On a day of political shake-ups, there also is big news in the Maine theater world today. David Greenham, producing artistic director at the Theater At Monmouth, announced that 2011 will be his final season.

Monmouth is Maine’s official Shakespearean theater.

“After 14 seasons, I’ve decided it’s time to step down,” Greenham said in a press release. “This is a planned transition, and I’m confident that (the theater) has a bright future.”

Greenham came to Monmouth in the spring of 1998 as the managing director and was promoted to producing director two years later. During his tenure, he has produced more than 100 productions, including the well-known summer season of repertory, touring productions, and several special projects. In addition, Greenham has been very active in the process to renovate and upgrade Monmouth’s historic Cumston Hall as a member of the Friends of Cumston Hall.

Greenham lives in Readfield with his wife, Jeri Pitcher, and their son Zach.

The theater has formed a search committee to oversee the transition of leadership. The job announcement and application instructions are available at www.theateratmonmouth.org