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(IM)PERFEKT

solo performance · jannica olin · Ages 13+ · family friendly · world premiere · one person show · 1hr · United States of America

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JESSICA DURDOCK MORENO certified reviewer June 23, 2019
A brilliant and sparkling expression of the challenges of simply walking through the world as a woman. Jannica Olin has crafted an effortlessly executed and deeply personal account of finding her own “perfektion” amidst the violence and disempowerment of misogyny and patriarchy.... full review
APRIL WISH certified reviewer June 10, 2019
tagged as: Strength · beauty · self love · Identity
This show was thoughtful, clever, educational without preaching, extremely brave and moving - but also managed to be entirely uplifting. I didn’t just get to learn more about Jannica, I learned about myself. She turns the mirror on to the audience and challenges us to look at our labels and assumptions. And I left inspired by her journey, which she masterfully made about broader themes of image and self-love. ... full review
CORWIN EVANS certified reviewer July 02, 2019
A common trope amongst one-person-shows is a friendly presentation of a misunderstood affliction or issue, where our performer takes us on a biographical journey through their unique experience. This can be an exhausting and tedious adventure for many, who forget to engage their audiences with charm and kindness in their public therapy session. (IM)PERFEKT does not fall into this trap, presented with charm and charisma by Jannica Olin. Jannica's ebullient and effervescent performance relates to us a heartbreaking examination of beauty and self-value in one of the cities most prone to shallowness in the world.... full review
AMANDA LAINBERGER certified reviewer July 02, 2019
tagged as: uplifting · quirky · funny
A brave storyteller showing the audience what it was like to transition from a society standard “normal” girl to one that loses something that makes society accept women: her hair. It was quirky, funny, imaginative, sad, uplifting, and so many other things. ... full review
ANGELA BEEVERS certified reviewer June 25, 2019
A powerful, honest show. Olin is a great performer. I love her straightforward approach, that mixes well with the characters she seamlessly melts into her story. She shines a light on allopecia, something I didn't know enough about, but what truly sets this apart is the fact that the story she's really telling is all about self-love and acceptance, and that is something so relatable to everyone (especially us women!). I loved it!... full review
MARNIE OLSON certified reviewer June 29, 2019
A beautifully seamless and moving solo show by a delightful performer. LOVED it!... full review
JENNIFER CHUN certified reviewer June 30, 2019
This was a lovely, empowering piece. Jannica Olin is a skillful and talented actor who seamlessly carried the audience along with her in her journey through her loss and rediscovery of feminine identity. At one point, Jannica decides to shave her hair completely. I cried as I remembered cutting my mother's hair when she had cancer and how she wept as I did and told me that her femininity was being taken away. This piece explores the absurdity of how important hair is to a woman's self worth. ... full review
CLIVE ASHBORN certified reviewer July 01, 2019
tagged as: moving · funny
Brilliant funny, moving and wonderful performance. ... full review
LINDSEY MALLARD certified reviewer June 29, 2019
So lovely to see such a lovely and true story on a stage through the veil of honesty AND comedy. It was so so lovely. Each step gives you a true journey of what Jannica has gone through and the mental, physical, and emotional repercussions of dealing with a life that wasn't necessarily expected. It was so beautiful. ... full review
CRYSTAL BUSH certified reviewer June 29, 2019
tagged as: hero · Stunning · sexy · lovable · Bold
Wow, wow, wow, (Im) Perfekt is daring and bold. Jannica takes us on a creative and insightful ride of introspection on how we go through life so consumed with how we look, who we want to be, who we think we are, and the constant labling of others and ourselves. Her character work is stunning. I love all the characters so fun and smart. Alopecia blaming immune system was simply genius. Jannica's story was so heartfelt and moving, I laughed and I definitely cried. Thank you for this amzing message and reminder of how important it is to look deeper into ourselves, beyond what we perceive as perfect. ... full review