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.