Carla Rossi (Anthony Hudson) performing “I Should Be So Lucky”
for House of Desire: a Place Benefit
at Place, April 13, 2013
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Hot off the heels of controversy, “I Should Be So Lucky” is Carla Rossi’s attempt at making amends with a shaken community that has long supported her. Living up to her title as “Portland’s own” Carla Rossi, your hostess with the grossest is giving back the only way she knows how - with a cockeyed smile and the gift of song.
ANTHONY HUDSON makes art in the crossroads where identity, history, politics, and language come undone. Anthony is best known as Portland’s drag clown par excellence Carla Rossi, an immortal trickster whose attempts at hegemonic realness almost always result in fantastic failure and revelations of her own mutability and vulnerability. Through performance, video, and the written and spoken manipulation of words, Anthony’s work draws from mythology, theatre, popular culture, and critical theory.
Anthony is an Oregon native studying at PNCA. Anthony has created over 70 videos and produced several multimedia performances that straddle the line between contemporary art, theater, and popular entertainment. In 2012 Anthony was featured (with the DECEPTiCONS) in Hand2Mouth Theatre’s 2012 Risk/Reward Festival, Conduit Dance’s Dance+ Festival, and Performance Works NW’s Richard Foreman Mini-Festival.