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The public radio series that presents extraordinary performances of classic and new short stories wants to come to you.

Interested in booking Selected Shorts?

Rob Robbins
[email protected]

5030 Broadway, Suite 812
New York, NY 10034

Selected Shorts features classic short fiction by masters such as Zora Neale Hurston, Flannery O’Connor and Dorothy Parker; contemporary greats like Grace Paley, Raymond Carver, and John Cheever; and the bold and experimental voices of Neil Gaiman, Amy Hempel, Sherman Alexie, Michael Cunningham, and Haruki Murakami.

Recently, House star Robert Sean Leonard, B.D. Wong, Campbell Scott, Sonia Manzano, Jane Curtin, David Strathairn,Fionnula Flanagan, Amy Ryan, Denis O’Hare, Mia Dillion, Keir Dullea, and Jill Eikenberry joined us on tour.

Selected Shorts on Tour is perfect for theatres, libraries, college campuses, and conferences. The Selected Shorts name reaches audiences nationwide through our radio broadcast, establishing fans and cultivating an appreciation for literature in performance. Over the past 30 years Shorts has toured all over the country, visiting hundreds of venues — including The Getty Museum, Steppenwolf, The Dallas Museum of Art, The Westport Playhouse, and many more.

Programs can be selected from a diverse collection of popular themes, such as Food Fictions, Pets, Tales of Betrayal, Odd Couples, Unforgettable Journeys, and more.

For Colleges

Selected Shorts can work to tailor the program by working with your Creative Writing or English department. Student and/or faculty fiction could be read alongside contemporary and classic literature by a cast of first-rate actors.

Upcoming Shows

Selected Shorts: Etgar Keret & Joyce Carol Oates
Sep 18, 2019 at 7:30pm

Selected Shorts: Best American Short Stories 2019 with Anthony Doerr
Oct 2, 2019 at 7:30pm

Selected Shorts: The Penguin Book of Italian Short Stories with Jhumpa Lahiri
Nov 7, 2019 at 7:30pm