In 1902, Perlmutter published in the
"Forward" an appeal to cultivate new young talent
for the Yiddish theatre. On his initiative was
founded the “Progresiv dramatik klub” ("Progressive
Drama Club") (see "Progressive Drama Club," 1857),
whose chairman he was for three years and attracted
members for the club from his close friends: Joel
Entin, Jacob P. Adler, Maurice Moshkovitsh, S.
Tornberg, Z. Libin and Jacob Gordin.
In addition to stories in the
“Forward”, "Di varhayt" (“The Truth”) and "Tog"
(“Day”), Perlmutter published (beginning on 13 May
1904 in Philip Krants' "Die arbeter velt" (“The
Worker’s World”) a series of articles about the
Perlmutter acted as the narrator of
his stories at concerts and literary evenings, and
he participated in productions of the “Progresiv
dramatik klab” ("Progressive Drama Club"): Sholem
Aleichem “Tsezayt un tseshprayt” (“Scattered and
Persecuted”), Z. Libin's “Dovid un zayn tokhter”
(“David and his Daughter”) and “Zalts un vaser”
(“Salt and Water”).
Perlmutter was also editor and
publisher of "Die teater velt" ("The Theater
An illustrated monthly magazine
published by R. Perlmutter and company,
From November 1908 to March 1909 in
New York there were printed five issues of the
journal, with the following authors published: Jacob
Gordin, Abraham Reyzen, Yehoash, David Pinski, Z.
Libin, V. Vladeck, M. Leontiev (L. Moseevs),
Zolotarev, William Edlin, B. Gorin, etc.
In 1911-1912, Perlmutter was chairman
of the "Music Lovers Society", which declared its
aim to be the spread of good music among the Jewish
masses. He was also the manager of "Manhattan
Symphony Orchestra” with conductor Vladimir
1917 Perlmutter was a delegate (of the National
Socialist "Ticket") to the first "American Jewish
Reuven Perlmutter – Mistakes of
writers-historians, “Forward”, N.Y., August 21,