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CLOWN DOWN with Carla Rossi

Nov 16 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM


511 Building - Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design

Shipley / Collins Mediatheque

Tickets are Pay-What-You-Can

CCA&C Lectures

511 NW Broadway
Portland, Oregon, 97209   [map]

RISK/REWARD and the Center of Contemporary Art & Culture at PNCA present CLOWN DOWN!

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, video, 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.

Show times are:

Thu, Nov 14th, 2019 at 8:00 pm

Fri, Nov 15th, 2019 at 8:00 pm

Sat, Nov 16th, 2019 at 8:00 pm

Sun, Nov 17th, 2019 at 5:00 pm

Tickets are Pay-What-You-Can (suggested value: $20)

This project is funded in part by the Regional Arts and Culture Council and Oregon Arts Commission