Clown Down: Failed to Mount
Created and Performed by Carla Rossi (Anthony Hudson)
Presented in association with Risk/Reward and PNCA
November 14-17, 2019
Thursday-Saturday at 8:00pm
Sunday at 5:00pm
Venue: PNCA, 511 NW Broadway St
CLOWN DOWN opens with Portland's premier drag clown Carla Rossi (Anthony Hudson) being crushed by a new cabinet after she fails to mount it to the wall. Taking the traditional one-person show and turning it on its head by trapping its star under a piece of furniture, CLOWN DOWN tackles anxiety, depression, artistic blocks, and your favorite everyday traumas in a warped tribute to Mister Rogers and absurdist theatre. Using song, dance, immersive animated environments, and a talking pickle, Carla asks what it means to make art when our physical and mental health is under constant attack, nonetheless in a world on the brink of environmental and nuclear apocalypse -- and all from underneath a hastily-made Swedish cabinet.