collective with him and the
actors Rubin, Weissman, Edelman, Sarah Fridman, Klebanov,
who toured with a literary repertoire across Kremenchug,
Romni and Homel.
In 1925 F. founded, together with other Yiddish actors,
the theatre studio "Fraykunst", under the direction of
Moscow's artistic theatre, Boris Vershilov, where he
acted. Until 1928, when he was an actor and regisseur in
the State Jewish movable (baveglekhn) theatre of
the Ukraine. 1928-30 -- leader of a drama workshop in
Kremenchug. 1930-31 -- artistic leader of a Jewish
movable theatre "Royter hamer".
In 1933, when the
Birobidzhan Jewish State Theatre was founded under the
auspices of Emanuel Kozakevitsh and regisseur Efrayim
Loyter, F. was invited as an actor and regisseur. Thanks
to his teachers in Moscow, Vershilov, Gortshakov,
Teleshov, Ezeriay Azarin-Messerer and the folk artist
Moshe Goldblatt, F. developed his directorial knowledge,
and had in the span of fifteen years was regisseur in
this theatre, the possibility of putting together and
staging an entire range of plays, such as "S'brent" by
I. L. Peretz, "Zeks balibte" by Arbuzov, "Sender Blank"
by Sholem Aleichem, "A lektsye fun lebn" by
Holovitshiner, "Mirele efros" by Jacob Gordin, "Di
geyster" by Henrik Ibsen, and, together with Y. Helfman,
"Der oyfshtand in geto" by Peretz Hirshbein.
In 1949 F. went over to
Slonim (now in White Russia), as an artistic director
of the White Russia Folks Theatre in which he staged a
series of plays from Russian and White Russian
repertoire, and for his directorial work, he became
bashonkn for the White Russian government with two
honorary awards and was given the title of "Fardinstfuler
kultur-tuer of White Russia", and also received a
In 1966 F. had, as
pensioner, settled in Yalta, Crimea. In N. Auslander's
book "Yidisher teater", a part of his theatre memoirs
F.'s wife, Sarah, has acted
on the Yiddish stage.
M. E. and Sh.
E. by Mark Leyptsiger and Feivish Arones.