The Director's Corner

Mr. Raphael Schklowsky

We’re baaaaaaaack!

By Raphael Schklowsky | Feb 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

It’s been a long time… Man, have we been busy. I don’t really know where to begin. My last blog post was all the way back in December. Since then, a lot of things have happened, and in this post I’ll try to catch you up as best I can. Of course, I’m sure some…

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A Strong Week

By Raphael Schklowsky | Dec 10, 2017 | 1 Comment

And so begins the journey… This past week marked the start of Into the Woods auditions and casting. At this point last year, I hadn’t even selected a musical to produce in the spring, let alone started casting it. So I feel way ahead of the game, and I’m hoping to stay ahead. Into the…

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Betting on The Bard

By Raphael Schklowsky | Dec 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

“All the world’s a stage” The works of William Shakespeare are a gift unto humanity, not just the English-language speaking world. The plays teach us how to love, how to scheme, how to dream, and how to change. Whether or not Shakespeare himself wrote the play Twelfth Night (performed this past Saturday by hundreds of…

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A Day of Many Firsts

By Raphael Schklowsky | Nov 29, 2017 | 4 Comments

What a Day! Yesterday was quite a day at Herndon High School. I led my first field trip in my young teaching career. Yesterday was my first time inside Sidney Harman Hall (on the stage to be precise) as a part of my first time participating in Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Text Alive! program. Yesterday was…

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Circles of Gratitude

By Raphael Schklowsky | Nov 26, 2017 | 1 Comment

Theatre is a Circle Last year, when I first arrived at Herndon High School, I made an introductory video. In that video, I stated the belief that theatre is a circle, rather than a pyramid. This year I have been focused on growing and strengthening that circle. What I have increasingly come to realize is…

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