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
 

Sarah Skulnik
(Kutner)

 

Born in August 1892 in Warsaw, Poland, to Chasidic parents. She received a traditional Jewish education. At the age of ten, she performed with declamations of Peretz, Reyzen et al. and later participated in "amateur" productions, Through her sister, the actress Lucy German, she was taken into a provincial troupe. Later S. acted there in dramatic roles and later with Esther-Rukhl Kaminska in Warsaw in Gordin repertoire. In wartime, for a short time, she acted in Lodz's Skala Theatre with Julius Adler and H. Serotsky.

After the World War she arrived in America, and here she acted with her husband, Menasha Skulnik, across the province, performing from time to time in small roles in New York's Yiddish Art Theatre. 1927-8 -- acted in Brooklyn's Liberty Theatre. 1928-9 -- in New York's Folks Theatre, 1929 -- guest-starred with her husband in Argentina, 1930-31 -- acted in Brooklyn's Rolland Theatre, 1931-32 -- in German's Folk Theatre, and in 1932-33 in the Hopkinson Theatre.

S.'s sister is the actress Lucy German.

S.'s daughter acts on the Yiddish stage under the pseudonym Mona Ash.


Sh. E. from Menasha Skulnik.

 

  • Jacob Kirschenbaum -- Naye pnim'er oyf unzer bihne, "Morning Journal", N. Y., 24 February 1928.

  • Sh. R. [Rozhanski] -- Sara skulnik's debut in "ekselsior", "Di id. tsayt", Buenos Aires, 28 August 1929.

  • Jacob Botoshansky -- Sarah un menasha skulnik in "ekselsior", "Prese", Buenos Aires, 26 August 1929.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 1539.
 

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