The season offers seven productions, including a musical.
The Upstate New York theatre will present new plays by Aditi Brennan Kapil, Lydia Diamond, Martyna Majok, and Mindy Kaling.
The director will make the move to Ithaca this July.
On the eve of the inauguration, hundreds of theatres across the country will unite through collective action.
The longtime leader will step down in 2017 after 20 years.
The season will begin with a newly renovated lobby at the theatre.