Emanate Productions present:

The Arc: A Trilogy of New Jewish Plays

Tue 15 – Sat 26 Aug 23 70 minutes
Jewish Chronicle
Jewish Renaissance
A trilogy of brand new short plays by three of the UK’s leading Jewish playwrights.

The Arc is a world premiere of three brand new short plays by Ryan Craig, Amy Rosenthal and Alexis Zegerman, exploring Birth, Marriage and Death through a distinctly Jewish lens. The Arc shines a contemporary light on the cycle of Jewish life, and what it means to live as a Jew in 2023.

Emanate Productions is a theatre company that focuses on nurturing talent in emerging and established artists of Jewish heritage – platforming urgent, exciting and passionate stories with an integral Jewish soul.

Following on from their sold-out run of at Kiln Theatre in 2022, Emanate are back at Soho Theatre this summer putting contemporary Jewish stories once again on centre stage.


by Amy Rosenthal

In the aftermath of their Golden Wedding celebrations, Michael and Lynda are surprised by an uninvited guest. Will Naomi’s visit be the marzipan on the fruitcake, or is she a fruitcake; and has she arrived – once again – at the wrong time?



by Alexis Zegerman

“We deserve more in common than just being Jewish, don’t we?”

One date. Thousands of years of exile. A million possibilities.



by Ryan Craig

A humorous look at how ancient death rites can bring a family together, even after it’s been torn apart by divorce, illness, narcissism and neurosis.

Supported by Arts Council England.

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From Emanate Presents: A Night of New Jewish Writing, Kiln Theatre, August 2022

“This was the evening that Jewish theatregoers never knew they were waiting for until it happened”
Jewish Chronicle
“What Emanate Productions did was revelatory – showcasing the depth of the talent pool in all facets of theatre and challenging the community to support our own.”
Jewish Renaissance
“Dan Wolff and Sam Thorpe-Spinks’ decision to run an event like Emanate is a welcome salve.”


Caroline Gruber


Dorothea Myer-Bennett


Nigel Planer


Adrian Schiller


Sam Thorpe-Spinks


Abigail Weinstock


Dan Wolff



Amy Rosenthal, Alexis Zegerman & Ryan Craig


Kayla Feldman


Sam Thorpe Spinks

Emanate Co-Artistic Director

Dan Wolff

Emanate Co-Artistic Director

Tanya Truman

Associate Producer

Olivia Munk

Assistant Director

Verity Johnson

Set & Costume Designer

Annie May Fletcher

Sound Designer

Laurel Marks

Lighting Designer

Waverley Moran

Stage Manager