“I Dream the Woman Electric“
by Jock Doubleday
April 29, 2020
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.
In 2019, a musical version of the play, including 11 songs, was completed.
“I Dream the Woman Electric: The Musical”
stage play and songs by
“Harmony” (Young Nikola)
“The Great Event of Love” (Bri)
“Your Hands” (Bri and Nikola)
“The Tempest” (Mother)
“The Truth” (Nikola)
“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.
Reading #2 (in Tesla’s native language) took place on June 4, 2017, with Ermin Sijamija reading the role of NIKOLA.
Reading #3 (in Ukrainian) took place on November 11, 2017, with Mikhail Shikula reading the role of NIKOLA.
Actors’ readings “highlights” video links will be provided to theater professionals who write the author at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The play remains unproduced. The musical version (in English only, at this time) has also been adapted for the screen.
Thank you to all with an interest in the life and works of Nikola Tesla, the greatest scientist in history.
Jock Doubleday is the author of 69 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. He is currently working on pre-production for an original full-length musical titled, “Imagination Anonymous,” a light-hearted comedy about creative people coming together once a week to try very hard to accept reality one step at a time. He is also working on a music video for a new ’40s-style love ballad titled, “Meet Me in Kyiv.” His other writing work includes 11 feature-length screenplays, including “Lif,” a sci-fi script about a genetically enhanced human female sent to a post-nuclear apocalypse Earth to do service for Empire, “The Last Cowboy,” a drama about a retired ranch hand who is asked to play himself in a film, and “The Comic Known as Jade,” a romantic comedy about a female comic who finds love through comedy.
Jock can be contacted at email@example.com.
Jock Doubleday, author of “I Dream the Woman Electric”