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Looking for Lightning

$37,200 of $60,000 goal

Raised by 92 people in 5 months

In an effort to benefit others with MS and other neurological or mobility challenges and honor the legendary BKS Iyengar, I plan to perform, Looking For Lightning, my solo show about my journey w MS and Iyengar Yoga at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.  

To realize this endeavor requires funding.

Taking the show to the Edinburgh Fringe carries the intention of spreading awareness and offering realistic hope for those living  with Multiple Sclerosis or whatever challenges life may present.  A portion of net profits from the run of the show will be donated to clinical research to help find a cure for MS.  

Looking for Lightning reaches well beyond those living with MS and reflects the universal truth of the human condition and will to overcome the challenges of life.  

The show was initially born out of a writing exercise on the terror attacks of 9/11.  With the uncertainty and constant threat of terror and other attacks facing our world today,  I am reminded that none of us are immune to the fear and uncertainty.

In this centenary year celebrating 100 years since the birth of yoga master BKS Iyengar, the intention is to also honor his contribution to humanity by having a presence at the largest live arts festival in the world.

If you believe in the merit of this project and can contribute at whatever level, I thank you for your caring and gracious contribution.  No donation is too large or too small. 

See related production expenses below*.  

Sincerely,

Garth

*Production expenses include venue rentals and associated fees, production insurance, promotional materials, advertising, return airfare, accommodations,  meals and living expenses for 3 people (myself and 2 crew members) for one month.  Stage rentals, lighting equipment and projection materials.

"Garth McLean's one person show, Looking For Lightning , is an inspiring story of courage, caution and perseverance.  McLean's journey is uplifting and transformational for all."

To learn more, please visit:

Looking For Lightning website:  http://lookingforlightning.com

Teaser Reel: www.vimeo.com/250740788

Follow us on Social Media:
www.facebook.com/lookingforlightning

www.instagram.com/lookingforlightning2018

https://twitter.com/Look4Lightning






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Special thank you to all who came out to support the benefit performance last weekend at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of Los Angeles and to those who participated in our first online auction!

Your donation will help get the show to Edinburgh in an effort to help others w MS and also celebrate the 100th Year Anniversary of the birth of BKS Iyengar!!

We are 1/2 way there!!

https://lookingforlightning.com

#FindOutMore #lookingforlightning #edinburghfringe #bksiyengarcentenary #iyengaryoga #bestruck
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This Saturday, April 21, I will be doing a benefit performance of Looking For Lightning at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of Los Angeles (iyila.org) to further benefit funding the campaign!
IYILA
1835 S. LaCienega Blvd, 2nd Floor
LA CA 90035
Doors open at 6pm. Show starts at 630pm.
By donation. Tickets not required.
Please come if you're in town!

And thank you again to all who have already contributed!!

Hope you can make it!
Garth

#lookingforlightning
#findoutmore
#iyengaryoga
#livingwellwithMS
Benefit Performance Saturday 6pm
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To continue to raise awareness, inspire and offer hope for persons living with MS, Parkinson’s and other neurological challenges, I along with the Lightning Team have taken the first steps in getting Looking For Lightning to Edinburgh Fringe this August.

We now face a significant challenge to realize the next steps to get the show to Edinburgh and run it for a month.

To date, the initial installment payments to secure theater rental and accommodation rental deposits for 3 people for one month have been paid. Return airfare has been purchased, an LLC production company has been opened, the show website and initial promotional materials have started. This has all been made possible through the generous donations already received ... and from savings.

However, the next installment payments are imminent for the venue and accommodation rentals, Ed Fringe promotional and marketing materials, licensing fees, requisite insurance for the show, sound and lighting equipment rentals, before we look to living expenses for the month.

Many with MS and Parkinsons who’ve already seen the show have been inspired to take positive action in their lives. As my ultimate goal is to help as many as possible, I remain hopeful that through consistent hard work and the generosity of others like yourself, this monumental effort can be realized!

If you can support the cause to help make a difference in someone’s life, I gratefully welcome your support.

As a reminder, a portion of the net box office receipts from the run at the Fringe will be donated to further advance clinical research for MS and Parkinsons.

View the teaser:
https://vimeo.com/250740788

For more information, visit the website at https://lookingforlightning.com

With gratitude,
Garth
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Dear Friends,

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:
https://vimeo.com/250740788

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

Happy Spring!
Garth
...be struck!
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