Thursday, September 22, 2016

Anna Snoekstra

Anna Snoekstra is the author of Only Daughter.

From her Q&A with Deborah Kalb:

Q: How did you come up with the idea for Only Daughter?

A: After seeing the Ingrid Bergman film Anastasia, I was fascinated with the idea of imposters. The impersonation of missing persons has happened countless times throughout history. Martin Guerre in 16th century France; Anastasia Nikolaevna in Russia and Walter Collins in Seattle, both in the 1920s.

I was really interested to see how this scenario would play out in a seemingly perfect suburban world. I was curious to play with ideas of women performing certain roles: Wife, mother, daughter.

In Only Daughter I took this performance to its most extreme with a woman impersonating the decade-long missing Rebecca Winter. She impersonates someone that meant so many different things to the different people in her life and has to navigate the dualities of that performance.

Of course, there is one person who knows she is an imposter, and that is the person...[read on]
--Marshal Zeringue