Lives in the Yiddish Theatre
Volume 8

MORE SHORT BIOGRAPHIES CREATED FOR A NEW ONLINE VOLUME
OF ZALMEN ZYLBERCWEIG'S " LEXICON OF THE yIDDISH THEATRE"

 

Andrey Kashker
 

 

Andrey was born in Minsk, Belarus.

He was already appearing on television and radio programs and in television plays and theaters plays by the age of six. An alumnus of the School of Drama and Arts of Belarus, he played lead roles in the Gorky National Repertory Theatre in Minsk for eleven years. He performed in many films and garnered prestigious prizes for his acting in theatre, film, and television.

Andrey always dreamed of immigrating to Israel, and in 1992 he convinced his wife, also a successful and well-known actress, to leave a thriving career and move to Israel. In 1997, he was invited by Shmuel Atzmon to perform for Yiddishpiel, and from then on he was a regular part of the theatre ensemble and participated in all its productions including, "His Name is Binyumin", "The Wooden Saucer", "The Great Lottery", "How To Be a Jewish Mother in 10 Lessons", "Gebirtig", and many, many more. On television, he has appeared in "Hamakom (The Place)", "War Room," "Hachetzer (The Court)," and more.

On film, he played the lead role in Amos Gitai's "Kidma," which successfully represented Israel at the Cannes Festival in 2003. In addition, Andrei is a radio and television announcer, dubs films and television series on the Cartoon Network into Russian, and does simultaneous translation.
 

Sh. E. from the Yiddishpiel website.


 

 

 

 


 

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