In 2016, Hourglass Play Reading Series became the in-house play reading series of Blackfriars Theatre. Founded in 2010 by Sandi Henschel, Barbara Lobb and Maria Scipione, HPRS continues to present readings of thoughtful, well-crafted plays that might not otherwise be produced in the Rochester area. Leading the team for the 2017-2018 Season is Artistic Director/Producer Sandi Henschel and Associate Producers, Jodi Beckwith, Lynne Sanchez-Fries and Jack Simel. 

The Hourglass Play Reading Series productions are free with donations accepted at the door.