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Mr. Raphael Schklowsky

Can’t Fake The Funk

By Raphael Schklowsky | Feb 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

So inspired, I had to blog about it. This weekend, we open the first entirely student-directed and designed TYA (Theatre for Young Audiences) play of my tenure at Herndon High School. Directed by two seniors in my Advanced Theatre Arts class, Alice in Funkyland is an original adaptation of the classic children’s story Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll…

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Hornets Swarm The Big City

By Raphael Schklowsky | May 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Best 23-Hour Work Day of the Year! In the early morning of April 26th 2018, 20 students from Herndon High School, along with me, a school counselor, and a parent volunteer, ventured up I-95 on a chartered bus for a one-day educational adventure in New York City. The itinerary included a morning theatre workshop…

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Halfway Through The Woods

By Raphael Schklowsky | Apr 16, 2018 | 1 Comment

The Show is Open! We, the people of the theatre, are generally regarded as a most superstitious set of folks. Friday the 13th is not generally regarded as a fortuitous date to those of the superstitious sort. When I decided to pick Friday the 13th of April as the opening night for Into the Woods, I…

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No One Is Alone, Truly

By Raphael Schklowsky | Mar 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

We’re Less Than A Month Away! Into the Woods rehearsals have been humming along and the pieces are starting to really come together. Our cast covered the last of the music on Friday. The orchestra has begun to tackle this beast of a score. The set construction team met three nights this week and for…

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Building and Building Some More

By Raphael Schklowsky | Mar 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Building on Improv-A-Thing, Herndon HS Improv Does It Again! Last Friday night Herndon High’s improv team took the stage at Woodson HS for their last competition away from home. This competition felt different from the previous three this year. There were fewer teams (only eight), there were new games, and there was a “referee” that…

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