Marita Phelps, Operations Manager

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Marita Phelps is an artist-administrator, originally from Seattle, WA. Marita is passionate about making the world a more just and equitable place through playwriting and community leadership. Her personal mission is to “Champion the cause of the world’s marginalized through the arts.” In 2013, Marita received a BFA in Theater Arts with a concentration in Playwriting from Howard University. Marita has written several plays over the years and has a background teaching theater to marginalized youth in both Washington, DC and Seattle. In 2017, Marita received an MFA in Arts Leadership from Seattle University where she learned more about arts administration and strengthened her skills in areas such as finance, organizational development, marketing, resource development, etc. Prior to coming on board at ViBe Theater, Marita was the General Manager for The People’s Forum of New York and the Director of Operations for The Umbrella Project in Seattle. Outside of work, Marita really enjoys supporting different causes and participating in the arts of all kinds.