Lives in the Yiddish Theatre
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"

1931-1969
 

Lyosa Meyerson


M. was born circa 1909 in Odessa, Ukraine. He parents were the Yiddish actors Mark and Sonya Meyerson. From childhood she wandered together with her parents across various cities. He learned privately and a little in school, theatre education came from her father, and he acted in children's roles in the troupes, in which his father was regisseur. In 1922-23 he acted with his parents in Kiev's "Kunst-vinkl", where he debuted in the role of in the role of "Eynikl"in "Yehudit un alfurnus".

In 1923-24 he already had acted in roles for adults, and he used to help out his father in directing, forming music and the like.

In 1927 he toured with various itinerant collectives where he acted in responsible roles. In 1928 he entered into "Kunst-vinkl" in Dniepropetrovsk, 1929 -- in the newly created theatre of small forms "Gezkult", where he was active until 1931. At the end of 1931 he helped found in Odessa an international theatre for small forms with the All-Ukrainian [geverbishn] union of cooperatives (the theatre used to perform in Yiddish, Ukrainian and Russian), where he was active as an actor, artistic director, and there he also had directed several positions.

In 1932 he organized in Odessa a collective of small forms in Russian for the Ural region, where he acted in Sverdlovsk, where he was artistic director.

He also had formed the position in the Ukraine.


Sh. E. from Mark Leyptsiker.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2,  page 1302.
 

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