"Symphony Space is the angel of the short story." Grace Paley
"Hearing your own story read aloud by someone elseif the reader is as good as those involved in Selected Shortsis a bit like seeing your daughter dancing with John Travolta. It's unsettling, but you're proud of the way she moves. Who knew?" Roy Blount Jr.
"When I read for Selected Shorts . . . my job is to take the listener on a trip. I'm like a guide who, having explored the story's emotional frontier in the private hours of rehearsal, steps up to the microphone on stage at Symphony Space, looks out over the crowd of expectant travelers and says, 'Come with me.'' John Shea, Emmy Awardwinning actor