Gay Quaker Performance Artist To Visit Brattleboro

Peterson Tuscano will be appearing in Brattleboro at New England Youth Theater Tuesday, June 26 at 7 PM. He will be preforming his one-person show Transfigurations–Transgressing Gender in the Bible as a fundraiser for the Men’s Program AIDS Project of Southern Vermont. (For ticket information for this daring and caring performance, please call 254-4444.)

In this play, Peterson re-teaches the story of Sodom and Gormorra to find wisdom for today about human sexuality, compassion, and social justice. Drawing on inspiration from interviews with transgender and genderqueer individuals, Peterson 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.

Peterson Toscano is a Quaker theatrical performance activist using comedy and storytelling to address social justice concerns. He spent 17 years and over $30,000 on three continents attempting to change and suppress his same-sex orientation and gender differences. Since 2003 he has traveled in North America, Europe, and Africa performing in diverse venues and speaking in the media. He writes and perform plays that explore LGBTQ issues, sexism, racism, violence and gender.

Please join Putney Friends Meeting in welcoming Peterson Tuscano to the area!

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