Mr. Tesla Played

...and electrified the world


Mr Tesla Played is the story of a deeply fascinating man and his drive, inventiveness and need to create. It is about his self-control, altruism and his eccentric and principled lifestyle. It is also the story of the loneliness and isolation an inventive soul can experience, when the scale of his ambition is way ahead of his time.

Nikola Tesla, who is claimed by many to be the true father of the electric age, is the classic unsung hero.


Mr Tesla Played is a monologue performed in an intimate setting, allowing the audience to get up close and personal with Tesla. We tell the story of how the smart guys don't always win against the less smart.

NB The performance is in English

Nikola Tesla: Nathan Meister

Writer: Tanja Mastilo

Created by: Sue Hansen-Styles, Barry Wesil, Tanja Mastilo, Nathan Meister and Mr Peach

Graphics: Kristel Pent

Graphic design: Kenneth Kikkenborg

Music: Louise Hjorth Hansen



Mr Tesla Played is to be performed at Teatret ved Sorte Hest, 150 Vesterbrogade as part of the annual CPH Stage 2018. Performances are Wed- Fri at 17:30; Saturday at 15:00

Performed as a Why Not Pop Up production at various venues in Copenhagen and beyond. With support from København Kommunes Scenekunstudvalg.



Photos: Lukas Alexander & Lauge Felix Black


Mr Tesla Played is a Why Not Theatre Company "Pop-Up" production. The play can be performed in virtually any space. Our set/lighting requirements are very minimal.

We have so far played in a very intimate kitchen/dining room in a townhouse, where there was only room for 10 audience members. We have also played it in an underground library, where we could seat up to 30. We have also toured with Mr Tesla Played, to a Steampunk festival in Sweden and to Odder in Jutland, where the show was performed in an old operating theatre in a hospital!


If you have/know of a space and would like us to come and perform for you, why not get in touch and we can talk about the possibilities!

Mr. Tesla Played

By: Tanja Mastilo


When: 6th - 9th June 2018
Where: Teatret ved Sorte Hest, Foyer


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