“I Dream the Woman Electric,” a New Play: In His Last Moments of Life, Great Scientist Nikola Tesla Allows Himself a Dream of Love

I Dream the Woman Electric
by Jock Doubleday
April 29, 2020

Greetings.

I lived in the Balkans for three years working on various projects, including the writing of a new full-length theatrical drama about Nikola Telsa, I Dream the Woman Electric.

Sample poster images: English, Serbian, and Croatian

The play has been translated into Serbian, Croatian, Ukrainian, and, as of August 2018, into Russian.

Serbian language translator Bojana Miljković created a translation of the play on February 15, 2016.
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Croatian language translator Ante Zvonimir Eškinja (right, with the author) created a translation of the play on October 15, 2016.
Russian language translator Yuliia Kyrylenko created a translation of the play on August 1, 2018.
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In 2019, a musical version of the play, including 11 songs, was completed.

Song List

“I Dream the Woman Electric: The Musical”

stage play and songs by
Jock Doubleday
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Act I

Harmony” (Young Nikola)
The Great Event of Love” (Bri)
Your Hands” (Bri and Nikola)
The Tempest” (Mother)
The Truth” (Nikola)

Act II

The Past Is Gone” (Ana)
Who Am I?” (Nikola)
Do You Like Cats?” (Simone Simon and Bri)
I Want to Patent You” (Thomas Edison and Elsie Ferguson)
Divide by Three” (Reinhard Gehlen and Otto Skorzeny)
Electric Is the Kiss” (Ana, Young Nikola, Bri, Nikola, Otto Skorzeny, Reinhard Gehlen, Thomas Edison, Mother, Simone Simon, and Elsie Ferguson)

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History of the Play’s Pre-Production

“I Dream the Woman Electric,” has had three independently produced actors’ readings.

Reading #1 (in English) took place on January 17, 2016, with actor Nikola Djuricko reading the role of NIKOLA.

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“Highlights” video link will be provided to theater professionals who write the author at jock.writer@protonmail.com

Reading #2 (in Tesla’s native language) took place on June 4, 2017, with Ermin Sijamija reading the role of NIKOLA.

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“Highlights” video link will be provided to theater professionals who write the author at jock.writer@protonmail.com

Reading #3 (in Ukrainian) took place on November 11, 2017, with Mikhail Shikula reading the role of NIKOLA.

Tesla reading #4 copy
“Highlights” video link will be provided to theater professionals who write the author at jock.writer@protonmail.com


Actors’ readings “highlights” video links will be provided
to theater professionals who write the author at jockdoubleday.playwright@gmail.com.

The play remains unproduced.

The musical version (in English only, at this time) has also been adapted for the screen.

Thank you to those with an interest in the life and works of Nikola Tesla, the greatest scientist in history.

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Jock Doubleday is the author of 70 works for the stage. In 2017, he lived in Kyiv, Ukraine working on pre-production for an original full-length theatrical musical titled “Ginger,” a fairy-tale in two acts, which concerns the bullying of redheads and the primacy of the forest.

Jock can be contacted at jock.writer@protonmail.com. 

 

Jock Doubleday, author of “I Dream the Woman Electric”

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