Selected Shorts teams up with The Paris Review, America's most popular and influential literary magazine, famous for discovering new writers such as Philip Roth, Angela Flournoy, and Edward P. Jones. Led by Paris Review contributor, Nell Freudenberger, celebrated author Ottessa Moshfegh (Eileen) and actors Robert Sean Leonard (At Home at the Zoo), Blythe Danner (Patrick Melrose), Colby Minifie (Jessica Jones), and more present an evening of classic and contemporary fiction from the archives.
Produced in cooperation with The Paris Review Podcast
The Paris Review is America's most popular and influential literary magazine. It is famous for discovering new writers (Jack Kerouac, Philip Roth, Adrienne Rich, T. C. Boyle, Jeffrey Eugenides, Joy Williams, Jay McInerney, David Foster Wallace, Edward P. Jones, Emma Cline, Ottessa Moshfegh, et al.) and for its interview series, Writers at Work. Founded in Paris in 1953 by expatriates George Plimpton and Peter Mathiessen, the Review moved its headquarters to New York in the late 1950s, where it has remained. In addition, The Paris Review Podcast launched this February and features a phantasmagoric blend of classic stories and poems; interviews with the likes of James Baldwin, Jack Kerouac, and Dorothy Parker; and new work and original readings by the cutting-edge writers of our time.
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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