Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
T. was born on 12 October
1892 in Grodno, Polish Lithuania. His father was a
construction worker. He learned in the cheder and
completed the Grodno middle school. After school he
participated in the Russian productions.
At the age of seventeen, T.
entered into the "Dramatic Union" in Kovno, which was
under L. Kadison's direction, performing in Jacob
Gordin's "Der meturef (The Worthless)". For six years T.
acted as an "amateur". In 1915 he entered into the
Vilna Troupe, with whom he acted across Poland and
later across Western Europe.
In 1924 T. came to America
with the Vilna Troupe, with which he acted until 1928.
In 1928 he participated in folksong concerts. He
arranged for the "Arbeter Ring". In 1928-9 he acted in
Philadelphia's Casino Theatre (Manager Julius Nathanson),
1929 in the Vilna Troupe, a short time in Toronto,
then in a concert tour in Texas and Toronto, then in
1931-32 in Montreal's Monument National Theatre.
Z. Reyzen -- The
History of the "Vilna Troupe", "Vilner zamel-bukh",
Vilna, 1918, pp. 165-174.
"Di vilner in lodz" (zamelbukh),
Lodz, March 1918.
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 2, page 851.
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