By unearthing the stories of gender-variant people in the Bible, Queer performance artist and comic Peterson Toscano’s performance presents an array of Bible characters with an array of genders.
To celebrate the release of the film version of Transfigurations, Peterson will perform at Gaukurinn in Reykjavik, Iceland. He will perform excerpts from the film along with scenes from some of his most important work including, Doin’ Time in the Homo No Mo Halfway House, aa comedy that reveals the ridiculous and dangerous world of conversion therapy–those bizarre attempts to “cure” LGBTQ people.
Doors open at 19:30. Show begins at 20:30.
Peterson's unique ability to bring his audiences with him on his theatrical journeys makes people feel at ease, whether they are familiar with the subject matter or not. I have seen him perform to mesmerized groups of 11 year olds, huge crowds of festival-going adults, living-room party gatherings, and in crowded pubs; whatever the venue or demographic, Peterson is able to read the room and involve his audience in a way that makes them feel part of his show- we laugh, we cry, we laugh a bit more, and we always leave with a lot to think about. Don't miss an opportunity to have him perform in your town!
Peterson has been creating and performing performance art since 2003. As a queer actor, comic, and activist, he takes on big issues with humor and skill.
His unique personal journey led him into performance art. After spending 17 years and over $30,000 on three continents attempting to de-gay himself through gay conversion therapy, he came to his senses and came out a quirky queer Quaker concerned with human rights and comedy.
He asks himself and his audiences unusual and stimulating questions: Who are the gender outlaws in the Bible? What is a queer response to climate change? and How can comedy help us better understand our most tragic losses?
Peterson is on a mission to connect with his audiences in deeply personal ways stirring up hope, humor, and purpose in a rapidly changing world.