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
 

Chaim Nisentsvayg
 

 

N. was born on 25 February 1895 in Stashev, Radom Gubernia, Poland, to Chasidic parents. As a child of one he settled with his family in Lodz. He began in 1910 as an "amateur" in various dramatic circles, including Zalmen Zylbercweig's groupe.

In 1916 he acted professionally in Lodz's Thalia Theatre under the direction of M. D. Vaksman, then in various provincial troupes. In 1922 he was in Lodz and the province with Shoshana and Tarlo. During the Revolution in Poland he withdrew from acting and took up commerce.

In 1926 he acted in Krakow's Yiddish dramatic theatre under the leadership of Jonas Turkow. In 1927 he joined "Vik't", and he acted in the troupe until 1930 across Poland and Rumania.

Since January 1931 until (the so-called) May (revolution in the Artists Union) 1932, he was secretary of the Yiddish Artists Union in Poland.

From 19 July 1931 until February 1933 he was administrative director for the Kaminski Theatre in Warsaw, then administrative director for Lodz's "Ararat".

N. also translated from German Heinrich Zimmerman's "Di frilings-nakht, a play in three acts", which in 1922 was performed by

Shoshana and Tarlo in Poland, and from Polish Fredro's three-act comedy "Man un veyb", as well as several dramatic stories, by Jack London, from which the one-act "Der ganef" and "Mik" was performed by "amateurs".


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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 1424.
 

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