MCC Theater will launch its 2017 PlayLabs reading series beginning Sept. 11. The plays, which are in development, will be presented at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher St.). The playwrights featured will be 2017–2018 Tow Playwright-in-Residence Jocelyn Bioh, MCC alumna Amanda Peet, Charise Castro Smith, and MCC Youth Company alumna Lily Houghton. Further readings will be held on Sept. 25, Oct. 2, and Oct. 16; all will be at 7 p.m. Tickets are on sale for $15 and include a post-reading discussion and reception with the artists and MCC leadership. For tickets and more information, visit www.mcctheater.org.