The Gioia Ottaviano Memorial Honorees

Gioia Ottaviano was a long time member of SLOC who during her 60+ years of volunteering served the company as a volunteer, a producer, a Board Member, and as President. As a retired teacher/librarian, she was passionate about involving young people in all aspects of theater. Upon her passing in 2018, the Board decided to honor her memory by awarding the seat she always occupied on opening night to a deserving high school student. ANY production team can nominate any student who has participated in a SLOC show for the seat with the criteria being dedication, attitude, and performance. The Education Committee will select the honorees based on these recommendations throughout the season.