Jesus Had Two Daddies
A ridiculously serious look at scripture
written & performed by Peterson Toscano
In his newest play, comic performance artist, Peterson Toscano, explores the bizarre, quirky, and at times disturbing world of the Bible. Drawing on his skills as a character actor and his unconventional Bible scholarship, Peterson unpacks well-known and lesser known Bible stories.
In addition to using comedy bring new insights to ancient Biblical passages, Peterson also takes his audience back in time to when he lived as a closeted man desperately trying to de-gay himself through various ex-gay treatments and many prayers. Looking at his former marriage, his Pentecostal church experiences, and his own trajectory of faith, Peterson expertly weaves together personal and Biblical narratives to create an entertaining and thought provoking theater experience.
Believers and Non-Believers alike will welcome his hilarious and brilliantly insightful re-interpretations of ancient stories. The creator of the plays, "Doin' Time in the Homo No Mo Halfway House" and "I Can See Sarah Palin from my Window," Peterson Toscano is internationally renowned for his unique brand of performance art.
Subversive, smart, and so much fun, Peterson is cracking open hearts and minds.
Praise for Peterson's ground-breaking play, Transfigurations:
Peterson Toscano's work combines astute readings of the Bible with great story-telling and comedy. He offers interpretations of the texts and insights that even experienced biblical scholars haven't seen before. When portrayed by Toscano, Bible stories and characters come to life with wit, sympathy, and humor.
Toscano brings a deep reverence for the Biblical text with him into his exploration of gender transgression. This play is mesmerizing and compels the viewer to see well known Bible stories in a brave new light.
-Nadia Bolz-Weber, Pastor, House for All Sinners and Saints (ELCA) Author, Salvation on the Small Screen? 24 Hours of Christian Television
Bible-lovers, gender-transgressors of all sorts, people who love justice! Make haste to see Peterson Toscano's play Transfigurations as soon as possible! His biblical exegesis is insightful and accurate, and you will glean a whole new perspective painlessly because of his charming performance.
-Dr. Virginia Ramey Mollenkott, author of Omnigender, co-author of Transgender Journeys.
It is an absolute must-see for all...I haven't had my brain opened up and refilled so gracefully in a long, long time. My heart loved it too.
-Scott Turner Schofield, performance artist and writer