Looking for Lightning
To benefit others with MS and other neurological conditions and honor the legendary BKS Iyengar, I look forward to bringing an international voice to Looking For Lightning, my one-person show about my journey w MS and Iyengar Yoga, by performing at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Garth McLean's one person show, Looking For Lightning, is an inspiring story of courage, caution and perseverance. After being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, McLean takes us on a journey from the fast paced life of Hollywood to Canada to India and the feet of yoga master BKS Iyengar. Looking for Lightning reflects the universal truth of the human spirit and will to overcome the challenges of life to navigate a landscape of fear and uncertainty while leaving us laughing along the way. McLean's journey is uplifting and transformational for all.
Taking the show to the Edinburgh Fringe carries the intention to raise awareness of living well with Multiple Sclerosis and other challenges through the practice of Iyengar Yoga.
In this centenary year celebrating 100 years since the birth of yoga master, BKS Iyengar, the intention is to honor his contribution to humanity by taking Looking For Lightning to the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Looking For Lightning was initially born out of a writing exercise on the terror attacks of 9/11. As I watched the towers fall that morning, I got the exact same sinking in my gut as when I've sustained attacks of Multiple Sclerosis.
With the uncertainty and constant threat of terror and other attacks facing our world today, I (Garth) am reminded that none of us are invincible.
By bringing the show to one of the largest arts and live entertainment festivals in the world, it may offer others realistic hope for a brighter future as we all navigate the current landscapes of uncertainty.
If you believe in the merit of this endeavor and can contribute, I bow to you and your gracious contribution. No donation is too large or too small.
*See related production expenses below. A portion of net profits from the run of the show will be donated to Multiple Sclerosis research to help find a cure.
With deepest gratitude for your consideration.
To learn more about the show and Team Lightning (Kerrie Blaisdell, director and Brent Coert, producer), please visit:
Looking For Lightning website: http://lookingforlightning.com
Teaser Reel: www.vimeo.com/250740788
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*Note: Production expenses include venue rentals and associated fees, insurance, promotional materials, advertising, return airfare, accommodations, meals and living expenses for myself and 2 crew members for one month. Stage rentals, lighting equipment and projection materials are also required, as we ready and polish the show thousands of miles away from home.
To keep you updated on what's happening with Lightning, the great news is we are a quarter of the way there!
We've been able to secure a slot at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this August thanks to the generous donations of those who have already contributed to the campaign... in addition to our own savings.
...but we still face a significant financial challenge in order to now get the show over to Edinburgh this summer.
If you can help out at any level by contributing to the cause in order to help raise awareness and hope for those who live with MS, mobility challenges and the possibility of surmounting obstacles, I gratefully welcome your support.
Note that I am commited to donating a portion of the net box office receipts from our (Aug 1-27) run at the Fringe to the Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic to further advance clinical research for MS and Parkinsons.
The show also serves to honor the legacy of BKS Iyengar and his profound contribution to humanity as part of the year long centenary celebrations marking 100 years since his birth.
View the teaser:
For more information, press or investor inquiries, or if you wish to donate to the campaign via check, visit our website at https://lookingforlightning.com