This joyful all-day celebration of Selected Shorts features the debut of newly commissioned short stories brought to life by actors, musicians, dancers, artists, and filmmakers.
With stories by Rabih Alameddine * Jenny Allen * Lesley Nneka Arimah * Aimee Bender * Marie-Helene Bertino * Jai Chakrabarti * Patrick Cottrell * Elizabeth Crane * Michael Cunningham * Patrick Dacey * Edwidge Danticat * Dave Eggers * Omar El Akkad * Jacob Guajardo * Lauren Groff * A. M. Homes * Mira Jacob * Jac Jemc * Etgar Keret * Lisa Ko * Victor LaValle * J. Robert Lennon * Ben Loory * Carmen Maria Machado * Juan Martinez * Maile Meloy * Joe Meno * Helen Phillips * Simon Rich * Namwali Serpell * Rivers Solomon * Elizabeth Strout * Susan Perabo * Luis Alberto Urrea * Jess Walter * Weike Wang
Featuring commissioned pieces inspired by the stories from illustrator Michael Arthur, filmmaker Adam Douglas Thompson, DJ Raydar Ellis, choreographers Larry Keigwin, Heidi Latsky, and Leonardo Sandoval, visual artist Roz Chast, musicians Lakecia Benjamin, Laura Gibson, Marcy Heisler & Zina Goldrich, and more!
We made a book! The incredible stories you'll hear live will also be available to read! Be the first to pre-order Small Odysseys: Selected Shorts Presents 35 New Stories, published by Algonquin Books, to be released on March 15th.
Peter Jay Sharp Theatre
Expected Run Time is 480 minutes