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New Safety Measures at Symphony Space

We are thrilled to be welcoming you back to in-person events at Symphony Space!

The health and safety of all are our top priorities. Symphony Space requires that all staff, artists, and patrons be vaccinated and that everyone (except performers on stage) wear masks while in the building.

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Selected Shorts 21/22 Season

GREAT REASONS TO SUBSCRIBE OR RENEW

Selected Shorts subscribers enjoy the best actors, the best stories, and the best value. In addition, you receive exclusive subscriber benefits including:

  • Great seats - Subscribers enjoy the benefit of selecting their seats before tickets go on sale to the general public, and for those of you who have been enjoying the same seats for years, we are saving them just for you through September 10th!
  • Ticket discounts - Subscribers enjoy a $3 per ticket discount on all Selected Shorts performances this season
  • Advance notice of new shows - Subscribers will be the first to know when Symphony Space announces new performances of Selected Shorts

Subscribe or renew today!

You can create your series by filling out the subscription form or emailing [email protected].


A NIGHT AT THE THEATER

WED, OCTOBER 06 | 7:30PM ET

A celebratory night of short fiction about the triumphs and heartbreaks of life in the theater. Hosted by Tony Award-winning actor Santino Fontana (Tootsie).

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THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES 2021 WITH JESMYN WARD

WED, OCTOBER 20 | 7:30PM ET

Celebrated two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward (Sing,Unburied,Sing) introduces her selections for the most anticipated short story collection of the year. Hosted by series editor Heidi Pitlor.

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PLOUGHSHARES AT 50 WITH CLAIRE MESSUD & JAMES WOOD

TUES, NOVEMBER 09 | 7:30PM ET

We team up to present a night of engaging and surprising stories from the beloved literary journal. Hosted by husband and wife literary couple Claire Messud (The Woman Upstairs) and James Wood (How Fiction Works). With Aimee Bender and Jamel Brinkley.

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JOKES & POEMS WITH MIKE BIRBIGLIA & J. HOPE STEIN

WED, DECEMBER 08 | 7:30PM ET

An evening of hilarious and big-hearted short stories, poetry, and, of course, a joke or two. Hosted by comedian Mike Birbiglia and poet J. Hope Stein.

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A CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION OF KURT VONNEGUT, JR.

WED, JANUARY 19 | 7:30PM ET

In 1922, one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century was born, and through his darkly comic works he spoke out about the ravages of war, political corruption, social injustice, and human foibles. We honor this prolific, complex, and remarkable author with an evening of humorous and poignant short fiction curated from the posthumously published collection, Complete Works.

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ALL OF IT WITH ALISON STEWART

WED, FEBRUARY 16 | 7:30PM ET

Host of the hit WNYC radio show All of It, Alison Stewart takes the stage for a night of stories gathered from her popular Get Lit on-air book club.