The lineup will feature plays by Nathan Louis Jackson and Kara Lee Corthron.
The 26th season explores a range of contemporary political and social issues.
Four new works were selected from more than 100 entries for this year’s new-play festival.
The theatre will work with students in the Tampa Bay area on its annual Shakespeare productions.
The 20th anniversary season will include three world premieres, LABFest 2017, and a short play festival.
The program will commission and develop over 25 original plays and musicals about politics.
The festival will feature readings and workshop performances of five plays.
The 12th annual event will feature three readings and two world premiere productions.
The annual award recognizes excellence in direction and choreography during the New York theatre season.
He is set to assume his post in early November.