Artie Award Nominations for SEM’s Theater Director


Susan Drozd works on Yasmeen Collins’ costume in the minutes before a performance of “Afflicted: Daughters of Salem,” fall 2017.

May 21, 2018
The Artie Award nominations for Buffalo theater were announced today. SEM theatre instructor and director Susan Drozd has been nominated for a number of awards personally on a number of plays. She has also been nominated for her work with her sister Kari Drozd and with Brian Cavanagh, both of whom also work tirelessly with Susan on SEM’s productions. Plays Susan has directed have all garnered individual nominations for acting, design, and choreography.

“This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing” the spring 2018 play, directed by Susan Drozd, lighting and design with Kari Drozd and Brian Kavanaugh.
“Afflicted: Daughters of Salem,” fall production directed by Susan Drozd, designed with Kari Drozd and light design by Brian Kavanaugh.

Want to go? The Artie Awards Ceremony is Monday, June 4 at 8 p.m. at Shea’s 710 Theatre. Admission is $15/person, at the door only.

Direction of a Musical – Susan Drozd
Other Awards:
Lead Actor in a Musical
Lead Actress in a Musical
Supporting Actress in a Musical
Peter and the Starcatcher
Costume Design: Kari Drozd*
The Night Alive (Irish Classical)
Direction of a Play: Brian Cavanagh*
Kari and Susan Drozd
Other awards:
Outstanding Production of a Play
Supporting Actor in a Play
Supporting Actress in a Play
Set Design
Once & Peter and the Starcatcher
Outstanding Production of Musical:
Kari & Susan Drozd designs: