The lineup includes three Midwest premieres, a few Cleveland premieres, and a Chekhov remix.
Wise, currently on staff at Barrington Stage Company, will join the Ohio organization in May.
Friendman will leave the Ohio company at the completion of the 2018-19 season.
The winning plays by grade school and high school students will be performed as part of the Marilyn Bianchi Festival this summer.
The Cleveland theatre’s season features six local premieres.
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The Cleveland theatre will present seven plays, including a world premiere by Greg Vovos.
The two Cleveland theatres will share facilities, resources, and artists beginning with the 2016-17 season.
The Cleveland theatre will present works by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Annie Baker, and Robert Askins.
Find out which artistic leaders are coming and going from theatres this month.