Watch Symphony Space Selected Shorts LIVE

In the first ever virtual edition of Symphony Space’s long-running Selected Shorts, four familiar actors are reading the following short stories:

Riding Solo by Simon Rich
Performed by Maulik Pancholy

Miss Laura’s School for Esquire Men by Carmen Maria Machado
Performed by Emily Skeggs

The Meeting by Aimee Bender
Performed by Allison Williams

Magnificent Desolation by Jess Walter
Performed by Bobby Cannavale

“Riding Solo” by Simon Rich, from Hits and Misses (Little, Brown and Company, 2018). Copyright © 2018 by Simon Rich. Used by permission of Levine Greenberg Rostan Literary Agency.

“Miss Laura’s School for Esquire Men” by Carmen Maria Machado, from Tin House (July 2013). Copyright © 2013 by Carmen Maria Machado. Used by permission of Neon Literary.

“The Meeting” by Aimee Bender, from Willful Creatures (Anchor Books, 2005). Copyright © 2005 by Aimee Bender. Used by permission of Dunow, Carlson & Lerner Literary Agency.

“Magnificent Desolation” by Jess Walter, from The Spokesman-Review (September 2019). Copyright © 2019 by Jess Walter. Used by permission of John Hawkins and Associates, Inc.

Author: New York Theater

Jonathan Mandell is a 3rd generation NYC journalist, who sees shows, reads plays, writes reviews and sometimes talks with people.

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