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TBA 2019: Looking for Tiger Lily (Solo)


  • Portland Institute for Contemporary Art 15 Northeast Hancock Street Portland, OR, 97212 United States (map)
Photo by Gia Goodrich

Photo by Gia Goodrich

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.

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.

Co-presented with Risk/Reward. Sponsored by Ronni Lacroute and Bluebird Real Estate.

Earlier Event: August 24
Portland2019 Biennial
Later Event: November 14
Clown Down: Failed to Mount