Ms. Isabel Santa Rita Vaz

The 2003 Vincent Xavier Verodiano Award was jointly conferred on Ms. Isabel Santa Rita Vaz in recognition of her creative and enterprising contribution in the field of theater

  Ms. Rita Vaz is a theater personality, playwright, and lecturer in English literature at the Dhempe College of Arts and Sciences. She also lectures at the Goa College of Architecture and at the Goa College of Music. Ms. Vaz is actively involved with 'Positive People' (an NGO dealing with AIDS-related issues) and with the Research Institute for Women (an organization concerned with the study and research of women's issues in Goa). In addition, she is associated with the Mustard Seed Art Company, a theater group that fosters and projects artistic talent in the local community.