What if that which you identify with suddenly disappeared? Who would you be then? (IM)PERFEKT is a solo show about identity, beauty and labels. Sometimes you need to (literally) lose a part of yourself in order to discover who you truly are. What if you have been Perfect all along? How much precious time have you wasted living like you aren’t?
Actress Jannica Olin was the stereotypical blonde blue eyed Swede. Her long hair had always been a big part of her identity. Until suddenly, she lost it all.
In (IM)PERFEKT, Jannica takes us on a journey of exploring and uncovering that which we think we are, have to be and maybe, ultimately aren’t.
(IM)PERFEKT had it’s world premiere at the Hollywood Fringe Festival in June 2019 to sold out houses and took home the Producers’s Encore Award, a nomination for The Diverse Diva Award by The Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival, the Critics' Choice Award by Better Lemons as well as an Honorable Mention and the Gold Medal by TVOLUTION.
(IM)PERFEKT was part of the official selection for the 4th annual Binge Fringe Festival at Santa Monica Playhouse in October 2019, the 2020 Solo Stars Series and the 27th annual Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival.
“I lost all my hair in the space of 6 months to Alopecia. It was a confusing, frustrating and scary time. Why was my body all of a sudden rejecting my hair? But more importantly, was I now going to be seen as sick and ugly?
Eventually, I chose to embrace my new look as a bald woman and (IM)PERFEKT will take you on the journey of how that came to be.
But what I have become really interested in, is the conversation around our idea of what beauty is supposed to look like and where that idea comes from. Is it something that empowers us or disempowers us? Well, answer this: What thoughts do you have about yourself when you look in the mirror every morning?
Rarely are those thoughts Awesome and Empowering. Why is that? I uncover that in (IM)PERFEKT.
I want YOU to feel powerful and free to be who you are; to embrace your own unique beauty and to stand proudly in the perfection that you already are and always have been. I hope (IM)PERFEKT can have that impact.”