The Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, literary scholar, and cultural critic presents an evening of classic and contemporary stories inspired by his latest curated work, The Portable Nineteenth-Century African American Women Writers, which tells the stories of African American women who changed the course of history with their writings on abolition, suffrage, temperance, and civil rights.
Selected Shorts is produced by Symphony Space and broadcast on more than 150 stations around the country. The Selected Shorts podcast consistently ranks as one of the most popular podcasts on iTunes. The series began in 1985 and enjoys sold-out performances to this day. Selected Shorts was conceived with a simple premise: take great stories by well-known and emerging writers and have them performed by terrific actors of stage and screen. Featuring stories around a lively theme, the favorite works of a guest author, or a special collaboration, each Selected Shorts event is a unique night of literature in performance.
Actors subject to change.
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