlong search that began when Peter Culman, who built Center Stage into one of the nation's most respected and financially stable regional theaters, announced his retirement. Pechar, 48, steps into his new job July 1. "Tom brings to the job exactly what we were looking for: He has an enormous commitment to art and to accessibility to the art," says Nancy K. Roche, who led the 15-member search committee with board president James T. Brady, former secretary of the state's Department of Business and Economic Development.