Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
S. was born in May 1897 in
Warsaw, Poland. From 1908 to 1910 he participated in the
dramatic section of the Warsaw "Hazamir" (Director--M.
Milner). Later until 1914 he performed across Russia and
Bessarabia with professional troupes from Lerman,
Shtsherbakov and Eskin.
In 1914 he immigrated to
America and founded in Pittsburgh, together with Joseph
Steinberg, the "Hebrew Dramatic Club", later the
"Literary Dramatic Society" in Philadelphia, and in 1919
co-organized the "Kunst-ring" in New York (teachers:
Niger, Koralnik, Shweid and Pirozhnikov), where he
participated in the production of Dymov's "Eybiker
vanderer" and co-acted in episodic roles in Schwartz's
production of "Shabtai zvi" and other plays of the
Yiddish Art Theatre, as also he was ... conference in
the performance of "Der krumer shpigl".
Sh. had for twenty years
worked in the Business Department of the "Forward", and
from time to time also dedicated himself to acting
during literary artistic evenings.
After settling in Los
Angeles, he cast himself into social work; he became the
chairman of the "Oyfboy? Poaeli Zion" group and often
went around when the opportunity arose for recitals and
Sh. and M. E.
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 3, page 2326.
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