Author Archives: burditt

Persian-American Nowruz Fire Jumping

Main Piece: Here is a transcription of my (CB) interview with my informant (AM). CB “Okay, start by telling me why you participate in this event, what you call the event, and who  you participate with” AM “I celebrate Persian new year every year because I am Perisan and both of my family members that… Continue Reading »

One Legged Pig Joke

Here is a transcription of my (CB) interview with my informant (AH). AH: “So I heard this from my dad, but I don’t know where he heard it. There’s this delivery guy and he’s making his normal rounds, but he has to go out to this really rural part of town to deliver this package…. Continue Reading »

Theater Ghost Spotlight Ritual

Here is a transcription of my (CB) interview with my informant (AH). CB: “Can you tell me about that ritual for theater ghosts?” AH: “Uh so have you ever heard of the ghost light?” CB: “No” AH: “So its tradition in theater that when you shut down at the end of the night that you… Continue Reading »