Dickinson will host two special events with theatrical-performance activist Peterson Toscano, who will present thought-provoking, comedy-infused looks at global warming and other social issues.
“Climate Change: What’s Faith Got to Do with It?” will be held on Tuesday, April 21, at 7 p.m. in the Anita Tuvin Schlechter (ATS) Auditorium. Toscano will examine the current climate crisis from multiple angles ranging from human-rights issues to spiritual ones.
“Peterson Unplugged” will take place on Wednesday, April 22, at 7 p.m. in ATS. Toscano will use excerpts from his original one-person comedies to address topics ranging from everyday occurrences to larger areas of discussion such as global climate change and the LGBTQ community.
As a bible scholar, LGBTQ activist and experienced actor, Toscano uses comedy and storytelling to address social-justice concerns. He is the host of Climate Stew and the author of one-person comedies such as “Queer 101 – Now I Know My gAy,B,C’s,” “Jesus Had Two Daddies,” and “Doin’ Time in the Homo No Mo Halfway House.” His newest play, “Does This Apocalypse Make Me Look Fat?” is a comedy about broken things and provides an LGBTQ response to climate change.
The programs are sponsored by the Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues and co-sponsored by the Division of Student Life, Department of Women’s & Gender Studies, Office of Community Service and Religious Life, the Center for Sustainability Education and the Office of LGBTQ Services.
Published April 20, 2015