Tripwire Harlot is a small artist-driven press that began in late 2019 as an imprint of Savage Candy Productions. It was initially founded by playwright Sheila Callaghan as a thought experiment, and soon grew into a platform for amplifying under-represented voices in the American Theater and beyond.
Tripwire Harlot is dedicated to spotlighting adventurous work that might otherwise be overlooked by risk-averse institutions. It seeks to give voice to unique, insightful perspectives through interrogation and creative inquiry. It challenges our presumed limitations around dramatic works in print.
And as a registered L.L.C., Tripwire functions as a vehicle for authors to monetize their work. Aside from printing expenses and general overhead, all proceeds from book sales go directly to the artists. Authors retain the rights to their work in full without being subject to commissions, royalties, licensing fees, distribution costs, etc.