Transfigurations with Peterson Toscano

On Monday, July 1, The Marin Foundation will be hosting Peterson Toscano’s one-person play, Transfigurations: Transgressing Gender in the Bible. The event will be taking place at 7pm in the Hoover-Leppen Theatre at the Center on Halsted (3656 N Halsted St.). The night is free and open to the public. You can RSVP on the Facebook event page to help give us an idea of how many people will be in attendance and invite other friends via the event page that may be interested in attending.

In this theatrical performance, Peterson unearths Bible characters who in transgressing and transcending gender, find themselves at the center of some of the Bible most important stories. With insightful biblical scholarship, Peterson utilizes story-telling and comedy to bring biblical characters to life that he finds transcending gender roles and presentation.

Our team at The Marin Foundation had the opportunity to check out Peterson’s play, Transfigurations, earlier this year and we’re excited to share this performance piece that we all enjoyed and benefited from. It’s not only an entertaining performance with Peterson’s acting abilities, but we appreciated the careful attention he paid to the biblical text throughout the play along with the knowledge he displayed in relation to the context  surrounding the different stories. The personal stories that Peterson integrates into the performance help to humanize and inform the piece in a way that invites the audience to listen to the faith journeys of transgender individuals in their own daily lives after the play is over.

We hope you will join us for this informative and entertaining night with Peterson Toscano!

Much love.


About Andrew Marin

Andrew Marin is President and Founder of The Marin Foundation ( He is author of the award winning book Love Is an Orientation (2009), its interactive DVD curriculum (2011), and recently an academic ebook titled Our Last Option: How a New Approach to Civility can Save the Public Square (2013). Andrew is a regular contributor to a variety of media outlets and frequently lectures at universities around the world. Since 2010 Andrew has been asked by the United Nations to advise their various agencies on issues of bridging opposing worldviews, civic engagement, and theological aspects of reconciliation. For twelve years he lived in the LGBT Boystown neighborhood of Chicago, and is currently based St. Andrews, Scotland, where he is teaching and researching at the University of St. Andrews earning his PhD in Constructive Theology with a focus on the Theology of Culture. Andrew's research centers on the cultural, political, and religious dynamics of reconciliation. Andrew is married to Brenda, and you can find him elsewhere on Twitter (@Andrew_Marin), Facebook (AndrewMarin01), and Instagram (@andrewmarin1).