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, Hourglassplays.org, up-to-date.

We hope you will join us this season

Saturdays @ 2pm

for these exciting readings:

        Hourglass Play Reading Series

November 5, 2016 @ 2PM @ Blackfriars Theatre
THE LAST WIFEby 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 

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

Hourglass Play Reading Series is proud to be

a program of Blackfriars Theatre

and a member of TheatreROCS.