Two South Aussie women are using music and humour to educate and entertain people about menstrual health this Fringe.
On a mission to empower people who menstruate, Carla Anita Mattiazzo and Libby Trainor Parker have both created their own, independent period drama… with music and comedy.
Period, four seasons, one cycle and Endo Days both seek to inform and empower people about periods, period pain and all things ‘that time of the month’.
Following a sold out season in 2021, winner of Best Cabaret Fringe Weekly Award, Endo Days is a singing support group for patients, partners, parents and people affected by endometriosis, a painful, incurable chronic illness that affects one in nine people who menstruate.
Showing at female-led venue The Lark at Gluttony every weekend of Fringe at the endo-friendly time of 4:30pm, Endo Days features new, original songs, and even more chronic comedy about life with a painful pelvis and offering tips and tricks to live well from the co-writer of State and Federal Government funded schools program PPEP Talk (Periods, Pain and Endometriosis Program) Libby Trainor Parkers.
“In 2022, we’re back bigger, better and more bloated than ever!” author of forthcoming book Endo Days Libby Trainor Parker says. “Since being diagnosed following a 22 year delay, I have dedicated my life to educating, supporting and advocating for people with endometriosis. Our show has helped so many people and we do it with some catchy tunes, lots of helpful information and a very healthy dose of humour. That’s endotainment!”
Period, four seasons, one cycle by award winning, cabaret queen Carla Anita Mattiazzo is set to debunk the myths, rumours and shame about periods for good.
Carla is staying true to her confessional brand and she’s doing it all for the good of the powerful people with periods with an eclectic musical soundtrack and the mission to inspire the audience to be loud and proud about menstruation. With $1 going to a ‘bleeders in need’ charity and a collections container at each show, audiences can be sure to feel good about giving back.
“Period, four seasons, one cycle is a love letter to the beautiful bloody bleeders,” Carla Anita Mattiazzo says. “It’s part of changing the stigma, being part of the positive narrative when it comes to periods and bridging the gap with period poverty knowledge all through the art of cabaret and comedy. Here’s to the powerful people with periods!”
With a healthy agenda that definitely won’t (period) cramp your style, these two shows are for everyone who has periods, knows someone with a period, or just simply wants to have a bloody good night out.
Dates: 19, 20, 26, 27 Feb, 5, 6, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20 Mar
The Lark, Gluttony
Period, four seasons, one cycle
18 Feb – 18 March
Stone and Chalk – the launch pad
Cnr North Tce and Frome Rd
The old Adelaide Hospital