Transgressing Gender in the Bible (Delta, BC)


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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.

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Peterson Toscano

Friday, November 7, 2014 7:30 pm
Crossroads United Church
7655 120th Street
Delta, BC, Canada
V4C 6P6

Ticket price: $15 general/$10 student (Canadian Dollars)

 

Peterson Toscano has the rare gift of being able to simultaneously open the pages of Scripture and the minds of his audience, enriching both by his creative use of humour and drama, laughter and tears, challenges and uplifts. His performances are not to be missed!

Lorne Calvert
, Premier of Saskatchewan 2001-07, Principal St. Andrew’s College

 

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

 

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

 

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