Author Archives: Sophia Ruiz

Circle — A High School Theater Ritual

Main Piece:  Before every show we always had this thing called Circle, and the purpose of Circle was to kind of like, get you hyped up and get your nerves out, and kind of keep you from being shy or feeling stage fright by doing silly, silly things, and seeing people do silly things. And… Continue Reading »

Tale of Golem (Kid’s Version)

Main Piece: Collector (me): So like, what’s the version [of Golem] you first grew up with and are most familiar with? Informant: So the first one I heard is not gonna be the most common, but the first one I heard, but it’s like trying to teach little Jewish kids “Don’t be a kvetcher,” which… Continue Reading »

The Tale of Salmon Boy

Main Piece: The way that I heard it— so I heard different versions of it over time, like all my teachers told me slightly different stories. Um one of the field trips we went on in elementary school was going to the salmon hatchery which is the place where you hatch salmon…as I’m sure you… Continue Reading »