Peterson Toscano, a comic performance artist, will be performing his one-person show, “Jesus Had Two Daddies” in Holt Chapel on Thursday, February 21, at 7 p.m. The performance will be followed by a time for questions and discussion.
In his newest play, Toscano, explores the bizarre, quirky, and at times disturbing world of the Bible. Drawing on his skills as a character actor, unconventional Bible scholarship, and his own personal experience of trying to go straight for Jesus, Peterson presents a ridiculously serious look at scripture.
Toscano spent 17 years and more than $30,000 on three continents attempting (and failing) to change his same-sex orientation. In 2007 he co-founded www.beyondexgay.com, which provides support for ex-gay survivors. He is the author of one-person comedies including, “Queer 101–Now I Know My gAy,B,C’s” and “Doin’ Time in the Homo No Mo Halfway House,” which chronicles his two years in “gay rehab” in Memphis, Tenn.
Peterson is frequently featured in the media and has appeared in The New York Times, NPR Morning Edition, The Times of London, The Tyra Banks Show, and five documentary films including Logo TV’s “Be Real” program. For more information, check out www.petersontoscano.com
This event is sponsored by the LGBTQIA Office, Spectrum, Women’s and Gender Studies, the Center for the Study of Religion, Culture, and Society, the Multicultural Center, and the Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual Life.