Interviewee ID: 990352
Parent's name: Damba
Year of Birth: 1973
Notes on education: büren dund
Born in: Ulaangom sum, Uvs aimag
Lives in: [None Given] sum (or part of UB), Darhan-Uul aimag
Mother's profession: factory worker
Father's profession: teacher
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Summary of Interview 090760A with Hishigdelger
Though she was born in Uvs aimag in 1973, she has lived in Darhan from the age of one. At secondary school she used to attend a play circle. Having completed secondary school, she was employed at the Youth theatre and she assisted in establishing the Puppet theatre. Initially there were ten of them. She used to watch theatre performances a lot. Though it was established in 1991, with the privatization process it was unified with the Youth theatre, breaking it up. During the four years she worked there, the Puppet theatre worked with great results. They put on 2 big children’s plays and they cooperated with the Buriad Puppet theatre. The first year she worked without a salary and later the Ministry of Culture started to support them. With the break-up of the theatre a few people have remained as actors.
With the break-up of the theatre in 1994 she came to Ulaanbaatar and attended the Bers school but her parents’ health was bad therefore she quit the school and returned to Darhan. From 1991 she started believing in Christ. When she told her father about it, he was reluctant, for he was educated by the communist ideology but he approved of her faith. At that time the New Testament has been published for the first time. Her dad read the New Testament and used to talk with his daughter about it. They had meetings at her place and her mom sat there and eventually she also believed. Her dad has told her not to invite lamas to his funeral and truly they couldn’t find a lama then. She buried her mom according to Christian customs.