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

by Jock Doubleday

I lived in the Balkans for three years working on various projects, including the writing and pre-production 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 jockdoubleday.writer@gmail.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 jockdoubleday.writer@gmail.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 jockdoubleday.writer@gmail.com


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

The play remains unproduced as of March 24, 2019.

Thank you to all 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 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. He can be contacted at jockdoubleday.writer@gmail.com. 

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