Anthony Hudson / Carla Rossi

Jul 25 2019
Tribal Affiliation: Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde
Artistic Discipline: Multi-disciplinary
2018 Native Launchpad Artist
Portland, OR

ANTHONY HUDSON (Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde) is a multidisciplinary artist, writer, performer, and filmmaker perhaps best known as Portland’s premier drag clown CARLA ROSSI, an immortal trickster whose attempts at realness almost always result in fantastic failure. Anthony & Carla host and program Queer Horror - the only exclusively LGBTQ horror screening series in the country - bimonthly at the historic Hollywood Theatre, where Anthony also serves as its Community Programmer. In 2018, Anthony was named a National Artist Fellow by the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation, a Native Launchpad artist by the Western Arts Alliance, and an Individual Artist Fellow by the Oregon Arts Commission in 2019. Anthony’s first evening-length show as Carla Rossi since 2014, Clown Down: Failed to Mount, will premiere at PNCA this November, and Anthony’s first professionally-produced theatrical play, Looking for Tiger Lily – commissioned by Artists Repertory Theatre – will make its world premiere at in May 2020 with support from a 2018 Oregon Community Foundation Creative Heights award. Find out more at