March 25, 2017 @ 2PM @ Blackfriars Theatre

MOTHERS AND SONS by Terrance McNally

Directed by Fred Nuernberg

April 22, 2017 @ 2PM @ The Penfield Library

THE OTHER PLACE by Sharr White

Directed by Lindsey Reading Korth

​May 20, 2017 @ 2PM @ Blackfriars Theatre

SEMINAR by Theresa Rebeck

​Directed by Sandi Henschel





Sandi Henschel, Artistic Director & Producer

Hourglass Play Reading Series is proud to be an associate member of Theatre Rocs and a program of Blackfriars Theatre. 

Allison Roberts & Jodi Beckwith, Associate Producers

View photos from our previous productions

Performance of RIPCORD by David Lindsay-Abaire & Directed by P. Gibson Ralph 2PM At Blackfriars Theatre. 



HOURGLASS PLAY READING SERIES began in 2010 as Rochester Fringe Play Reading Series by co-producers Sandi Henschel, Barbara Lobb, and Maria Scipione. The series is dedicated to presenting readings of thoughtful, well-crafted plays that might not otherwise be produced in the Rochester area.

HOURGLASS has been privileged to use the talents of many of our areaʼs most gifted actors and directors during its first six highly successful seasons. This season is under the guidance of Artistic Director/Producer, Sandi Henschel, and co-producers Jodi Beckwith, and Allison Roberts. Marc Cataldi keeps up our TheatreRocs page, Jack Simel is our House Manager, Andy Turnquist is our Stage Manager, and Sarah Sortino keeps our website,, up-to-date.

We hope you will join us this season, Saturdays @ 2pm for these exciting readings:

Performance of SEMINAR by Theresa Rebeck & Directed by Sandi Henschel. 2PM At Blackfriars Theatre. 






Performance of THE NETHER by Jennifer Haley & Directed by Danny Hoskins. 2PM At Blackfriars Theatre. 

Learn more about how you can become a part of one of our productions!

Our schedule for upcoming productions in our 2016 season

Performance of THE LAST WIFE by Kate Hennig & Directed by Patricia Lewis. 2PM At Blackfriars Theatre. 

Check out our current play reading

Andy Turnquist, Stage Manager

Performance of THE OTHER PLACE by Sharr White & Directed by Lindsey Reading Korth. 2PM At The Penfield Library. 

Performance of MOTHERS AND SONS by Terrence McNally & Directed by Fred Neurnberg. 2PM At Blackfriars Theatre. 



Happening Now

Hourglass Play Reading Series



November 5, 2016 @ 2PM @ Blackfriars Theatre

THE LAST WIFE by Kate Hennig

Directed by Patricia Lewis

December 17, 2016 @ 2PM @ Blackfriars Theatre

RIPCORD by David Lindsay-Abaire

Directed by P. Gibson Ralph

​February 18, 2017 @ 2PM @ Blackfriars Theatre

THE NETHER by Jennifer Haley

Directed by Danny Hoskins