Lives in the Yiddish Theatre
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
Dubinsky made his debut on stage in a performance of Sokratov’s pupils acting in the main role in Pushkin’s “The Avaricious Knight”. He then toured the province, but changed his mind about becoming a Russian actor because he objected to converting to Christianity.
In 1906 he went to America, entered a workshop and joined Entin’s Progressive Dramatic Club where he stayed for five years as a Yiddish beginning actor in Pshivishevski’s “ The Golden Asset”. Then he joined the Ukrainian Meadows Troupe and traveled with them all over the United States for a few years as well as participating, every now and then, in Yiddish plays.
In 1917 Dubinsky became a union member and joined Schwartz [at the Yiddish Art Theatre], where he played for three seasons, then two seasons at Edelstein’s with Michalesko and Valier again at the [Yiddish] Art Theatre, in Philadelphia with Goldenburg, and five years with Norman’s (two seasons in Brooklyn, one season in Chicago, one at the Folks Theatre [People’s Theatre] in New York, and in 1929-30 at the Rolland Theatre.
Dubinsky participated in the Hebrew production of Hirshbein’s “The Blacksmith's Daughter” in New York.
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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 1, page 547.
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