Looking for Tiger LilyAnthony Hudson
This performance will be available to watch on demand anytime between noon on Tuesday May 4 and midnight on Sunday May 9. A password and link will be sent to you via Eventbrite before May 4 so you can access the show during the available dates. The video is closed captioned. We will also be hosting an artist talk with Anthony Hudson at 7:30pm PST, hosted on our Facebook page.
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 queer mixed Native person to experience their heritage through white normative culture as they recount growing up watching the 1960 production of “Peter Pan” featuring Sondra Lee’s blonde, blue-eyed “Indian Princess” Tiger Lily, Anthony (and Carla) draw from a songbook stretching across Disney’s “Pocahontas” to Cher’s “Half-Breed.” Not just autobiography, LOOKING FOR TIGER LILY is a coming-of-age story that’s more than cowboys versus Indians.
LOOKING FOR TIGER LILY’s 2016 Portland premiere was featured on OPB and individually profiled by the Portland Mercury, Portland Monthly, Willamette Week, the Portland Tribune, and Oregon ArtsWatch. LOOKING FOR TIGER LILY has been featured at the Hopkins Center for the Arts at Dartmouth College, at the Talking Stick and Vancouver Queer Film Festivals in Vancouver, BC, at the Yirramboi Festival in Melbourne, at the Las Vegas Library District, and at PICA’s Time-Based Art Festival in Portland, OR.
LOOKING FOR TIGER LILY was originally funded in part by the Regional Arts & Culture Council and developed in partnership with the 2016 Risk/Reward Festival of New Performance.
All tickets are $10, in keeping with our UNO Fest tradition of Pay-What-You-Ten Opening Night Tickets to the in-person festival.
Written & Performed by Anthony Hudson
Piano & Arrangement by Maria Choban
Animation by Daniel Quasar
About the artists
ANTHONY HUDSON (Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde) is a multidisciplinary artist, writer, 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 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, and a 2019 Oregon Arts Commission Fellow, and has received project support and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, USArtists International, the Oregon Community Foundation, the Regional Arts and Culture Council, the Portland Art Museum & NW Film Center, Ucross Foundation, Caldera Arts Center, and more. Anthony also co-hosts the weekly queer feminist horror podcast Gaylords of Darkness with writer Stacie Ponder. Anthony’s first professionally produced theatrical play, LOOKING FOR TIGER LILY, adapted from Anthony’s solo show of the same name, will make its world premiere at Artists Repertory Theatre.
Looking for Tiger Lily is a pre-recorded video and is closed captioned.
The artist talk will have real-time captioning (CART) provided.
Captioning service is provided with the support of an Accessibility Project Grant through Disability Alliance BC.