STATE OF THE PERIOD 2019
WHAT: On September 12, 2019 PERIOD will our host second-annual “State of the Period” where we will bring together 400 of our strongest supporters to talk about the progress and future of the Menstrual Movement. This year we will be continuing on with our theme of “Stand Up for Periods.” We’re lining up an amazing group of musicians and comedians to make it an unforgettable night!
The event will be hosted by Storm Large, comedy will be done by Taylor Tomlinson, and a special interview will be conducted by Courtenay Hameister, former host of Live Wire, a nationally-syndicated public radio show,
There will be a 3 course meal served with cocktails.
WHEN: September 12th, 2019 from 5:30pm to 9:30pm
WHERE: The Redd, Portland, OR.
About Storm Large
Storm Large: musician, actor, playwright, author, awesome. She shot to national prominence as a contestant on the CBS show Rock Star: Supernova, where despite having been eliminated in the semifinals, Storm built a fan base that continues to follow her around the world.
Career highlights include performances with the San Francisco, Pittsburgh, Houston, Toronto, Baltimore, BBC, Phoenix, and Vancouver Symphonies, and her Carnegie Hall debut singing Weill’s Seven Deadly Sins with the Detroit Symphony. Storm debuted with the band Pink Martini in 2011, singing four sold-out concerts with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center.
About Courtenay Hameister
Courtenay Hameister is an author, teacher and columnist who hosted the radio variety show Live Wire for 9 years and whose work can be found on McSweeney's, in Oregon Humanities Magazine, Portland Monthly and more. Her first book, Okay Fine Whatever: The Year I Went From Being Afraid of Everything to Only Being Afraid of Most Things, is available now from Little, Brown and Company.
About Taylor Tomlinson
Taylor Tomlinson has been featured on Conan, MTV’s Safe Word, Comedy Central's Adam Devine's House Party, was a top ten finalist on season 9 of NBC's Last Comic Standing, and her stand-up special is currently streaming on Netflix. Taylor was recently honored as a Top 10 Comedian To Watch at the prestigious Montreal Comedy Festival.
Taylor started doing stand-up at just 16 years old and has been letting stand-up slowly ruin her life ever since. She is one of the country’s youngest currently touring headliners, delighting audiences coast-to-coast with her sharp crowd work, biting wit, and wonderfully self-deprecating point of view.