3 HOLE PRESS is a home for exploring performance in printed formats. We publish titles that expand our notions of plays, scripts, and scores, how we engage with them, and how we distribute them.
The Press operates through three connected approaches:
PUBLICATION: 3 Hole publishes with a special eye towards the reading experience. While plays and performance texts are typically published following a premiere, the Press publishes works regardless of their relationship to production, based on the belief that scripts and scores are in and of themselves valuable mediums. We publish scripts to underline, study closely, return to over the years.
REFLECTION: Each book we publish pairs a script with an original introduction by an artist in a different field. We are interested in finding new ways to reflect on plays and performance, whether live or in printed form.
DISTRIBUTION: Why should our experience of contemporary drama and performance be limited to what is on stage at our local venue? Through publication and readings, the Press creates a route for artists working in theatre and performance to have their work shared in the context of a larger, ongoing cultural conversation.
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In order to keep our titles accessible, we operate with a non-profit model. Our publications are printed through the support of the New York State Council for the Arts and contributions from readers. Want to support us? You can do it! Here!
3 Hole Press is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of 3 Hole Press must be made payable to “Fractured Atlas” only and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.