Selected Shorts

HD2: Sundays 4:00-5:00 pm

"Selected Shorts: Let Us Tell You A Story" presents some of the finest artists in American theater and screen reading short fiction by classic, contemporary and bold new writers.

Each program is recorded live at Peter Norton Symphony Space in Manhattan. The programs have featured works by master writers, from Chekhov to Wharton and Hemingway; stories by contemporary greats from John Updike to Alice Walker; and the fresh works of new literary talents, from Pulitzer Prize-winning Jhumpa Lahiri to promising newcomers like Rattawut Lapchararoensap and Etgar Keret.

Favorite "Selected Shorts" actors who have read in recent seasons are Hope Davis, Alec Baldwin, Cynthia Nixon, Liev Schreiber, Sally Field, Willem Dafoe, Robert Sean Leonard, David Strathairn and Stephen Colbert.


“One of the finest evenings at the theatre.”

David Sedaris about Selected Shorts