Art, Activism, and Faith–A Discussion-Driven Performance


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They July 14th Dance in Venice by Raoul Dufy

They July 14th Dance in Venice by Raoul Dufy

So often audiences are required to sit back, listen, and behave, but Peterson Toscano has developed a new type of presentation that includes discussion right from the beginning. Think of it as the Q&A session coming up front where the audience’s questions and interests determine the content of the presentation.

Add to that Peterson opens it up wider and facilitates a discussion where anyone can share some of their story, insights, and understandings. Peterson Toscano is a master storytelling, a Bible scholar, and a human rights activist. He playfully explores the serious worlds of gender, sexuality, religion, and climate change.

This will be a unique, intimate presentation with plenty of room for your own input or simply sit back and watch the discussion unfold.


 

Art, Activism, and Faith

A Discussion-Driven Performance

Saturday April 16th 12pm

South Church 9 Pleasant Street, Middletown, CT

FREE! Co-sponsored by Wesleyan Religion Department and First Church

Peterson Toscano has the rare gift of being able to simultaneously open the pages of Scripture and the minds of his audience, enriching both by his creative use of humour and drama, laughter and tears, challenges and uplifts. His performances are not to be missed!

Lorne Calvert
, Premier of Saskatchewan 2001-07, Principal St. Andrew’s College

 

Peterson Thomas Toscano brings a wonderful sense of characterization and depth of emotion to his work. It is funny, engaging, and deeply thought-provoking.

Elizabeth Levin
, Audience Member

 

As a Jewish Studies scholar, educator, and activist for TBLG inclusion in Jewish communities, it was a thrill to see confident transgender characters from the Hebrew scriptures given flesh via the performance activism of Peterson Toscano –and, more importantly, to recognize through his performance that those characters fulfilled social roles in Jewish communities as gender variant folk. Bring Transfigurations to your shul and create an opportunity to dialogue about present-day transgender people in Jewish communities.

Noach Dzmura
, Editor, Balancing on the Mechitza: Transgender in Jewish Community, and Director, Jewish Transitions

 

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