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

Flaming Guns Of The Purple Sage: "B" Western Horror Flick for the Stage ​​The play pokes gentle fun at the clichés of traditional western movies and gory horror films. This comically heightened stage version with a sense of humor and extended mayhem might well be called Cowgirls and Zombies.



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In 2010, Sandi Henschel, Barbara Lobb and Maria Scipione were having dinner at a Rochester bistro. The three veteran director/actresses were lamenting the fact that a very popular reading series was no longer going to be offering readings. Someone said, “Hey! Let’s start our own reading series!” ...and Rochester Fringe Play Reading Series was born. After a successful first season at the Harley School, an invitation came for us to perform at Blackfriars Theatre and we welcomed the move into the City.

Eventually, Rochester Fringe became HOURGLASS Play Reading Series and we became an associate member of Theatre ROCs. Michelle Brown joined us as co-producer in 2013, while former executive producer, Barbara Lobb, now does our program design. We welcome our new stage manager, Andy Turnquist.



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