Produced in partnership with Oklahoma Contemporary
Single Tickets Available in October
*Ticket to this performance includes access to Opening Night party!
Te Ata Theater
Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center
11 NW 11th St. | Oklahoma City, OK 73103
NOVEMBER 16-18, 2023
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.
Brett Campbell, Oregon Arts Watch:
"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."
About The Artist
ANTHONY HUDSON (Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde) is a multidisciplinary artist, writer, performer, and filmmaker 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 host and program Queer Horror - the only exclusively LGBTQ+ horror screening series in the country bimonthly at the historic Hollywood Theatre, where Anthony also serves as its Community Programmer. In 2018, Anthony was named a National Artist Fellow by the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation, a Native Launchpad artist by the Western Arts Alliance, and an Individual Artist Fellow by the Oregon Arts Commission in 2019. Anthony’s first professionally produced theatrical play – a multi-actor companion follow-up to Looking for Tiger Lily, commissioned by Artists Repertory Theatre – will make its world premiere in May 2020. Find out more at TheCarlaRossi.com.