Andy Turnquist, Stage Manager



Allison Roberts & Jodi Beckwith, Associate Producers




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

Check out our current play reading

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 

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

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

Thank you for a wonderful 2015-2016 season!



Last season Hourglass became an Artistic Partner of Blackfriars Theatre. This year, there are even bigger changes ahead for Hourglass as we begin our Lucky 7th season! 

Hourglass is proud to announce that we are now a Program of Blackfriars Theatre. Under the Blackfriars umbrella and the continued support of Blackfriars Artistic & Managing Director, Danny Hoskins, we look forward to bringing our audiences more of the thought-provoking, high-quality and entertaining play readings they have enjoyed over the years, as always, directed and performed by some of Rochester’s finest theatre veterans. 

Maria Scipione and Michelle Brown, our wonderful, much-loved former co-producers, will be moving on to other pursuits. Sandi Henschel, Artistic Director & Producer of Hourglass, welcomes new Associate Producers, Jodi Beckwith and Allison Roberts, as well as House Manager, Jack Simel. Barbara Lobb remains an integral part of the Hourglass family, creating the flyers and program designs, while our website is in the capable hands of Sarah Sortino. Finally, Hourglass is happy to welcome back Andy Turnquist for his 2nd season as our stage manager. 

We hope you will join us this season, SATURDAYS @2PM [NOTE THE TIME CHANGE!] for these exciting readings:

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

Sandi Henschel, Artistic Director & Producer



Hourglass Play Reading Series



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!

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




Our schedule for upcoming productions in our 2016 season

View photos from our previous productions

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


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

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