Looking for Tiger Lily

Anthony Hudson (Grand Ronde, United States)
08–10 May $30–35 55 minutes

Performing as Portland’s premier drag clown Carla Rossi, Anthony Hudson presents Looking For Tiger Lily, putting a queer spin on the ancestral traditions of storytelling through song, dance, drag and video. Carla asks what it means for a queer mixed First Nations person to experience their heritage through the lens of white normative culture. Growing up watching the 1960 production of Peter Pan – featuring Sondra Lee’s blonde, blue-eyed ‘Indian Princess’ Tiger Lily – Carla performs a repertoire from a conflicted cowboys-versus-Indians songbook. From Disney’s Pocahontas to Cher’s ‘Half-Breed’, Looking For Tiger Lily explores universal themes of innocence and experience beyond simple autobiography.


Wheelchair Accessible


  • Performer: Anthony Hudson

Additional Info

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. This engagement is supported by the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation through USArtists International in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Andrew W Mellon Foundation.