He is currently the managing director of Epic Theatre Ensemble and will start in the position on May 1.
A costume designer and two actors will receive awards and development funds.
The Minnesota company builds community around dramatists with its annual 10-day festival devoted to developing new work.
Carson Kreitzer, Andrew Rosendorf and Keliher Walsh among recipients of fellowships for emerging and Minnesota-based playwrights.
New-musical series presents works by Michael Elyanow, Harrison David Rivers and Peter Duchan.