Olga's Strike

A headstrong young Russian-Jewish woman comes to live with her sister in a cramped Bronx apartment. When her Communist ideals come into conflict with her brother-in-law’s capitalist ambitions, she decides to unionize his dress shop as the personal clashes with the political.
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Olga's Strike

Character Information

  • Olga
    21,
    Any / Jewish (but not all Jews are white)
    ,
    She/her
    Dedicated to her Communist ideals and idealistic enough to believe she can put them into practice. Headstrong. Big emotions.
  • Jennie
    30,
    Any / Jewish (but not all Jews are white)
    ,
    She/her
    Also called Henya. Loud, dramatic. Deeply invested in Alta’s business.
  • Lillian
    18,
    Any / Jewish (but not all Jews are white)
    ,
    She/her
    Sweet. Suffers from rheumatoid arthritis. More religious than the rest of the family, but not in-your-face about it.
  • Alta
    33,
    Any / Jewish (but not all Jews are white)
    ,
    he/him
    Also called Betzalel, Tzali and Charlie. Jennie’s husband. Owns the dress shop. Quiet, paternalistic. Can be condescending. But thinks he’s doing the right thing.
  • Morris
    24,
    Any / Jewish (but not all Jews are white)
    ,
    he/him
    Calm, quiet, even-headed.

Awards

Winner
,
Olga and Paul Menn Foundation Prize
,
2021