Peterson Toscano’s unique personal journey led him into performance art. After spending 17 years and over $30,000 on three continents attempting to de-gay himself through gay conversion therapy, he came to his senses and came out a quirky queer Quaker concerned with human rights and comedy. He asks himself and his audiences unusual questions: Who are the gender outlaws in the Bible? What is a queer response to climate change? How can comedy help us better understand our most tragic losses? Peterson is on a mission to connect with his audiences in deeply personal ways, stirring up hope and purpose in a rapidly changing world. His plays include Doin’ Time in the Homo No Mo Halfway House, Queer 101—Now I Know my gAy,B,Cs, and Does This Apocalypse Make Me Look Fat? His film, Transfigurations—Transgressing Gender in the Bible explores the stories of gender non-conforming Bible characters; his Bible scholarship has been featured in The Oxford Handbook of the Bible in America. In addition to stage work, Peterson produces the Bible Bash podcast, Bubble&Squeak podcast, and Citizens Climate Radio. He lives in Central Pennsylvania with his husband, Glen Retief, and Glen’s cat, Wally.
|July 12, 2019 12:00 pm||Everything is Connected — Stories, Most Weird, Many True|
|July 12, 2019 2:00 pm||The Weight of Carbon Dioxide and Chihuahuas|
|July 13, 2019 12:00 pm||The LGBTQ-Friendly Bible Hour|