Ms. Susan Drozd
As SEM's theatre instructor, Susan Drozd uses her enthusiasm and gift for creative expression to guide impressionable girls through the world of theatre. She is Buffalo Business First 2014-15 "Teacher of Merit."
She teaches students in all grade levels and oversees two all-school productions each year. A firm believer in “practicing the arts to better understand and teach the arts,” Susan is very involved in the Western New York theatre scene. Susan has performed with The Irish Classical Theatre Company, Shakespeare in Delaware Park, The Kavinoky Theatre Co., Theatre of Youth, O'Connell & Company, Alleyway Theatre, Road Less Traveled and Pandora's Box Co. In 2014 she appeared in Lombardi at MusicalFare Theatre in Buffalo, as Mrs. Vince Lombardi.
Favorite Shakespearean characters played: Isabella (Measure for Measure), Portia (The Merchant of Venice), Mistress Ford (The Merry Wives of Windsor) & Bianca (The Taming of the Shrew).
In 2014 she directed Master Class for Musicalfare and in 2011 she won the Artie award for Best Direction of a Musical for Musicalfare’s My Fair Lady. In the summer of 2007, she completed a program with Wigs & Hair Chicago at DePaul University. There she indulged her passion for hair, and then put it to practical use by building and maintaining theatrical coiffures throughout Buffalo's theatre scene as well as local colleges and high schools. She is the resident hair and make-up artist for the Irish Classical Theatre & Musicalfare. Ms. Drozd works often with her sister costume designer Kari Drozd, both professionally and on school productions. Susan is a member of The Buffalo Soundpainting Ensemble.
Susan earned her BFA from Niagara University through its prestigious Theatre & Fine Arts Department. She is an Army brat and proud to be one!
Buffalo Seminary credits: All strong, all female productions of: Romeo & Juliet (Fall 2010), I Never Saw Another Butterfly (Spring 2011), Mary Zimmerman's The Odyssey (Fall 2011), Chamber Music (Spring 2012), The Illusion (Fall 2012), A Conference of Birds (Fall 2013), Plays for Days (Spring 2013), Gerald Sibleyras/Tom Stoppard's Heroes (Spring 2013) Radium Girls (Fall 2014), Madwoman of Chaillot (Spring 2015), The Trojan Women (Fall 2015), Julius Caesar (Spring, 2016).