The Bible folk they taught us to overlook
In addition to using traditional tools to explore a Bible story or passage, I do two other things.
- I use theatre to stage the passage on my own or in a group. This type of Bibliodrama not only brings the passage to life, it almost always reveals something my mind cannot discover just by reading.
- I consider those people who are often overlooked in a passage. They have one line or no line in the text. They may just be bystanders. I change the perspective of who tells the story, and this always gives me fresh insights.
Below you can see a film version of my performance lecture, Transfigurations–Transgressing Gender in the Bible. I weave in talk and performance. This is available free, but if you want to support the work I do, you can also watch it on Amazon Prime in some countries. You can also buy a DVD from MeetingHouse. Some people purchase the DVD for libraries and churches. We also offer a FREE study guide.
Transfigurations – A Performance Lecture about Gender Non-Conforming Bible Characters from Peterson Thomas Toscano on Vimeo.
Peterson Toscano has shaken up Bible scholarship and received high praise for his groundbreaking, genre-bending, gender-blending Bible interpretations. By unearthing the gender stories of people in the Hebrew and Christian scriptures, Toscano’s one-person performance deepens well-known (and lesser-known) Bible stories and presents an array of Bible characters with an array of genders.
DVD with extra performance version available at www.meetinghouse.xyz
Streaming available on Amazon.
Find the study guide here: https://petersontoscano.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/transfigurationsstudyguide2.pdf