Liz Kerin and Azure Osborne-Lee each receive commissions for new works.
The outdoor theatre will include five rotating mainstage productions.
The Geers’ theatre began as sort of Left Coast artist’s colony, and even as it’s grown into a true repertory house its political roots show.
The “Izzy” award for new plays is presented to a writer in the theatre’s new-play development series.
Next season at the California outdoor Shakespeare theatre will include ‘Romeo and Juliet’ set in Jerusalem and a musical of ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin.’
The California summer theatre’s 2015 season will include “August: Osage County,” “Green Grow the Lilacs” and an “As You Like It” set in the post-Civil War South.