The "Farein yidishe bine" society in Melbourne,
Australia, was founded in 1927 through Jacob Ginter and
Yeshaya Podemski (Sam Podem). The members consisted of
workers, employees and merchants.
The goal of the society is
to develop the stage talent among its members, and to
develop the tastes of the Jewish theatre public for true
The expense of the
activities were given to the creation of scenery,
costumes, props, etc.
The offered repertoire was a
mixture, beginning with Zolotarevski's "Di vayse
shklafin", Markovitsh's "A mames trern", Z. Libin's "Gebrokhene
herster", Jacob Gordin's "Shlomke Sharlatan", "Khasia di
yetoyme", "Di shekhith", "God, Man and Devil", and "Mirele
Efros", then "Fun yener velt" by Y. D. Berkovitsh, "Unzer
gloybn" by Sholem Asch, "Briliantn" by Der Tunkeler, and
"Der get", "Dos groyse gevins" and "Shver tsu zayn a yid"
by Sholem Aleichem.
The permanent, active actors
Jacob Ginter (regisseur), Yeshaya Podemski (prompter and
actor), Kh. Segal, Kh. Honig, F. Rozner, R. Rozner,
Yehudis Silman, Nina Rozenberg, Solomon Mendelson, Sam
Aluni, Feivl Yedvab, Berl Rozenberg and Seifirt. In
certain productions there also participated: Yosef Vhayt,
Leib Zhabinski, Sh. Silman, Sh. Zaks, B. Rozen and F.
Elbaum. Settins were created by Bzshatski.
The greatest percentage of
plays were performed twice.
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