BRATTLEBORO, Vt. — Peterson Toscano, survivor of 17 years of ex-gay therapy, will perform his one-man show “Transfigurations: Transgressing Gender in the Bible,” about gender non-conforming Bible characters. Performance will be at the New England Youth Theater on Tuesday, June 26th, beginning at 7 p.m. with doors opening at 6:30. Admission is on a sliding scale from $4 – $10.
Peterson Toscano is a theatrical performance activist using comedy and storytelling to address social justice concerns. He spent 17 years and over $30,000 on three continents attempting (and failing) to change his same-sex orientation. He is the author of several one-person comedies documenting the experience.
Peterson has delighted diverse audiences and received high praise for his groundbreaking, genre-bending, gender blending Bible scholarship wrapped up in a performance. Drawing on inspiration from interviews with transgender and genderqueer individuals, Peterson Toscano weaves their experiences into the stories of transgender and gender-variant people from the Hebrew and Christian scriptures. Hilarious and moving, Toscano’s one-person play deepens well-known (and lesser-known) Bible stories as he presents an array of characters with an array of genders.
Toscano’s performance is part of a month-long celebration of gay Pride, brought to the community by Crossroads, the Men’s Program, This Show is So Gay, Homo Promo and Brattleboro Pride.
For more information about the show or the other gay Pride events, go to www.mensprogram.org or call (802) 254-4444.