Anthony Hudson

Anthony Hudson started adapting Looking for Tiger Lily—an autobiographical “one-person-ish” storytelling cabaret—in 2016. Both Hudson’s mixed Native and German self and white-faced drag clown persona Carla Rossi (a Coyote-like trickster who calls herself the Ghost of White Privilege) star in this new multi-actor play of the same name at Artists Repertory Theatre in Portland, OR. Utilizing video, animation, puppetry, drag, dance, song, and a cast of six playing over 20 characters, the play opens with Carla and Hudson breaking up. Hudson seeks cultural and artistic guidance from an ethnic lifecoach, while Carla seeks to one-up Hudson by becoming a faux-Indigenous media guru with a shamanic kale smoothie sweat lodge franchise that well-meaning white liberals can’t resist.