activity began in the troupe of Fannie
Reinhard-Brown in Boston and its environs, where he
took on the missions of an actor, prompter, wardrobe
person, role player and assistant manager.
After traveling around
for several years across the province, H. returned
to New York, where he entered (together with Nathan
and Rose Goldberg) into the Yiddish Variety theatre.
A short time later H. went over to Gabel, for whom
he came on early in plays, and acted with him with
breaks for seven seasons. then several seasons with
Goldberg at the Lennox Theatre, in Boston with
Charles Nathanson, and as the first actor and
regisseur at the Hopkinson Theatre.
One season H.
co-directed (with Menasha Skulnik and Yekhiel
Goldshmidt) in Montreal, where he also directed the
better repertoire and organized the "Hollander
troupe", with whom he acted in 1926-7 in Toronto,
Buffalo and its environs.
In 1927-8 he acted with
Glickman in Chicago, and in 1929-30 was manager and
regisseur in Boston, where he also acted in the
B. Botvinik -- Yunge
talanten oyf der idisher bine, "Forward", 11 February