Have you ever had a “thinking meditation”? You know, where you’re supposed to be blissed out and silent, but instead your thoughts are like, “Hello, welcome, let us discuss everything ever!” Well, Lucy (our protagonist) certainly has. And she’s ready to do battle with her (talkative, bubble-blowing) thoughts.
An original play initially created through improvisation with students at the Nirmal Arts Academy, and then devised developed and adapted into a video-play by the performers, Lucy and the Thoughts is a funny, heart-felt, and sharp look at the inner battles of a meditator who is ready for the ‘next phase’.
Lucy, who has meditated her whole life, wants to be steady, steadfast – like a sailor who steers by the North Star. She’s done getting knocked off course by the chatter of her thoughts. But before her journey is over, she will have to face herself, mend a broken relationship, and – hardest of all – ask for help.
Lucy and the Thoughts will be released as a streaming video play as part of TEV’s upcoming online festival in May, 2021. Stay tuned for exact dates and further updates coming soon!
Writer / Performers: Poornima Kirby, Julie Mandal, Gita Pattison. Film Artists: Elena Agarwal, Prasanna Kumar.