53rd State Press publishes new plays and performance texts that interrogate, challenge, renew, and emblazon the language of performance.

53rd State Press is co-edited by Karinne Keithley Syers and Antje Oegel. Working on a small, sustainable model, and functioning as part of the creative community, we publish writing for performance that particularly tends toward new directions in the theatrical imagination of language. Work in translation is also part of our purview, and we look forward to bringing volumes of plays translated into English, along with other imaginative texts and scores from contemporary performance communities. 53rd State Press is also engaged in finding and distributing documentation of interdisciplinary performance and choreographic composition. In 2013 we will launch a new series of dance pamphlets.

53rd State Press was founded in 2007 by Karinne Keithley, and she published seven books on her own before joining forces with Antje.

We're too tiny to take play submissions, sorry! But we do have an open call for dance pamphlets submissions.