Selected Shorts: Surprised by Love

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JANE KACZMAREK reads The Proxy Marriage by Maile Meloy

RENÉ AUBERJONOIS reads The Big Cat by Louise Erdrich

MARY KAY PLACE reads Who Am I This Time? by Kurt Vonnegut

Jane Kaczmarek is best known for her role as Lois on the hit comedy Malcolm in the Middle, for which she was nominated for Emmy, Golden Globe, and SAG awards. Her thirty-plus-year television career began on The Paper Chase and Hill Street Blues, and she will be seen this spring on USA’s Playing House and Fox’s pilot No Place Like Home. Kaczmarek has appeared on stage in both New York and Los Angeles; her favorite credits include Lost in Yonkers and Death of a Salesman. She founded Clothes Off Our Back, a foundation that auctioned celebrity clothing to raise over four million dollars for children’s charities.

René Auberjonois won a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical for Coco and was nominated for his work in City of Angels, Big River, and The Good Doctor. His repertory credits include performances with the American Conservatory Theatre and the Mark Taper Forum, of which he is a founding member. Among his film credits are M.A.S.H., The Patriot, and McCabe & Mrs. Miller. He starred in the television series Benson, for which he received an Emmy nomination. He also played Odo on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and he directed a number of episodes for that series. 

Mary Kay Place is an Emmy Award–winning actress whose many television appearances include Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman (Loretta Haggers), BIG LOVE (Adalene Grant), The New Normal, My So-Called Life, The West Wing, Pushing Daisies, and Saturday Night Live. Her film credits include Being John Malkovich, The Big Chill, It’s Complicated, Julie & Julia, Citizen Ruth, The Rainmaker, Manny & Lo, and Sweet Home Alabama.


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