in Kherson, and thanks to
B.'s initiative, reorganized the theatre as a social
theatre under the name "Mendele Theatre".
Summer 1918 -- B. acted in Kiev in a operetta troupe,
giving from time to time with the assistance of Kiev's
teacher's union dramatic matinee performances.
Winter 1918 -- B. organized
in Poltava a social and later a Jewish state theatre
under the control and with the participation of the "Kultur-lige"
under the name "Mendele Theatre", where B. was the
director and chairman of the directors' collegium. Then
B. became chairman of the Poltava governmental theatre
committee, and resigning from the director's office,
remaining still as regisseur and actor. Due to political
events the theatre disbanded, and with the remainder of
the troupe, B. fled to the Crimea, where they acted for
a year, from there migrating out to Constantinople,
where B. founded with the help of Dr. Vladimir Tyomkin
and several Joint members, a "Yiddish folks theatre".
Due to crises, the theatre existed for only a year, and
after several months he wandered across Greece and
Italy, arriving with the troupe in January 1924 in
Vienna, where after playing several productions in the
Hotel Stefanie, twenty-eight of the thirty-two troupe
members became ill with typhus, and B.'s wife, Sonia,
The troupe disbanded, and B.
went to Romania, where he until 1926 was an actor,
regisseur and contractor for various troupes. 1926 -- B.
acted in Budapest and Czechoslovakia. Summer 1927 -- B.
organized in Vienna the "Yidishe kinstler-shpile', 1928
-- B. acted for a short time with Potatska and then with
a troupe across Poland.
B. wrote the following
comedies and melodramas, which were performed on the
Yiddish stage in Eastern Europe:
B. translated for Potatska;
"Der prayz fun lebn"
"Der fayer ring un blut"
B. also published several
articles about theatre in the Romanian-Yiddish press.