As a performance artist and scholar, Peterson Toscano has used humor and storytelling for over 10 years to connect with audiences about complicated and contentious topics. He is now applying his unique style of personal narrative mixed with grounded scholarship wrapped up in zany characters to help people better understand some of the many aspects of climate change.
In this lively stand-up show* Peterson shares creative and oddball approaches to the world’s biggest problem. He skillfully transitions into multiple characters and seamlessly draws the connections between climate change, human rights, history, oh and coffee. Hilarious, thoughtful, and full of hope, Peterson models fresh approaches in communicating climate change.
*no actual polar bears get harmed in the making of this comedy, just mocked.
Peterson came to the twin cities and led the interfaith community in a dynamic and engaging theatrical and comedic evening. The subject of climate change can be overwhelming. Through Peterson's gifted lead we found ourselves laughing together and imagining what's possible.
The speaker tonight was unlike any speaker I have ever encountered. He managed to keep his audience captivated, engaged, and humored while discussing a serious current issue... Instead of scaring his audience into believing about climate change and feeling guilty...he requested that his audience refocus, remember, and respond.
Peterson Toscano is the host of Climate Stew, the radio show that takes a serious look at global warming but doesn’t try to scare the snot out of you. He is also the creator of the one-person play, Does This Apocalypse Make Me Look Fat?
Check out some samples of Peterson at work: