The Race to Produce a New Play about Nikola Tesla: Which Theater Will Be the First to Produce “I Dream the Woman Electric,” a Love Story about the Greatest Scientist in History?

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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.

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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

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.
Thank you,
Sincerely,
Dubravko Mihanović

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!

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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 jockdoubleday.writer@gmail.com. 

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