Dillon will read “How to Talk to a Hunter” by Pam Houston, Gerroll will read “Honeymoon in Tramore” by William Trevor, and Rakoff will read “A Ride with Olympy” by James Thurber. Isaiah Sheffer, the artistic director of Symphony Space in New York and the host of "Selected Shorts," will direct the event.
Dillon has appeared on Broadway in Crimes of the Heart, Our Town, The Miser, Once a Catholic, Da, Hay Fever, The Corn is Green and Agnes of God. She will be appearing Off-Broadway in Strings, which opens in December at the 78th Street Theatre Lab.
Gerroll's Broadway credits include Plenty, Enchanted April, The Homecoming, and High Society. He received an Obie Award for The Shaughraun and has appeared in the films "Chariots of Fire" and "Big Business," among others. For the Bay Street Theatre he has directed shows such as Accomplice, Blithe Spirit, Rough Crossing, No Time for Comedy, and Darwin in Malibu.
David Rakoff is the author of the books "Fraud" and "Don’t Get Too Comfortable" and is a regular contributor to GQ, Outside, The New York Times Magazine and the radio show "This American Life."
The event is presented by Arts in the House, a parntership of the Playhouse and the Westport Arts Center. For tickets or more information call (888) 927-7529 or visit www.westportplayhouse.org.