The Theo-tron is a Jerusalem-based ensemble of religious and secular theater artists working together to create an inter-cultural bridge within the divided Israeli society.
We believe our art has the ability to generate pluralistic dialogue and to expose a wide audience, regardless of sector, to the Jewish nation’s spiritual heritage, thereby creating a new Jewish language that will successfully speak to the current generation.
Theo-tron productions make the content of Jewish texts accessible to a modern audience. We conduct study sessions and use them as background research for the creation of our shows. These sessions strengthen the bond of every member of the group to his/her Jewish identity.
The collaboration of young religious and secular artists is itself an opportunity for exploration of diversity within the group at the same time helping to bring down barriers.
The group was founded following the vision of the late Rabbi Menachem Froman. Today it is accompanied by Rabbi Yossi Froman and managed by Netanela Tirosh. The ensemble has found a home in the Khan Theater of Jerusalem.
Theo-tron produces one show a year. “The Generations of Adam”, the group’s first show, has been seen by more than 8,500 viewers to date, among them 5,500 high school students. The uniqueness of the ensemble allows its work to reach a wide and varied audience – secular and religious, older viewers and high schools students, residents of settlements and residents of bigger towns.
In a discussion that takes place at the end of the show, an unmediated debate is created enabling a respectful dialogue among all those in the audience.