I Have a Face by Jude Perl


Ever wondered if you’re doing it right? Well did you read the label? Life didn’t come with a label, but you will be told your whole life how you should behave or who you should be. You will be told that if you have a problem, there’s a quick fix you can buy… but somehow the problem doesn’t ever seem to really go away. Jude Perl’s insight into her personal and relatable mental health struggles of being an adult, will make you want to sing along, cry and laugh all at once.

When it comes to labels, Jude Perl’s career has been put through the wringer. For years, an aspiring indie-popsinger-songwriter, Jude was repeatedly told that she and her music were not ‘sexy’ or ‘edgy’ enough, and that she couldn’t use abrasive lyrics like ‘pimples’ or ‘lobsters wearing Calvin Klein’ or ‘appropriated Eastern Philosophy’.

Undeterred, Jude focused her energy on a comedy career. The career change seemed to work well, but while Jude tried her best to write light-hearted and relatable material, the subject matter of mental health would always sneak into her songs and stand up, without Jude even realising. It was and is such a big part of her life. So after 4 solo comedy shows, Jude wanted to write a show and talk very candidly about the experience that she, and so many others, have. She wanted it to be funny and serious, and wanted the audience to feel comfortable to laugh or not laugh as much as they wanted. She didn’t want it to be just music, or just comedy. She just wanted it to be honest.

And she didn’t want people to feel pressure to put the show into a category, to label it. Sometimes labels are super useful, particularly when you’re washing your fave jumper. But at other times, labels can halt your growth and supress you’re very existence. Jude reminds us when to be aware of these labels, and when the labels are totally useless – and most importantly, that we are not alone. She’ll talk about some tough stuff, make you laugh and make you feel truly human.


An honest and hilarious discussion of mental health with a theatrical twist.

11th Jun 2020 to 31st Oct 2020

Jude Perl
Duration: 60 minutes
Artform: Comedy
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Date Venue Location More info
11th Jun 2020 Burrinja 351 Glenfern Rd, Upwey, 3158
12th Jun 2020 Leitchville Memorial Hall Hawken Street, Leitchville, 3587
13th Jun 2020 The Cube 118 Hovell Street, Wodonga, 3689
17th Jun 2020 Williamstown Town Hall 104 Ferguson St, Williamstown, 3016
19th Jun 2020 The Bowery Theatre 309C Main Rd, St Albans, 3021
20th Jun 2020 Drum Theatre Cnr Lonsdale & Walker Streets, Dandenong, 3175
21st Jun 2020 Frankston Arts Centre Davey St, Frankston, 3199
1st Oct 2020 Gasworks Arts Park 21 Graham Street, Albert Park, 3206
8th Oct 2020 Wonthaggi Union Community Arts Centre 96 Graham St, Wonthaggi, 3995
9th Oct 2020 Geelong Performing Arts Centre 50 Little Malop Street, Geelong
15th Oct 2020 Riverlinks Eastbank 70 Welsford Street, Shepparton, 3630
16th Oct 2020 Kyneton Town Hall 129 Mollison St, Kyneton, 3444
17th Oct 2020 Montrose Town Centre 935 Mount Dandenong Tourist Road, Montrose, 3765
21st Oct 2020 Colac Otway Performing Arts & Cultural Centre Cnr Gellibrand & Rae Streets, Colac, 3250
22nd Oct 2020 Hamilton Performing Arts Centre 113 Brown St, Hamilton, 3300
23rd Oct 2020 Lighthouse Theatre 185 Timor Street, Warrnambool, 3280
24th Oct 2020 Portland Arts Centre Cnr Glenelg & Bentinck Streets, Portland, 3305
29th Oct 2020 Forge Theatre and Arts Hub 80 McKean St, Bairnsdale, 3875
30th Oct 2020 The Wedge 70 Foster St, Sale, 3820
31st Oct 2020 Latrobe Performing Arts Centre Cnr Breed and Grey Streets, Traralgon, 3844