I lived in the Balkans for three years working on various projects, including the writing and promotion of a new full-length theatrical drama about Nikola Telsa, I Dream the Woman Electric.
Poster #1 (English) Poster #2 (Serbian) Poster #3 (Croatian)
Unfortunately, in the 20 months after the play’s completion in January 2016, none of the theaters I spoke to in the Balkans (Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia) could be convinced to read the play.
Therefore, as of early October 2017, a Ukrainian translation is being made — with a hoped-for premiere production date at a Ukrainian theater in 2018.
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The play has had two independently produced actors’ readings.
Reading #1 (in English) took place on January 17, 2016, with 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.
UPDATE: On September 8, 2017, Gavella Theater wrote the following:
Dear Mr. Doubleday,
In May we premiered the play called “Tesla Anonimus”, written and directed by Filip Šovagović, so we have a performance about Nikola Tesla on our repertoire.
Although the play’s author desired the play to premiere in Tesla’s native language, this proved too daunting a task, as none of the theaters in the Balkans to which the play was offered would read the play.
The play will premiere in one of the following countries: Ukraine, the United States, England, Germany, in 2018 or 2019.
Thank you to all with an interest in the life and works of the greatest scientist in history!
Writer Jock Doubleday is the author of 68 works for the stage. He is currently in Ukraine working on pre-production for an original full-length musical titled, “Ginger,” a fairy-tale in two acts about the bullying of redheads and the primacy of the forest. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.