Paula Lerner Visiting Artist Program

The Paula Lerner Visiting
Artist Program Presents:

Performance Artist & Activist

Peterson Toscano 

Everything is Connected:

a collection of stories –

mostly weird, many true

Comic Storytelling, Discussion & Dessert

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Saturday, April 27th, 7:30pm 

18 Peterson T 040retouch200Performance artist and comic, Peterson Toscano will present an original one-person comedy that explores gender, sexuality, faith, and climate change. Rather than dole out the typical gloom and doom, shame and guilt messages about global warming, Toscano challenges audiences to pursue community building as he helps them connect climate change to everything from immigration to a cup of coffee. The performance will be followed by Q&A and refreshments.



Saturday, April 27th, 3:00 - 5:00pm 

Performance artist and comic, Peterson Toscano facilitates this engaging and interactive workshop, which helps participants explore practical and effective methods to develop stories that inspire people to be curious about climate change. Participants will gain a better understanding of how to connect with people who do not identify as environmentalists. They will gain confidence in speaking beyond traditional environmental talking points to find common ground.



Remembering Paula. Paula Lerner, our dear friend and former Temple member, died of breast cancer in 2012 at the age of 52. An award-winning photographer and journalist, Paula was ceaselessly curious about the world and people. Each year, Beth El Temple Center invites an inspiring artist or group of artists to come and share their art with us.

Please contribute to the Paula Lerner Visiting Artist Fund so that we can offer this free program every year. Choose the Paula Lerner Visiting Artist Fund on the donation page.

Contact Info

Beth El Temple Center
2 Concord Ave
Belmont, MA 02478
(617) 484-6668
[email protected]