Whitman College

Looking for Tiger Lily

LOOKING FOR TIGER LILLY, starring Anthony Hudson

Whitman College, Harper Joy Theatre

January 30th. @ 7pm (One Show Only!  Approximately 1 hour)


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.


This performance is made possible through a grant from the Mellon Foundation for Community Engagement.  Admission is FREE.  No tickets or reservations are required.  Anthony Hudson is hosted by the Department of Theatre and Dance, Whitman College. A short talkback will occur directly after the performance.   For more information please contact Daniel Schindler, schinddd@whitman.edu


Viewable on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/hJ2ZXyX95WM

Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Whitman College, Harper Joy Theatre, Alexander Stage On S Park ST (between Baker ST and Boyer AVE)

Event Type

Community Events


General Public


Academic, Humanities & Arts, Theatre & Dance






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