If you’ve ever struggled to lead a creatively satisfying professional life, there’s a good chance Cass’s story will resonate. Cass’s chosen career path? Theater. After an entire decade of working on “weird downtown plays” as a no-name playwright in NYC, she wins an award along with $50,000 and lands herself an off-Broadway debut. She’s 33 and being lauded as a “fierce new voice” that’s both queer and feminist. Finally, she’s reached the tipping point in her career. Everything is taking off. The only problem is the higher you rise, the harder you fall. Cass falls hard, fleeing to LA after a scandal of her own making. There, she’s thrust into another landscape of ambition: film, and fame for fame’s sake. We Play Ourselves is a wry, intelligent, and sincere grappling with the ideas of failure and success.
—Anika, Phinney Books, Seattle, WA