Poster design by Matthew Williams

Friday, September 30 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, October 1 at 9:30 PM

The Hollywood Theatre | $15 General | $12 Hollywood Members


“Touching on Disney’s Peter Pan, mid-century cigar-box Indian depictions, the absurdity of racial classification, and poignant family memories, Looking for Tiger Lily promises to be one of those rare identity-oriented shows that might actually appeal to audiences much broader than those directly implicated.”
- Brett Campbell, Oregon ArtsWatch

Starring Anthony Hudson – the human vessel for Portland’s premiere drag clown Carla Rossi – LOOKING FOR TIGER LILY utilizes song, dance, drag, and video to put a queer spin on the ancestral tradition of storytelling. Asking what it means for a mixed-race person to experience their heritage through white normative culture, Anthony (and Carla) draw from a songbook stretching across Disney’s “Pocahontas” to Cher’s “Half-Breed,” with musical accompaniment by Maria Choban and dance support by pin-up troupe The Dolly Pops. Anthony recounts his favorite childhood movie – the filmed production of Mary Martin’s “Peter Pan” – while seeking to understand his own racial self-identification and where he as a half-white & half-Indigenous person holds accountability and consequence. Not just autobiography, LOOKING FOR TIGER LILY is a coming-of-age story that's more than just cowboys versus Indians.

LOOKING FOR TIGER LILY is funded in part by the Regional Arts & Culture Council and was developed in partnership with the 2016Risk/Reward Festival of New Performance. Find out more

Anthony Hudson is a performer and filmmaker perhaps best known as Portland’s premier drag clown Carla Rossi, an immortal trickster whose attempts at realness almost always result in fantastic failure. Together they have been featured at the Risk/Reward Festival, Pepper Pepper's Critical Mascara for TBA (PICA), the Cascade AIDS Project Art Auction, Seattle PrideFest, and more, in addition to hosting and programming their LGBTQ film series QUEER HORROR at the historic Hollywood Theatre. LOOKING FOR TIGER LILY is the culmination of Anthony’s second Artist Focus Project Grant from the Regional Arts & Culture Council.