THE INTERSECTION // Ask Dr. Carla
- Fri, Mar 15
Run Time: 60 min.
Doors Open 6:30 p.m.; Performance at 7 p.m. Tickets $25.
Rating: PG-13 / R / Don’t bring your children.
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Ready to take the leap into therapy? Great! Because you’re in need and Dr. Carla needs your money. Ask Dr. Carla is a hilarious new night of improvisational drag comedy starring Portland’s premier drag clown Carla Rossi—she might not have degrees or qualifications, but she has a full bar, liability waivers, and a couch with your name on it. Joined by her enterprising receptionist Svetlana Trantastic, Carla and Svetty welcome a special celebrity client (this month it’s Portland’s own David Saffert and Jillian Snow as Liberace & Liza!) onto the couch each session so you—and they—don’t have to do all the work. Ask Dr. Carla: it’s like a late night talk show, except it’s unlicensed therapy with unhinged drag queens.
Anthony Hudson / Carla Rossi:
Anthony Hudson is a Grand Ronde and Siletz artist and writer also known as Portland’s premier drag clown Carla Rossi. Anthony’s performance work, from his award-winning solo show Looking for Tiger Lily to Queer Horror at the Hollywood Theatre, the only LGBTQ horror film and performance series in the country, have earned him national fellowships, international engagements, and sainthood from the Portland Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. A 2023 FSG Writer’s Fellowship finalist and 2024 Tin House resident, Anthony’s writing has appeared in American Theatre and Arts and International Affairs, and he is currently adapting Looking for Tiger Lily into a book.
TheCarlaRossi.com / @thecarlarossi
Jillian Snow is a singer and actor who graduated from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City. She has worked predominately in comedy, gracing the stages of Gotham Comedy Club, the Laugh Factory, and Comix NYC as a Liza Minnelli impersonator. After seeing her perform, Michael Musto of the Village Voice said, “This could open up Minnelli to a whole new audience!” Jillian temporarily hung up the Liza wig when she was offered the part of Janis Joplin in the Off-Broadway production of “27 Heaven.” Soon after, her love for portraying those for whom she idolized became a fruitful and fulfilling venture. Eventually, Jillian fled New York so she could get some sleep and found exile in Portland, Oregon. She was recently featured in the U.S. premiere of Liza, Liza, Liza and is often invited to perform portraying not only Liza, but also Bernadette Peters, Marlene Dietrich, Patsy Cline, and Judy Garland. While her sharp comic timing and exaggerated Liza quirks will have audiences doubled over in laughter, it’s when she starts belting out songs that it quickly becomes clear that her talent is no joke.