Contributor at Wild Goose Festival

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I love the intimacy of the one-person performance, but it has its risks. The audience may be shy or even apathetic. That makes it much harder for me, but when the audience is engaged, laughing, smiling, talking back to me, then I suddenly do new things on stage in response. The chemistry we create can be downright magical.

Peterson Toscano
, Theatrical Performance Artist


Peterson will appear at the Wild Goose Festival in Hot Springs, North Carolina. Wild Goose is a four-day Spirit, Justice, Music and Arts Festival. Peterson will perform Everything is Connected–A Collection of Stories, Most Weird, Many True and The LGBTQ-Friendly Bible Hour, as well as appear at various other places on the schedule. He will also enjoy the many talks, performances, and conversations that happen at Wild Goose.

Peterson has been praised for his Bible scholarship he shares through performance:

Toscano brings a deep reverence for the Biblical text with him into his exploration of gender transgression.  This play is mesmerizing and compels the viewer to see well known Bible stories in a brave new light.

Nadia Bolz-Weber
, Pastrix: The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner & Saint



About Everything is Connected:

Young Peterson

Experience the artful, playful, outrageously funny, and deeply moving storytelling craft of Peterson Toscano. Drawing on his bizarre personal experiences of conversion therapy along with references to history, literature, science, and the Bible, 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.

Of Peterson’s work, Chara Armon, Ph.D at Villanova University said, “His mixture of vulnerability and comedy enabled those of us in his audience to access our own authentic feelings about the predicaments of the 21st century.  Peterson brings extensive knowledge, extraordinary people skills, dramatic talent, and poignant characters to his presentations”

This performance will entertain, enlighten, and enliven you; it may even speak deeply into your life as you consider your role on this rapidly changing planet. 


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