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Selected Shorts 22/23 Season

RENEW OR SUBSCRIBE TODAY!

We're excited to announce the next 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: BROOKE GLADSTONE: THE STORIES WE TELL OURSELVES

WED, JANUARY 25 | 7PM ET

Journalist and host Brooke Gladstone, journalist and host of NPR’s On the Media, loves well-told stories, so we invited her to curate a night of classic and contemporary short fiction that illuminates the hilarious, profound, and inspiring ways that we seek to understand the human condition.

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SELECTED SHORTS: MARLON & JAKE READ DEAD PEOPLE

WED, FEBRUARY 22 | 7PM ET

Booker Prize–winning and internationally bestselling author Marlon James and his editor at Riverhead Books, Jake Morrissey, host an evening of Selected Shorts inspired by their podcast, Marlon & Jake Read Dead People. In each episode, Marlon and Jake share their brutally honest opinions about our literary canon, from the spectacularly good to the hilariously bad. Now the pair bring a selection of the spectacularly good to Symphony Space with an evening of short fiction read aloud to you by actors of stage and screen.
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SELECTED SHORTS: MCSWEENEY'S 25TH ANNIVERSARY EXTRAVAGANZA

WED, MAY 10 | 7PM ET

The wondrous and imaginative world of McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern takes the stage for a singular Selected Shorts celebration. Since 1998, McSweeney’s has published award-winning fiction, essays, comics, and letters in perpetually evolving and inventive formats, from classic hardcovers and paperbacks to issues disguised as party balloons, junk mail, or even a sweaty human head. For one night only, the best of this deeply surprising and unusual magazine comes to life with performances by actors, friends, and fans.
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SELECTED SHORTS: GOES TO THE MOVIES

WED, JUNE 14 | 7PM ET

For as long as there have been moving pictures, there have been literary adaptations, join us for an evening of fabulous short fiction that has been catnip to filmmakers! Actors of stage and screen perform a funny and moving selection of stories that inspired the movies we love, along with tales that bring to life a passion for cinema.