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California Young Playwrights Contest Winner–Siobhan Snider

on February 24, 2014

Siobhan Snider

Siobhan Snider (Playwright, Opposite Togetherness, written at age 14) a sophomore, wrote her play, Opposite Togetherness, as a freshman at Point Loma High. She has always loved being inspired by and writing stories. Through Opposite Togetherness, she explored the effects of her characters’ choices on their lives. She enjoys studying and writing about history and culture. A long-distance runner, she hopes to in the future advance both as an athlete and as a writer.

How did you first get involved in writing?

I was home schooled until fifth grade, and my parents encouraged me to do a lot of reading and writing.

How did you come up with the idea for your script?

I read Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer a few months prior to having Playwrights Project come to my school, and I was intrigued by the different opinions on and experiences with society that people had in the book. I wanted to explore the effects that different lifestyles have on people.

What themes are involved in your piece?

There are commonalities between everyone.

Self-love is important.

Expression and creativity, in any form, are necessary.

Words have power.

What is the message you hope the audience takes away with them?

I hope that the audience leaves with the feeling that connectedness is something essential and beautiful, whether it be with others, yourself or your surroundings.

Do you plan to continue writing?

Yes! Writing has always been something that I have fun doing, and I plan to continue and to do my best to improve.

What do you want to be when you grow up?

My passions are history, culture and travel. I plan on becoming a cultural anthropologist, researching the culture and history of different people and groups across the world.

For more information, or to purchase tickets for the Plays by Young Writers festival, visit or call (858) 384-2970. To find out more about the California Young Playwrights Contest, visit


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