Selected Shorts: Night at the Movies with Roxane Gay

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For as long as there have been moving pictures, there have been thrilling adaptations of great literary works. Selected Shorts partners with the Tribeca Festival to celebrate the eternal romance between page and screen with an evening of spellbinding short fiction that has been catnip to screenwriters, along with tales that bring to life our passion for showbiz. Hosted by Roxane Gay (Difficult WomenWorld of Wakanda), with performances by Marin Ireland (The Umbrella Academy), Kyra Sedgwick (Call Your Mother), Michael Stuhlbarg (Your Honor), and Pauletta Washington (Reasonable Doubt).

The Tribeca Festival brings artists and diverse audiences together to celebrate storytelling in all its forms, including film, TV, music, audio storytelling, games, and immersive. With strong roots in independent film, Tribeca is synonymous with creative expression and entertainment. Tribeca champions emerging and established voices, discovers award-winning talent, curates innovative experiences, and introduces new ideas through exclusive premieres, exhibitions, conversations, and live performances. The annual Tribeca Festival will celebrate its 22nd year from June 7–18, 2023 in New York City. Follow @TribecaAudio for more

Selected Shorts is produced by Symphony Space and broadcast on more than 130 stations around the country. The series began in 1985 and enjoys sold-out performances to this day. Selected Shorts was conceived with a simple premise: take great stories by well-known and emerging writers and have them performed by terrific actors of stage and screen. Featuring stories around a lively theme, the favorite works of a guest author, or a special collaboration, each Selected Shorts event is a unique night of literature in performance.

In Person

Wed June 14 - 7:00 PM

*Rush Tickets available at venue except for Beacon Theatre
Rush will be offered when advanced tickets for a screening or event are no longer available at venues other than Beacon Theatre. The Rush system functions as a standby line that will form at the venue approximately one hour prior to scheduled start time. Admittance is based on availability and will begin roughly 10 minutes prior to program start time. Rush Tickets are the same price as advance tickets and are payable upon entry.

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