Polarity Ensemble Books

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Polarity Ensemble Books began its life in 2006 as the publishing arm of Polarity Ensemble Theatre, publishing works by Darren Callahan, Richard Engling, and Fern Chertkow. While the theatre ceased operations in 2018, Polarity Ensemble Books has returned to life as a small press dedicated to the work of a collective of independent authors. Sign up for our newsletter to stay informed.


Give My Regards to Nowhere: A Director's Tale

As our first new work in this company reboot, Richard Engling's latest novel, Give My Regards to Nowhere: A Director's Tale, came out March 22, 2023. It's a comic novel of love, lust, and life-threatening electrical shocks set in the Chicago storefront theatre scene.


Body Mortgage is back

We have released a revised edition of Richard Engling's dystopian detective thriller Body Mortgage. It was originally published by Penguin Books USA under the Onyx imprint and by Headline in the UK. Available in Kindle or paperback.


Visions of Anna continues to win fans!

Chicago's NewCity Lit called Visions of Anna "transcendent...charmed" Find out more!

Visions of Anna

Visions of Anna

Body Mortgage

She Plays in Darkness

The White Airplane

Antigone and Macbeth: Adaptations for a War-Torn Time

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