Anthony Hudson | Looking for Tiger Lily

In 2016, Anthony Hudson -- the human vessel for Carla Rossi – created Looking for Tiger Lily, a one-person(ish) cabaret show utilizing 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 recounted 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.

Now, Anthony has re-envisioned Looking for Tiger Lily as a play, in which Anthony & Carla question not only their place within their respective cultures, but Anthony's place in the world as an artist. Dealing with Impostor Syndrome, doubt, anxiety, and shamanic kale smoothies, Looking for Tiger Lily weaves through time and narrative in the never-ending quest for authenticity. 

Looking for Tiger Lily was commissioned with support from the Oregon Community Foundation, and will be produced as part of Artist Rep's 2019/2020 season. 

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, Critical Mascara at 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. Anthony's two full-length shows -  CARLA ROSSI SINGS THE END OF THE WORLD and LOOKING FOR TIGER LILY - premiered thanks to support from the Regional Arts & Culture Council.