The perfect program for bringing together
a large & diverse campus audience.
Peterson Toscano uses comedy, storytelling and unbelievable character transformations to explore issues that matter to people on your campus. The results? Deeper dialogue, effective community building, and a wildly entertaining performance. Transcending party politics, Peterson addresses racism, sexism, homophobia, the environment, foreign policy and family values. He even slips in a dance number!
I Can See Sarah Palin from my Window! Lessons Before the Second Coming
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...the brilliantly fresh approach to time-old controversial topics will give audience members
from all political and religious perspectives something new to think about as they leave the theatre.
-Zack Ford in his review for Zack Ford Blogs
Peterson Toscano has performed his insightful comedies at many universities including:
University of Maryland
Sarah Lawrence College
Portland State University
University of TN, Chattanooga
University of Illinois
James Madison University
University of British Columbia
Warren Wilson College
University of Puget Sound
What People have said about Peterson Toscano & his work
The Re-education of George W. Bush, was a wicked satire told in the character of Marvin Bloom, a “Jew for Jesus” from New York, who loves his praise-and-worship step-aerobic class.
Toscano worked through various personae, among them “the Revd Dr Meadows”, preaching on Sodom and Gomorrah, “God in smiting mood”. But the most endearing thing about the show was Toscano speaking in his own person: very likeable, very disarming, and so very, very funny.
I loved meeting the cast of characters who guided me through their gently hardhitting musings and dawnings about the impact of how they/we, live their/our lives. But even more I loved meeting Peterson through his willing vulnerability in sharing himself.
Ali, Wakefield, England
To be honest I was afraid that your play would be just another lambasting session on Bush, which I just hate. You came across so fraternal, so bridge building, so consistently inviting ALL to "re-educate Bush", always, in all dimensions, everywhere, including each one of us...
-Gwann (João / John) Xerri, op, Marsa, Malta
-Deric Shannon, Instructor of Sociology and Women's Studies, University of Connecticut
After enjoying (several times) the brilliant wit, humour and insightful observations in "Doin time in the homo-nomo halfway house" it was hard to imagine how Peterson could follow such an amazing one-man play with anything that would equal it. However, the "Re-Education . . ." reveals Peterson's amazing breadth of wit, insight and imagination as he tackles a range of hugely important issues - some quite seriously, some in a deeply moving way and others with side-splitting humour. A must-see!
I have had the chance to see Peterson Toscano perform several times in Sweden. His work makes a big impact on me every time I see it. He has an ability as an actor to entertain, and at the same time, he gets the audience to really reflect on complicated issues. He then invokes the desire to make a change. His writing is very political, but at the same time very personal as he manages to weave the two things together to bring his audience to knowledge that matters to everyone.
-Alex Resare, Umeå, Sweden