photo: Marty Baratz, Menasha Skulnik and
Goldie Eisman, at the Yiddish Folks Theatre,
Manhattan, December 1936, in "Senior Hershl."
From 1928-30 he was at the Public Theatre in Manhattan, New York, where he
acted in such plays as: "A Galician Wedding," "Love and
Politics," "The Galician Rebbetzin," "Slaves of Luxury,"
and "Sonitchka." He also went on the road with "A
Galician Wedding," playing in such cities as Brooklyn,
Baltimore and Boston.
In 1929, he and Goldie Eisman
appeared in a film short, entitled, "Style and Class,"
which was directed by Sidney M. Goldin.
Marty was away from New York for
some of the 1929-1930 season, acting in "Back to his
People" at Philadelphia's Arch Street Theatre, as well
as in Willie Siegel's play, "Count Yosl," in such cities
as Providence, Boston, Pittsburgh and Chicago.
In the 1930-31 season he played in
Brooklyn's Lyric Theatre in such plays as: "The Eternal
Mother" and "The Soul of a Woman." Both plays were
written by Harry Kalmanowitz.
During the 1932-33 theatre season,
he acted with a troupe at the Arch Street Theatre in
Philadelphia. He acted with Menasha Skulnik's troupe in
such plays as: "Galician Shlemiel," "Shmerl
the Dumbbell," "Good Times," "Der rebe hot geheysn freylekh
zayn," "Yoshke Khvat," "Bar Mitzvah," "The Imported
Wife," and "Happy Days." He also went on the road in
"Galician Shlemiel" in Boston and Providence, as well as
with "Happy Days."
He continued playing at the Arch
Street Theatre during the 1933-34 season, in such plays
as: "The Polish Rabbi," "Motl Pantofl," "Three Hoboes,"
"The Eternal Bride," "A Village Wedding," "The Jewish
Heart," "The Jolly Cobblers," and "The Jewish Dream."
During the same season he played in
"The Organ Grinder," in such locations as in the Bronx
and Brooklyn, and on the road in Baltimore, Providence,
Boston and Chicago.
For the 1934-35 season, Marty (and
Goldie) was at both the Second Avenue and Hopkinson
Theatres, in Manhattan and Brooklyn, respectively. He
acted in such plays as: "The Candy Kid," "The Little
Bandit" (cf. troupe photograph on this page), "Some
Boy," "The First Night," "What Girls Do," (all with
Julius Nathanson's troupe), "Itche Mayer of Warsaw,"
"The Golden Ring," and "The Cantor's Wife."
During the 1935-36 season, Marty
played mostly at the Hopkinson Theatre in Brooklyn, New
York. He was in such plays as: "The Little Rabbi," "The
Girl of My Heart," "The Jolly Tailors," "The Life of
Fanny Dubinsky," "The Price of Sin," "God, Man and
Devil," and "Shykele Shmadnik," which also played on the
road. In the 1936-37 season, he was at
Manhattan's Yiddish Folks Theatre, in such shows as:
"Shlumiel," "Shulamis," "The Woman in Chains," "The
Rabbi's Melody," "The Galician Rabbi," and for at least
March and April of 1937 was on the road, i.e. in
theatres in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Maryland, Philadelphia,
Baltimore, and Newark, New Jersey, in "Pini from Pinchev."