Strawberries at the Datcha
Yelena’s family immigrates from Belarus to a Russian-Jewish neighborhood in NYC. A play about assimilation and the things we gain and lose when leaving home.
CITY: New York
"I have to admit to being a bit of a fan-boy for this play. It makes me smile and cry every time I read it. These characters are so real, and their longing—romantic longing, Jewish longing, childhood longing—is so palpable, that the bigger ideas about immigration and loss and faith slide in like silk. This impressive work for any writer, especially an emerging talent like Gena."
- David Winitsky
2020 MCC Youth Company’s FreshPlay Festival
National Jewish Playwriting Contest
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