The Performance of Heartbreak and Other Plays

by Scott Caan

A collection of eleven one- and two-act plays.

With hints of Samuel Beckett, Sam Shepard, Neil LaBute, and Tracy Letts, Scott Caan grapples with the emotional interiors of people in a fractured world. Whether writing about actors, lovers, or co-workers, Caan takes on the complicated tension between what we say and what we feel, how we grapple with the world publicly and privately, and what that difference says about us as people. 

Caan's training as an actor imbues his words with a sense of play and the characters he leaves other actors to create within these plays are deep and open to interpretation. The Performance of Heartbreak and Other Plays is the introduction of an exciting new voice in American theater.

Includes special foreword by Val Lauren and introduction by Robert Carnegie.

Rare Bird Books, A Barnacle Book
Paperback, 2015: 9781942600015
US $20.00 | Drama
Also available in ebook formats

Scott Caan is an actor, playwright, and photographer. He has published two collections of photography, Scott Caan Photographs Vol. 1 and Vanity, and appeared in over forty films and television shows.

Val Lauren is a long-time member of the repertory theater company Playhouse West, a west coast division of Sanford Meisner's Neighborhood Playhouse in New York City. He's starred in many plays, films, and television shows, including Sal and The Sound and the Fury.

Robert Carnegie was born on March 11, 1951 in Berryville, Virginia. He is an actor known for his roles in William Friedkin's Cruising with Al Pacino and dozens of other films and television shows in addition to co-founding Playhouse West with Jeff Goldblum in 1981. All three live in Los Angeles.