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We're sorry to share that the January 21-23 performances of The Great Leap have been canceled, as we've detected breakthrough cases of COVID-19 in the production group. If you have tickets to one of these performances, please explore your ticket options here. Our highest priority is always the health and safety of every cast, crew, staff, and audience members in the theater, so we appreciate your flexibility and understanding.

​Carla Rossi and Pepper Pepper are GLOOP

Event Details
Monday, February 21, 2022
7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. PST
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Ellyn Bye Studio
$15 to $25 sliding scale*

*Arts for All pricing is available through the Box Office at 503-445-3700.

Portland's own Carla Rossi and Pepper Pepper bring you a brand new, evening-length drag explosion in GLOOP, the first live and local performance from this avant-garde drag duo since 2019! 

In GLOOP, Carla and Pepper are slated to lead a psychedelic wellness seminar in Sedona until their party bus runs out of gas at Portland Center Stage, where they're left with no choice but to teach homodalities and hole-istic healing practices — and all before the mushrooms kick in. 

Tackling art therapy, micro-dosing, land acknowledgments, and demonstrating what it looks like when a drag queen has a meltdown while lipsyncing on an actively-inflating airbed, GLOOP will teach you how to overcome (and monetize) your limiting beliefs through a gauntlet of spectacularly unhinged drag from two of Portland's most beloved grifters.

About Anthony Hudson (Carla Rossi)
About Anthony Hudson (Carla Rossi)

Anthony Hudson (Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians) is a multidisciplinary artist and writer sometimes better known as Portland’s premiere drag clown Carla Rossi. Together they host and program Queer Horror at the historic Hollywood Theatre. Anthony has received project support and fellowships from the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation, First Peoples Fund, National Performance Network,  Oregon Arts Commission, Oregon Community Foundation, USArtists International, and more; Anthony's performances have been featured at the New York Theatre Workshop, La Mama, Portland and Seattle Art Museums, Portland Center Stage, PICA's TBA Festival, and have toured internationally. Find out more at TheCarlaRossi.com.

About Pepper Pepper
About Pepper Pepper

So spice, they named her twice — Pepper Pepper (aka Kaj-anne Pepper) is a performance artist, writer, and multimedia video maker. Their work explores the comedy and vulnerability of life through a surreal filter of magic, history, and technology. Pepper's 15+ year participation in Portland's drag nightlife is complemented with many collaborations with Portland theater and dance luminaries like Hand2Mouth Theater, Linda Austin Dance, and as an original member of Flock Dance Center. Recently Pepper was a 2020 Oregon Visual Arts Fellow and is currently an Alembic Artist in Residence at Performance Works Northwest, exploring a new solo about queer histories, memory, and the moon. 

Portland Center Stage is committed to identifying & interrupting instances of racism & all forms of oppression, through the principles of inclusion, diversity, equity, & accessibility (IDEA).

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