Carla Rossi and Pepper Pepper are GLOOPCarla Rossi and Pepper Pepper
“GLOOP’s two queens sing, smoke, and strip their way through campy cabaret hits as they pair off and ride into the decrepit sunset with their rubber chicken baby, leaving in their wake a harsh mirror held up to their audience.” – Kate Bredeson, Theatre Journal
GLOOP is a lifestyle. GLOOP is a brand. GLOOP is a modality. GLOOP is Glamorous Ladies of Opulent Persuasion. GLOOP is Carla Rossi and Pepper Pepper—Portland, Oregon’s premier avant-garde drag duo—bringing you an evening-length, partially improvised drag explosion sending up whiteness and wellness culture.
In GLOOP, Carla and Pepper are slated to lead a psychedelic wellness seminar in Sedona until their party bus runs out of gas at Intrepid Theatre, where they’re left with no choice but to teach homodalities and hole-istic healing practices—and all before the mushrooms kick in. Tackling art therapy, micro-dosing, land acknowledgments, and demonstrating what it looks like when a drag queen has a meltdown while lipsyncing on an actively-inflating airbed, GLOOP will teach you how to overcome (and monetize) your limiting beliefs through a gauntlet of spectacularly unhinged drag from two of Portland’s most beloved grifters.
About the artists:
So spice, they named her twice—Pepper Pepper (aka Kaj-anne Pepper) is a performance artist, writer, and multimedia video maker. Their work explores the comedy and vulnerability of life through a surreal filter of magic, history, and technology. Pepper’s 15+ year participation in Portland’s drag nightlife is complemented with many collaborations with Portland theater and dance luminaries like Hand2Mouth Theater, Linda Austin Dance, and as an original member of Flock Dance Center. Recently Pepper was a 2020 Oregon Arts Commission Visual Artist Fellow and is currently an Alembic Artist in Residence at Performance Works Northwest, exploring a new solo about queer histories, memory, and the moon. .
Anthony Hudson / Carla Rossi:
Anthony Hudson (Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, Siletz) is a multidisciplinary artist and writer perhaps best known as Portland, Oregon’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 New York Theatre Workshop, La Mama, Portland and Seattle Art Museums, the Vancouver Queer Film Festival, the 2019 Portland Biennial, the Risk/Reward Festival, PICA’s TBA Festival, Melbourne’s Yirramboi Festival, and more, in addition to regularly hosting and programming Queer Horror—the only LGBTQ+ horror film screening series in the United States—at the historic Hollywood Theatre. Anthony was named a 2018 National Artist Fellow from the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation, a 2018 Western Arts Alliance Native Launchpad Artist, a 2019 Oregon Arts Commission Fellow, a 2021 First Peoples Fund Fellow, and has received project support and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, National Performance Network, USArtists International, the Oregon Community Foundation, the Regional Arts and Culture Council, the Portland Art Museum & NW Film Center, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Ucross Foundation, Caldera Arts Center, and more. Anthony also co-hosts the weekly queer feminist horror podcast Gaylords of Darkness with writer Stacie Ponder. Find out more at .
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