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Looking for Tiger Lily (18th Annual Talking Stick Festival, BC)

  • Roundhouse Community Center 181 Roundhouse Mews Vancouver, BC, V6Z 2W3 Canada (map)
Photo by Gia Goodrich

Photo by Gia Goodrich

LOOKING FOR TIGER LILY makes its international and Canadian premiere at the 18th Annual Talking Stick Festival in Vancouver, BC! Join us for an opening act hosted by drag queen Jaylene Tyme featuring the talents of burlesque dancer RainbowGlitz and more!

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.