The SEM Weekly

Artie Award Nominations for SEM’s Theater Director

Artie Award Nominations for SEM’s Theater Director

Erin Kelly, Managing Editor

May 21, 2018


Filed under A&E, Faculty

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 Cavanag...

This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing Plays to Full Houses

This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing Plays to Full Houses

Grace Heidinger, Contributor

March 19, 2018


Filed under A&E, Showcase

Buffalo Seminary Theatre presented the 2018 spring play, This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing this past weekend. After a month of hard work and dedication, the cast and crew put on four successful shows. This production was different from previous history-based plays - this one...

New Blue of Yale Visits SEM

New Blue of Yale Visits SEM

Erin Kelly, Managing Editor

March 12, 2018


Filed under A&E, Video

Yale's New Blue all-woman a cappella group shared a bill with the Semachords at SEM on Saturday night in the chapel singing to a packed house. The group returned to school today to sing in morning meeting and give a lunchtime workshop. Abby Hopkins '16 (Yale '20) brought her group on a hometown to...

This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing

This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing

March 5, 2018


Filed under A&E

  It's time for the Marion McNulty-Dillon '22 Spring Drama: This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing March 15 & 16 at 7 PM; March 17 at 2 & 7 PM Find out more about this drama by Australian Finnegan Kruckemeyer here. The play is suitable for all ages and has been perf...

A Cappella Extravaganza at SEM – SEMACHORDS and Yale’s New Blue Perform

February 26, 2018


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The a cappella group New Blue of Yale will perform with the Buffalo Seminary Semachords on Saturday, March 10 at 7 pm.  New Blue member Abigail Hopkins '16 will join her Semachord sisters. SEM Chapel, 205 Bidwell Parkway, Buffalo. Admission: Students with ID are free.  Adults - $5...

First Song by Caroline Smith Is Only the Beginning

February 5, 2018


Filed under A&E, Student Life

Caroline Smith '18 started writing songs in her sophomore year at SEM. She recently released her first song, Memories, produced by St. Joe's senior Jack Ohle. The song is part of her demotape for college applications she made in the fall. "Creating the melody is the hard part," Caroline said. She pla...

Journey ’20, SEM’s August Competitor

Journey ’20, SEM’s August Competitor

February 5, 2018


Filed under A&E, Showcase

The first August Wilson Monologue Competition in Buffalo was held on February 3.  Journey Hairston '20 competed on behalf of SEM in a field of 10 schools. Journey's monologue, from Mr. Wilson's play "Jitney" received a standing ovation at morning meeting on Friday. While SEM students and teachers turned out to support ...

SEM Students Chosen to Compete in the August Wilson Monologue Competition

SEM Students Chosen to Compete in the August Wilson Monologue Competition

January 16, 2018


Filed under A&E, Showcase

Congratulations to Journey ‘20 (winner) and Mary ‘19 (alternate) - they will represent SEM at the regional August Wilson Monologue Competition on Feb. 3 at the 710 Main Theatre. This is the first time that Buffalo has hosted the competition, sponsored by the Paul Robeson Theater - 14 high sch...

August Wilson Monologue Competition is Coming to Buffalo!

August Wilson Monologue Competition is Coming to Buffalo!

Katie Gibbons, Contributor

December 18, 2017


Filed under A&E

For the first time ever, Buffalo is one of the 12 cities participating in the August Wilson Monologue Competition, founded in 2009. This competition for students in grades 9-12 encourages them to learn about the African-American experience in American history through drama. A winner and an alternate...

Recipes for the Fall Season

Recipes for the Fall Season

Cara DeRose, Contributor

November 27, 2017


Filed under A&E

As the weather gets colder, people head inside to hide from Buffalo's harsh weather. Baking is a perfect way to keep you warm while taking your mind off the cold with a tasty treat. Pumpkin pie is a favorite for Maiah Dreishpoon '19. During the fall season, her neighbor, who is a baker, bakes a pie...

Wasabi Japanese Restaurant, Bringing Japan to Buffalo

Wasabi Japanese Restaurant, Bringing Japan to Buffalo

Moriah Daniels, Contributor '18

November 21, 2017


Filed under A&E

Wasabi Japanese Restaurant is a Buffalo-born sushi restaurant that has brought our city fresh seafood and delectable kitchen entrees since 2007. The restaurant has two locations: on Elmwood in Buffalo (752 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14222) and the on Plaza Dr. in Williamsville (100 Plaza Dr., Suite C Williams...

SEM’s Production of Afflicted: Daughters of Salem is Transformative

SEM’s Production of Afflicted: Daughters of Salem is Transformative

Ella Tolomeo, Contributor

November 20, 2017


Filed under A&E, Showcase

Described by students as powerful and magical, Buffalo Seminary's theater instructor Susan Drozd and her department constructed another impressive production - this time of Laurie Brooks's Afflicted: Daughters of Salem, this past weekend. Done at Buffalo Seminary on November 16, 17 and 18 the ...

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