This Is Our Story
At only 18 years old, founders Nicole Hermansen and Fiona Gannon decided to take their love for the arts and transform it in a way to help the Staten Island theatre community's youth. Thus, Standing Ovation Players was born!
"Theatre kids" themselves, both Nicole and Fiona have been involved in the community since a very young age, performing in over 100 shows and working with amazing people from all over the Tri-state area.
Currently, SO Players has proudly produced and directed multiple full length musicals, at various elementary schools around Staten Island. In its 5th year, SO Players is proudly gearing up for its next 3 performances, with others in the works.