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
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
He also had formed the
position in the Ukraine.
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