Born in 1897 in Kamenetz-Podolsk, Ukraine.
While serving in
the Russian army during World War I, K. became a prisoner of the Austro-Hungarians. While in prison
camp, K., Duna Sardiel and Mordechai Yachson set up a
Yiddish theatre that remained active for more than
for which he built a stage out of a barrack[?]. At
this theatre they performed plays by Gordin, Asch et
al. with K. playing the main women’s roles.
After the war, K.
went to France where he was employed by the Yiddish
theatre. From France he went to America where at
first he was a member of Kunst-Ring [Art Ring] of
the Yiddish Art Theatre. Maurice Schwartz
noticed his technical abilities right away
and took him on as a stage director as well as an
K. worked for many years at the Yiddish Art
Theatre in the province, coordinating mass
scenes, the extras, in
short all the technical side of the production. During the 1944-45 season,
K. worked for the Jewish Folk Theatre.
K. was married to
actress Goldie Lubritsky.
He passed away in New York on 1
M. E. and Mordechai Yachson