3 HOLE PRESS is a small press bringing new audiences to new plays in printed formats. The Press is a home for investigations of the play form and current systems of play distribution. We publish titles that expand our notions of what a play is, how we reflect on theatre, and the possibilities for drama on the page.

The Press operates through three connected approaches:

  • PUBLICATION: The Press publishes plays with a special eye towards the reading experience. While plays are typically published following a premiere, the Press publishes scripts regardless of their relationship to production, based on the belief that the language of a play and its form on a page are in and of itself a valuable medium. Additionally, the Press views publishing as a step towards making contemporary theatre more accessible. Why should our experience of plays be limited to what is on stage at our local theater? And what about plays as something we can underline, study closely, and return to over the course of years? The Press creates a route for plays and playwrights to have their work read in the context of a larger, ongoing cultural conversation. 

  • REFLECTING ON PLAYS: The Press seeks to provide a platform for finding new ways to reflect on plays, whether live or in printed form. We publish critical writings on the connections between plays, other artworks, and daily life. Each play we publish is paired with an original introduction by an artist outside the theatre. 

  • ? : This is the evolving hole of the press, where we ask what theatre is and what its place in culture could be. 


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Our publications are printed through the support of the New York State Council for the Arts, Brooklyn College and contributions from readers. Want to support the future of independent experimental play publishing? 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.




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