Portrait of Anthony Hudson / Carla Rossi

Anthony Hudson / Carla Rossi

Anthony Hudson (Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde) is a multidisciplinary artist, writer, performer, and filmmaker perhaps best known as Portland, Oregon’s premier drag clown Carla Rossi, an immortal trickster whose attempts at realness almost always result in fantastic failure. Anthony and Carla host and program Queer Horror – the only exclusively LGBTQI+ horror screening series in America – bimonthly at the historic Hollywood Theatre, where Anthony also serves as the Community Programmer. 

In 2018, Anthony was named a National Artist Fellow in Artistic Innovation by the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation and among the inaugural cohort of the Western Arts Alliance's Native Launchpad program to advance Indigenous performance. Anthony’s new play Still Looking for Tiger Lily is in development through Artists Repertory Theatre’s On the Workbench program with a production on the horizon thanks to the generous support of a 2018 Creative Heights award from the Oregon Community Foundation; in the meantime, Anthony's first evening-length show as Carla Rossi since 2014, Clown Down: Failed to Mount, will premiere at the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Spring 2019 and is funded in part by Anthony's third Artist Focus Project Grant from the Regional Arts &andCulture Council.