Transfigurations DVD North American Launch

Event Details

Peterson Toscano officially releases his film Transfigurations–Transgressing Gender in the Bible at the Friends General Conference Gathering during a special FGC Bookstore Event. In 2012 Peterson served as the Bible Half-Hour speaker. He presented stories and performance about gender non-conforming Bible characters.

Now you can take Peterson and his work home with you to share in your congregation, school, community, and friends.

Peterson will be on hand to share behind the scenes stories about the making of the film and will screen clips from the movie. DVDs will be available for purchase and Peterson will happily sign your DVD with a personal message.

Transfigurations DVD North American Launch

Thursday July 6, 2017 3:15 PM
Friends General Conference Gathering
Niagara University, Niagara Falls, NY

About Transfigurations–Transgressing Gender in the Bible

Peterson Toscano has shaken up Bible academics and received high praise for his ground-breaking, genre-bending, gender blending Bible scholarship. By unearthing the stories of gender-variant people in the Hebrew and Christian scriptures, Toscano’s one-person play deepens well-known (and lesser-known) Bible stories and presents an array of Bible characters with an array of genders.

Stay tune to hear about official premiere on the big screen in fall 2017

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


I attended a workshop with Peterson in which he announced that he was doing a show on the transgender people in the Bible. I thought to myself, Hey, I'm a biblical scholar, and I don't know any transgender folks in the Bible! Now I know! I applaud Peterson for bringing to the fore in this play a new way of looking at the Bible! Bravo! No, bravissimo! I had to look at my own sexual stereotypes and how I bring them to biblical interpretation! 

Michael Willet Newheart
, Professor of New Testament Language and Literature, Howard University School of Divinity


About the Friends General Conference Gathering

As water collects from the vast North American Great Lakes watershed to flow down the mighty Niagara River, we invite you to join the energy of a thousand Quakers converging from far and wide at Niagara University for a week of worship, socializing, learning, deepening, fun and more.  Our proximity to Niagara Falls (4 miles | 6 km ) offers numerous sightseeing options as well as the opportunity to reflect on whether your spiritual journey has you in the rapids above the falls, in the midst of great change, downriver from a significant transition or somewhere else on the river.  Our theme, Ripples Start Where Spirit Moves, invites you contemplate where spirit is moving in your life and those around you and what ripples you notice as a result.


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