Saturday Feb 15 7 pm
Chestnut Hill Meetinghouse 20 E Mermaid Lane, Philadelhia, PA 19118
On the Chestnut Hill West Regional Rail line.
The show will be followed by a workshop by Kerr Messner, giving us an opportunity to engage with and respond to Peterson’s work. (Evening attendees are welcome to make a contribution towards expenses).
Experience the artful, playful, outrageously funny, and deeply moving storytelling craft of Peterson Toscano. Connecting contemporary issues to his own bizarre personal experiences, literature, science, and even the odd Bible story, Peterson takes his audience on an off-beat mental mind trip. A shapeshifter, he transforms right before your eyes into a whole cast of comic characters who explore the serious worlds of gender, sexuality, privilege, religion, and environmental justice.
What issue touches the things we are most passionate about:including coffee, pets, and LGBTQ people? Surprise! Global Warming. It’s not just about polar bears and grandchildren; it’s about social justice issues affecting people of color, LGBTQ youth and adults, migrants, and more. Queer comic and human rights activist Peterson Toscano reveals how LGBTQ people are directly affected by climate change and how we are desperately needed to develop bold, creative, and new approaches to the biggest problem in the world. You are needed on this new earth to save the coffee bean and so much more!