The Weight of the World by Anthony Hudson / Carla Rossi
When Portland’s premier drag clown Carla Rossi is unleashed on the Portland Art Museum, her human avatar, Anthony, struggles with the crushing pressure of expectation as he traces his place in a lineage of Native artists and ancestors—and with Oregon’s settler history, which brutally intersects with Anthony’s own in an unexpected revelation. Alternating between drag numbers and earnest storytelling, The Weight of the World is an all-new work from Anthony Hudson celebrating Two-Spirit identity, the work of Oscar Howe and Jeffrey Gibson, and the perseverance of Oregon’s Tribes in the face of Oregon itself.
ANTHONY HUDSON (Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, Siletz) is an artist and writer sometimes better known as Portland’s premiere drag clown Carla Rossi. Together they host and program Queer Horror—the only LGBTQ horror film and performance series in the country—at the historic Hollywood Theatre. Anthony’s performances have been featured at the New York Theatre Workshop, La Mama, PICA’s TBA Festival, Portland and Seattle Art Museums, Portland Center Stage, and have toured internationally. Anthony also co-hosts the queer feminist horror podcast Gaylords of Darkness weekly with writer Stacie Ponder, and he is currently adapting his award-winning solo show Looking for Tiger Lily into a book.
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