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
 

Nosen Treystman
(Nakhemya)
 

 

T. was born in 1896 in Warsaw, Poland. His father was an employee in a crops business. Until age eight he learned in a Talmud Torah. Due to the difficult material conditions at home, every year T. came to work in a factor of [shakhtlen] for paper, Later as an errand boy and tailor in a woman's coat business. He often attended the Yiddish theatre and entered into a "children's troupe", with whom he acted in the town of Mlawa "Bn-yukhay" in Gutzkow's "Uriel Acosta", and then "Uriel". The troupe toured for only a short time, because their parents brought their children back home.

He came back to Warsaw, and T., due to the ban on Yiddish theatre, and acted with [meledeklamatses], sketches, monologues, etc. in the ostensible "dance evenings", which were in fact theatrical activities. Later he entered into  David Herman's dramatic studio, and during the German Occupation, when again it was permitted to act in Yiddish, he participated as "Professor" in the offering of Moliere's "Der reykher khatuna" (Z. and Y. Turkow, Norvid, Shidlo, Tarlo et al), soon thereafter becoming engaged to Kaminski's troupe (with the condition of changing his family name to "Treystman"). An in 1917 he traveled with the Esther Rukhl Kaminska troupe in their first great tour across Crown Poland. In 1919 T. joined Zaslavsky's troupe. Then in the theatre "Kunst-vinkl" under the providence of the "Kulture-Lige (Culture League)", 1923 in the Sholem Aleichem Theatre in Moscow under the direction of Diki (sp), and after the liquidation of the theatre, T. returned to the Kiev theatre "Kunst-vinkl", where he worked until 1929.

At the end of 1929 T. entered into the Vim"t troupe.
 

Sh. E. from Mark Leiptsiker.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 893.
 

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