Does This Apocalypse Make Me Look Fat? (Creating Change Conference, Denver)

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Does This Apocalypse Make Me Look Fat?

A Comedy About Broken Bodies.

The creator of Doin’ Time in the Homo No Mo Halfway House, Transfigurations—Transgressing Gender in the Bible, and I Can See Sarah Palin from My Window presents his newest edgiest one-person comedy yet.

In it Peterson Toscano takes on broken bodies, large and small, finding humor in the oddest places—cancer, climate change, and even childhood trauma. But instead of the tired old gloom, doom, guilt, and shame tactics, Peterson opens up new worlds through his character transformations and oddball approaches to some of the biggest problems facing us today.

Artful, insightful, and hilarious, this comic theater experience honestly explores catastrophes, personal and global, while revealing our extraordinary ability to resiliently respond, adapt, and thrive.

Saturday February 7, 2014 9:00 PM

Creating Change Conference

Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel

Denver, Colorado


What are they saying about Peterson’s work?

The show is hilarious, deeply moving, whimsical, and thought-provoking--a rare combination in performance art!

Susan Miller
, Audience Member, Lancaster, PA

Alternately witty, pithy, funny, and poignant, Does This Apocalypse Make Me Look Fat? is a one person, multi-character comic meditation about broken bodies and the complicated relationship we have with them.

Lori Hayes
, artist and quiet maker of trouble

Toscano's excellent theater chops morph characters and identities in that world-changing way only performance allows. His writing and philosophy educate and loosen the tightest knots of queer and religious entanglements. But it's his heart, which his engaging presence radiates, that will pull you in, warm you up, and leave you pleading for an encore.

Scott Turner Scofield
, Transgender actor, artist, solo performer & diversity speaker.

Ingeniously framed, hilariously timed, and sensitively executed, half humor, half compassion, this one-man show will shock and delight you.

Catherine Zobal Dent
, Author of Unfinished Stories of Girls

What a powerful, hilarious, important work about broken bodies large and small, human resourcefulness in the face of dire situations, hope, vulnerability, and SO MUCHMORE! I would recommend this play with the highest recommendation possible.

Jerry Lee Miller
, Lancaster Citizens Climate Lobby

Through the lens of relatable, endearing and hilarious characters we found ourselves considering the intersections between LGBTQ justice and climate change, what we can learn from the LGBTQ struggle for justice and the infinite resources available to us through these relationships.

Erin Pratt
, Program Director, Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light

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