Tonight’s event, Ex-Gays & Tapeworms in NYC. Comedy & Stories by Peterson Toscano & Glen Retief, has been canceled due to the coming snow–Peterson and Glen would have had to drive for a few hours through the snow. So we’ll have to reschedule for another time. Stay tuned!
Peterson Toscano spent nearly 20 years trying to de-gay himself for Jesus in NYC and beyond. Glen Retief suffered during Apartheid South Africa where his bullies tried to beat the gay out of him so that he could be a strong white South African empowered to oppress others.
Both Peterson and Glen dramatically escaped the oppression they faced and turned to art and writing to speak truth to power. They also fell in love with each other. Peterson is internationally renowned for his hilarious and profound one-person plays including Doin’ Time in the Homo No Mo Halfway House, I Can See Sarah Palin from my Window, and Transfigurations, which explores gender non-conformists in the Bible. Glen is the author of the Lambda award winning book, The Jack Bank: A Memoir of a South African Childhood, and working on a novel called, The Tapeworm Chronicles. They will speak and perform sharing their personal journeys, performing old and new work, and what it is like to be two radical queer Quakers dab smack in the middle of Pennsylvania Amish Country.
Suggested donation of $5
(no one turned away for lack of funds)