Looking for Lightning
Garth McLean's one person show, Looking For Lightning, is a 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 transformational for all.
Looking for Lightning, was initially born out of a creative writing exercise on the impact of the terror attacks of September 11, 2001 in NYC. "Having lived on the lower east side of Manhattan for many years, the twin towers of the World Trade Center were part of my subconscious daily life," says McLean.
Everything changed the day of those devastating attacks of 9/11. Everything changed the day I was diagnosed with MS. Parallel lines were drawn. I drew on the experience of 9/11 and my personal experience as a gateway to write the piece. It is my wish that by bringing Lightning to the stage, it will raise awareness and offer a realistic hope and quell the fears of many who struggle with an uncertain future. A portion of the proceeds from the run of the show will be donated to further research in the field of MS and other neurological challenges.
Additionally, yoga master, BKS Iyengar offered me the tools to courageously face my fears and at the same time bring health to the body. In this centenary year celebrating 100 years since his birth, taking Lightning to Edinburgh will honor the legacy of BKS Iyengar as part of the global celebrations honoring his contribution to humanity.
With the uncertainty of today’s world, I am reminded we are not invincible. Perhaps Looking For Lightning may serve to help others navigate a landscape of terror and fear and offer some hope in the face of potential adversity.
Looking for Lightning Teaser Reel
Garth McLean Video Profile
Looking for Lightning Press Release 6/19/18
UK Press Release 6/8/18
Official Press Release 2/12/18
Team Lightning Biographies
YOGA SAMACHER MAGAZINE
Fall 2017/Winter 2018
ABC RADIO NATIONAL AUSTRALIA
Garth McLean's Workshop
DIPIKA MAGAZINE – May 2013
AUSTRALIA YOGA LIFE
LA YOGA (Featured Teacher)
IN TOUCH AUSTRALIA – Winter 2012