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
 

Avraham Wolfstat
 

 

W. was born on 20 December 1897 in Khentshin (Chęciny), Kielce kreyz, Poland.

His father was a melamed; his mother wrote songs, and through her influence, W. attended the Yiddish folkshul and later learned privately with a tutor.

They moved to Lodz, where W. became a frequent attendee of Polish and Yiddish theatre. During wartime he was a wage worker for the German powers, later becoming a Bundist communal worker and functionary for the Central [Nodl] in Poland.

In 1923 he entered into Dr. Weichert's dramatic school, later switching over to David Herman's studio, and he debuted in Peretz's "Beynakht oyfn altn mark".

In 1926-7 he acted in Riga's Yiddish theatre (Director -- Morevsky), later going to the Soviet Union, where he became familiar with the new dergreykhungen of the theatre field, and he became engaged by Lydia Potocka's itinerant troupe across Poland.

In 1928, he became the stage director of the Grodno dramatic studio "Advoy"(?), later traveling around doing recitations, and in 1929 he began a tour (with Shoshana and Kurtz) across Poland with the play "Yashivara".

W. composed several plays. Among them there were performed: "Broyt" in Riga, "Iber kbrim" in Chelm, Grodno, Lubovil, Kovel et al., and the one-acters "Hinter a farshlosener tir" and "A deytshl" in Grodno.


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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 656.
You can read Avraham's amended biography in the Lexicon's memorial volume 5.
 

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