Author Archives: Alexandra Kyllingstad


Background: My informant is a twenty-two year old student at USC. She is originally from Pennsylvania and came to LA to study screenwriting. As a writer, she makes it her business to be familiar with a variety of legendary creatures from different regions and cultures; she is ethnically Jewish. Performance: “This is one of my… Continue Reading »

Nursing Superstitions

Background: My informant is a twenty-one-year-old college student in Boston, Massachusetts. She is studying to be a nurse and has worked in the emergency room at both Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Performance: “I’m not technically a nurse yet so I’ve only really seen this stuff happen…but you kind of catch on…. Continue Reading »

No New Waves

Background: My informant is a twenty-five year old USC graduate who splits his time between Los Angeles and his home in La Jolla, CA. The informant is a lab assistant but spends the majority of his free time surfing. It’s both a personal passion and family activity that has taken him all over the world…. Continue Reading »

The Wooden Table

Background: My informant is a twenty-one year old student at USC; she’s studying neuroscience with an eye towards medical school. Her father is Laotian and French and her mother is French. Performance: “Both of my parents believe in ghosts. This happened to my mom — or maybe it didn’t happen to her but it happened… Continue Reading »