Gregory Patterson photo by Matt Tolbert (2)More shakeup in the arts of North Texas! Only this time it’s good news.

Greg Patterson, who has served as WaterTower Theatre‘s director or marketing and new development for nine years, has been promoted to the role of the company’s managing director by the board of directors. It’s a new position at WTT; Terry Martin, who resigned last week, has been the producing artistic director, meaning he essentially handled the management and artistic sides of the Addison-based theater company. Most companies divide those responsibilities, as WTT has now done.

WaterTower is still looking for someone to replace Martin, who served for 17 years. A search committee will look for a new AD, which will include Patterson, Stan Graner, Rose Colarossi and Paul Shultz.

This is only the latest in changes in the Dallas arts scene this past year; Last year, both company manager Terry Dobson and founding producer Jac Alder of Theatre 3 died; Bruce Coleman was appointed interim artistic director. Earlier this year, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s Jaap van Zweden announced his departure from the DSO; and in the last two weeks, Martin left WTT and Michael Jenkins was fired after 20 years as president of the Dallas Summer Musicals. Max Anderson also left the directorship of the Dallas Museum of Art, and Lily Weiss recently took over as CEO of the Dallas Arts District.