Born on 26 October 1901 in Brusilov,
Kiev Gubernia, Ukraine to well-to-do merchants, who moved in 1910
over to Kiev. He learned for a short time in the art studio of
Aleksander Murashko and then came into contact with Russian and
Ukrainian theatre, where he became an understudy and at the same
time acted and directed in the school productions.
In 1916 N. debuted in the Kiev Russian
Children's Theatre under the direction of Konstantine Berezhnoy,
1917 -- he learned for a short time in the studio with the Solovtsov
Theatre and often participated in the student productions in the
Russian commercial school, For two years N. took work for the Polish
literary society circle. In 1919 N. acted in the "Russian theatre
for the Red Army", later finding himself in the Red Army, and
becoming wounded in August 1920 he entered into the Kiev dramatic
studio with the "Kulture-Lige (Culture League)", where he participated in Shteyman's "Moshiakh ben
yosef". In 1924, after the invasion of the k"l -- N. went in as an actor into "Vim't",
where he had on 17 January 1929 staged Toller's "Hoplya, mir leben!".
N. also directed in the Minsk Party and
B. Orshansky -- "Teater-shlakhtn",
1931, pp. 160, 176, 188, 195-203.