The Director's Corner

Mr. Raphael Schklowsky

Heaven Week

By Raphael Schklowsky | Nov 7, 2017

It’s the week of the show y’all! The week preceding a show’s premiere is referred to, in many theatrical circles, as “hell week” and I find the term offensive. Yes, the hours of mindless sitting and waiting in a dark theatre while tech crew chatter back and forth depletes the…

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Shakespearean Improv

By Raphael Schklowsky | Nov 4, 2017

Time to Brag Sometimes there are days where obstacles are omnipresent and it’s a struggle to control the outcome of even basic plans (those days are called “days”). And then there are days like today when things go so well that you have to brag, or blog, about it. Make…

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No power? No problem!

By Raphael Schklowsky | Nov 1, 2017

Never a dull moment  In my last post, I exalted in just how resilient this ensemble has been thus far. Well, today was no different. Cuts aren’t always skin deep  First, today’s rehearsal was the day I announced “cuts” to the script (those lines which don’t make it into the…

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Notes from a Stumble Through Rehearsal

By Raphael Schklowsky | Oct 30, 2017

This ensemble rolls with the punches but comes out swinging.  Last Thursday and Friday night we attempted to perform a “stumble-through” rehearsal of all five acts of Twelfth Night with both casts. I knew it wouldn’t be a cake walk for a multitude of reasons. As we near the end…

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Homecoming parade reflections

By Raphael Schklowsky | Oct 25, 2017

Why I love my job reason #465 Last year’s Herndon Homecoming parade was my first homecoming ever. Growing up in New York City, I don’t remember ever hearing about homecoming outside of TV or movies. While last year was a lot of fun, it was all just so new to me that…

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Introductory Blog Post

By Raphael Schklowsky | Oct 13, 2017

I’m so excited to officially inaugurate the Director’s Blog! The school year has started at a furious pace! Rehearsals for Twelfth Night are well underway! Our improv team is practicing weekly, and our ITS troupe has already started to organize a jam-packed year of events. Please check back here for…

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