Purge (Puhdistus) directed by Zishan Ugurlu
February 10 – February 20, 2011
First Floor Theather, New York
La MaMa’s First Floor Theatre is located at 74A East 4th Street.
A manifestation of women’s resistance and survival in the face of violence,
Sofi Oksanen merges
the historical Soviet occupation of Estonia with human trafficking,
tying the political to personal.
History and love collide in this darkly poetic rhythmic elaboration.
Sofi Oksanen’s first play Puhdistus (‘Purge’)
was staged at Finland’s National Theatre in 2007.
Sofi Oksanen was born and raised in Jyväskylä located in Central Finland.
Her father is a Finnish electrician, her mother an Estonian engineer
who grew up in Estonia during the Soviet period and immigrated
to Finland in the 1970s.
Oksanen studied literature at the Universities
of Jyväskylä and Helsinki and later drama at the Finnish Theatre Academy in Helsinki.
Oksanen is actively involved in public debate in Finland and
comments on current issues in her columns and various talk shows.
She is a self-identified bisexual and has suffered from eating disorders.
In 2009 she received an award from the organizers of Helsinki Pride for her
activism on behalf of LGBT people in the
Baltic states (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania) and Russia.
Read more about Sofi Oksanen in WIKIPEDIA
19 thoughts on “Purge (Puhdistus) February 10 – 20, 2011 in New York”
What a courageous woman!
I know what you mean….
The problem is fixed!
Welcome to play along and give your WOrds!
I posted new WO*IMA post twice but there’s some kind of technical problem.
I can see both versions in my reader but the links don’t work. Means you have the same problem.
I try to fix the problem asap.
Also she has gorgeous hair. Not to trivialize her truly impressive accomplishments, but wow pretty.
She does look and sound unique and interesting! I will follow up on YouTube to see what she has to say. I heard an interesting story about the sixties a little while back. The discussion was about how in those days, you were not considered interesting just cause you were rich, beautiful and outrageously silly, you were considered interesting because of what you had to say or had accomplished. This post brought back those words to me.
🙂 I know a few people today who have something to say……sometimes a lot…..
It sounds quite interesting. Is it a play made from a book by her, I understand?
Yep! If you’re interested “There are numerous clips of Oksanen on Youtube, and discussions of Purge” like Dan wrote 🙂
I will, thanks!
I’m waiting for your next post! hop-hop! 🙂
There are numerous clips of Oksanen on Youtube, and discussions of Purge.
Great – you’re really interested!!! Wait what I’m going to post next week! 🙂
Sounds like a very interesting person…if I was in New York would try to attend!
She is very interesting. I’ve seen her a couple of time on TV…
If I was in NY I’d attend!
Luin itsekin mielenkiinnolla tuon uutisin. Pääsisipä New Yorkiin katsomaan.
Tosi hienoa, etta Sofin tuotanto huomioidaan maailmalla!
New Yorkin esitys olisi todella mielenkiintoista kokea…