The troupe consisted of
Berel Bernardi, Bennie and Joseph Shoengold and Esther
Waksman, and L. was the manager of the troupe which
acted there for a season.
Returning to New York, L.
again entered into work in a jacket shop and traveled
around with "amateurs" across the environs of New York,
where they acted every Sunday during the day, etc. Of L.
1903 -- he traveled with the same troupe for two years
across America, working often during the day in shops.
He returned to New York and joined in as a protocol
secretary, and then as a financial secretary in the
actors union Local 18 (2), which directed a struggle
against the second actors union. After amtirn for
eight years in the Union, Local 18, and directing with
productions in the province, also performing in
1908 in vaudeville, L. took over (1912-13), together
with Sam Auerbach and Morris Weissman the theatre in
Toronto, 1913-14 -- (together with Auerbach and Morris
Krohner) co-managed the Toronto theatre and
(together with Auerbach) the Lyceum Theatre in New York.
1914 -- manager (together with David Levinson and Yetta
Blank) in Toronto, but due to the outbreak of war,
transferred, after seven weeks, the productions. 1915-16
-- manager with Joseph Shoengold in Newark, afterwards
for a time an agent for Singer's new machines and for
1918-20 -- L. directed for a
short time with a troupe in Toronto, then he founded a
cooperative to built a Yiddish children's theatre,
became manager of the troupe in the newly built Standard
Theatre, but after several months, he went out and took
over once again the previous theatre with a Yiddish
variety troupe, then he directed with a "chain" three
troupes in Detroit-Buffalo-Toronto, and then three years
(together with Moshe Schorr and Misha Fiszon),
directing with the Circle Theatre in Detroit.
After leading by himself for
a year with the direction in the Majestic Theatre in
Detroit, L. succeeded, through a private person, to build
on 7 September 1927 "Littman's Peoples Theatre"
(Detroit, 12th and Seward Street), where L. in 1928-29
was (together with Sam Auerbach) director, 1929-30 --
the sole director, 1930-31 -- co-director, 1931-32 --
with Pesachke Burstein, Misha Fiszon and Benjamin
Blank, and in 1932-33 with Harry Landman.
On 2 December 1930 in L.'s
theatre, there occurred in an impressive manner the
celebration of his fiftieth birthday.
Since 1912 L. has withdrawn
from acting on the stage.
B. Brenveys [Sh.
Weinberg] -- Avraham litman, tsu zeyn fuftsig
yerigen yubileum, "Forward", Detroit, 29