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The founding of "Our Theater" (Undzer Teater), 1923

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The founding of "Our Theater" (Undzer Teater), 1923


The theater society Our Theater was founded in 1923 in New York City by such luminaries of the Yiddish theater as Peretz Hirshbein, H. Leivik, and Mendel Elkin. Their mandate was to create and sustain art theater, dramatic studios, and a peiodical, the latter of which was "Tealit," a journal that lasted from 1923 to 1924 and put out only five issues. Our Theater managed to sponsor three important liteary works of theater (1925-1926) included an ensemble production of Day and Night (discussed elsewhere in this gallery). The society and the theater both folded in 1926.


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