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We are thrilled to announce that Hourglass Play Reading Series has become an official program of Blackfriars Theatre for the 2018-2019 Season. Founded in 2010 by Sandi Henschel, Barbara Lobb and Maria Scipione, HPRS continues to present readings of thoughtful, well-crafted plays that explore culturally relevant themes, give voice to diverse stories and might not otherwise be produced in the Rochester area. Leading the team for the 2018-2019 Season are Co-Artistic Directors Jodi Beckwith and Eric Evans, as well as Associate Producers Lynne Sanchez-Fries, Jack Simel and Esther Winter. 

The Hourglass Play Reading Series productions are free with donations accepted at the door. Reservations are strongly encouraged - reservation form on the 2018-2019 Season page (button below). For more information about the Hourglass Play Reading Series, email Hourglass@blackfriars.org. 


All readings are cast through an audition process. Please click here for more information on auditions.