In 1929 Dr. M. Weichert
(after his attempt in 1922-24) opened in Warsaw a
Yiddish dramatic teachers institute under the name "Yidishe
dramtishe studye (Yiddish Dramatic Studio)" (later "Yidishe
teater-studye (Yiddish Theatre Studio)", with the
assistance of Sh. Kazhdan, Sh. Kazhdan, Sh. Mendelson
and the manager of the "Kulture-lige (Culture League)",
Sh. Abramson. After several months of existence, the
"studio" began to receive a monthly subsidy from the "Kulture-Lige",
and from 1 January 1931 it completely went over to the
authority of the "Kulture-Lige".
Accordingly, the studio,
"conducts its studies and its work and current students
in the spirit of modern Yiddish mass culture, and in the
principles of a socialistic world conception, ... it
embraces, perhaps, the entire theoretical and practical
stage training through systemic learning of all
In August 1931 there was
published a brochure in Yiddish and Polish [40 pp.] with
Taking into consideration
the educational status of the student, there was a
program taken into the studio (in a minimal amount) of
general studies, but only those that had a direct
relevance to the theatrical establishment.
Practical theatre studies
were taught by Dr. M. Weichert. From the Yiddish theatre
world there was Avraham Morevski -- for mimicry, for
physical techniques and dance -- Leah Rotbaum, music and
singing -- Henekh Kon, Yiddish and Yiddish literature --
Dr. Yitzhak Shiper, history of Germany, France, Russia
and other theatres - Zygmunt Tonetski, general studies
and Yiddish phonetics and dialects -- Noakh Prilutski,
drawing -- Reuben Schwartz, makeup -- Grisha Rothstein,
history -- Dr. Rafael Maler, general anatomy, physiology
and hygiene -- Dr. Adam Grober, hygiene of the voice
organ -- Dr. M. Goldinberg, hygiene of the mouth -- Y.
Lifshitz, hygiene of the skin and poor living -- Dr. Y.
Milyikovsky, plastic arts -- N. Kozhen, settings and
costumes, scenic lights and stage mechanics -- W.
Weintraub, psychology -- Rose Simkhovitsh, acoustics --
Dr. Michael Weichert
-- Dray yor yidishe teater-studye, "Vokhnshrift",
Warsaw, 27, 1932.
Dr. Michael Weichert
-- Program un lektorn in der yidisher teater-studye,
"Vokhnshrift", Warsaw, 29, 1932.
Zygmunt Tonetski -- [Artikl
in "vadomoshtshi literatskye"], "Literarishe bleter",
Warsaw, 34, 1932.