Selected Shorts is an event at New York’s on the , in which screen and stage actors read classic and new short fiction before a live audience. The stage show began in 1985 and continues today at Symphony Space's Peter Jay Sharp Theater.
Darkly funny fictions by the likes of Stephen King and Aimee Bender, performed by Anjelica Huston, Michael Imperioli and others on the new greatest hits compilation from Selected Shorts. George Saunders' My Flamboyant Grandson Performed by Harris Yulin A world...
The annual season of the live events at Symphony Space begins in the mid-fall and ends in mid-spring. There is a theme to each Selected Shorts episode and performance. Several stories are presented around each theme. The stories are always fiction, sometimes classic, sometimes new, always performed by actors from stage, screen and television who bring these short stories to life. Evenings are often co-hosted by writers, literary producers, and other interesting characters. Symphony Space's Artistic Director Isaiah Sheffer formerly hosted the live event, although many Selected Shorts also feature guest hosts, often well-known writers, who also choose the stories to be read that evening. Mr. Sheffer died on November 9, 2012 at age 76. Actor acts as the host of the live events, since the fall of 2012.
Selected Shorts is a public radio show broadcast on over 130 stations to about 300,000 listeners. It is produced by SYMPHONY SPACE and WNYC RADIO and distributed by PUBLIC RADIO INTERNATIONAL. The radio show is recorded live at the popular New York City stage show which began in 1985 and still enjoys sell-out audiences today at the Peter Sharp Theater at Symphony Space on Broadway and 95th Street in New York City. Selected Shorts is one of the premiere reading series in New York City. The Selected Shorts podcast consistently ranks as one of the most popular podcasts on iTunes.
Selected Shorts presents
Monday, August 22nd at 7:30pm
Comedy & Drama, Talks
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