P. was born in 1902 in New
Her father was a small
manufacturer of shirts.
For four years she was an
orphan, and in 1909 through her mother she was brought
to her family in Kovno, Lithuania, where she learned in
the Kovno Marianski gymnasium.
She debuted with success in
the Kovno Yiddish Dramatic Society, performing in the
Kovno Dramatic Studio (with others, directed by Mukdoni),
and then in 1920, she married actor Viktor Pecker, who
was then acting in the local "Yiddish dramatic theatre
(artistic, according to L. Sokolov).
She became engaged by that
troupe as a professional actress. Later she went over to
the "Lipovski's Folk Theatre", where she was given the
role of "Rivkele" in Asch's "Got fun nekhomeh" and "Zelda"
in Hirshbein's "Shmids tekhter (The Blacksmith's
When her husband (together
with others) founded the "first Yiddish United [Fareynikte]
Dramtic Troupe", she went around with them to local
theatres and acted in the production of Leivick's
"Golem", and Moliere's "Karger".