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Your favorite actors bringing short stories to life
One of the premier reading series in New York City, Selected Shorts comes to the Dallas Museum of Art with an evening of O. Henry Prize–winning stories. The prestigious anthology recently celebrated its 100th anniversary and continues to publish short stories by a mix of celebrated names and new, emerging voices. This selection of award-winning stories, curated by Selected Shorts and Arts & Letters Live staff for your listening pleasure, brings stories to life on stage read by acclaimed actors.
"MIDRASH ON HAPPINESS" BY GRACE PALEY
"NAYLA" BY YOUMNA CHLALA
"A PERMANENT MEMBER OF THE FAMILY" BY RUSSELL BANKS
"OH SHENANDOAH" BY MAURA STANTON
Wendie Malick, two-time Emmy and Golden Globe nominee, is best known for her work on Dream On, Just Shoot Me!, Frasier, and Hot in Cleveland. Recent television credits include Grace & Frankie, BoJack Horseman, This Is Us, American Housewife, Mom, The Ranch, Bluff City Law, and the Darrow & Darrow television movie series. Malick’s film credits include The American President, Waiting, Jerome, 50 Nothing, and the forthcoming The Surrogate. She was last seen onstage at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Big Night.
Zach Grenier is most often recognized for his role as David Lee on The Good Wife. He has also played series regulars on BrainDead, C16:FBI, and Touching Evil, had recurring roles on 24 and Deadwood, and has most recently appeared in The Good Fight, Blindspot, Ray Donovan, and God Friended Me. His film credits include A Shock to the System, Tommy Boy, Donnie Brasco, Fight Club, Zodiac, J. Edgar, and Crown Heights. His stage credits include the role of Thomas Cromwell in A Man for All Seasons at the Roundabout Theatre Company and Dick Cheney in David Hare’s Stuff Happens at the New York Shakespeare Festival. He was nominated for a Tony Award for his portrayal of Beethoven in Moisés Kaufman’s 33 Variations. Grenier will appear in the forthcoming film The Vizitant and the forthcoming television series Devs.
Rita Wolf most recently appeared off-Broadway at the Public Theater in Richard Nelson’s The Michaels. She will return for the second installment of Nelson’s family saga, in The Michaels Abroad, this fall. She has also been featured in the premiere of Hammaad Chaudhury's debut play An Ordinary Muslim at The New York Theatre Workshop and Emma and Max at The Flea Theatre, written and directed by Todd Solondz. Additional New York theater credits include David Greig’s The American Pilot at the Manhattan Theatre Club, for which she was nominated for a Drama Desk Award, and the premiere of Tony Kushner's Homebody/Kabul at New York Theatre Workshop and later at BAM. Film credits include Stephen Frears' My Beautiful Laundrette and Spike Lee's Girl 6. Wolf is featured in the Audible recording of Evil Eye, a noir drama written by Madhuri Shekar.
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On Saturdays at 7:00 p.m., tune in to the award-winning public radio series featuring classic and bold new stories read by acclaimed actors.