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Selected Shorts 22/23 Season

RENEW OR SUBSCRIBE TODAY!

We're excited to announce the first four shows in our 22/23 season of Selected Shorts on stage at Symphony Space. Subscribers enjoy the benefit of selecting their seats before tickets go on sale to the public, get a discount on tickets to all Selected Shorts performances this season, and receive advance notice of the yet-to-be-announced shows!

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

SELECTED SHORTS: BACK TO SCHOOL STORIES

WED, SEPTEMBER 28 | 7PM ET

First-day jitters, all-night cram sessions, unrequited crushes, and awkward school dances: Selected Shorts gets nostalgic with an evening of hilarious and moving short fiction about making the grade. Grab your #2 pencil and get ready to hit the books as we explore the secret lives of teachers and students.

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SELECTED SHORTS: FRIENDSHIP! WITH JANE KACZMAREK

WED, OCTOBER 19 | 7PM ET

Selected Shorts favorite Jane Kaczmarek invites pals to celebrate the art of friendship with an evening of stories devoted to new acquaintances, chosen family, and everything in between. Actors from stage and screen perform funny, moving, captivating short fiction about finding and holding on to your people.

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ANDREW SEAN GREER


SELECTED SHORTS: THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES 2022 WITH ANDREW SEAN GREER

WED, NOVEMBER 16 | 7PM ET

Pulitzer Prize winner and bestselling novelist Andrew Sean Greer (Less) hosts an evening honoring the highly anticipated annual collection that celebrates the best of the form. Greer’s literary picks come to life in this special evening pairing together some of the most exciting short stories and actors of today.

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SELECTED SHORTS: GRACE PALEY CENTENNIAL HOSTED BY LAUREN GROFF

WED, DECEMBER 07 | 7PM ET

In honor of the centennial of renowned writer and activist Grace Paley, Selected Shorts pays tribute to her enduring legacy with an evening of classic tales curated from her Collected Stories, a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award finalist. Fellow National Book Award finalist and bestselling author Lauren Groff (Matrix) leads a cast of actors and admirers in celebrating Paley’s unmatched talent for illuminating the real world through fiction, poetry, and essay.