Arts of the Pamlico
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The Arts of the Pamlico (AoP) provides cultural opportunities through initiation, support, and presentation of artistic programs in Beaufort County and beyond.  AoP presents a wide range of educational, entertainment, and cultural programs, and to encourage the same by advancing and supporting the efforts of local arts organizations and arts businesses throughout Beaufort County and the region.

Debra Torrence

Debra Torrence

Executive Director


  • Anthoney Wooden, BRAVO! Youth Arts After School, a.woodenaop@gmail.com
  • Erin Staebell, Theatre Programs & Outreach Coordinator – e.staebellaop@gmail.com 
  • Elizabeth Reed, Art Exhibits & Events Coordinator – e.reedaop@gmail.com 
  • Lexie Buck, Financials & Advertising  – l.buckaop@gmail.com
  • Pam Anderson, Membership & Special Events Associate – p.andersonaop@gmail.com
  • Crystal Holman, Special Events Assistant – c.holmanaop@gmail.com
  • Jeffery Phipps, Artistic Director
  • Maribel Terrez, Facilities Keeper
  • Paul Harding – Facilities Maintenance
  • Rachel Isaac, Theatre Instructor- r.isaacaop@gmail.com
  • Elizabeth Reed, Pottery Instructor
  • Gayle Watson, Dance Instructor
  • Johnathan Chavez, Music Instructor
  • Volunteers: Jane Capps, Barbara Dunn, Robert Baugham, Laura Smith, Lou Hunley, & BJ Bowen

Arts of the Pamlico administrative offices and Box Office are located at the Turnage Theater and Gallery in downtown Washington, North Carolina.

Address: Historic Turnage Theatre 150 West Main Street, Washington, NC 27889
Phone: 252.946.2504
Email: info@artsofthepamlico.org

Where We Are Located

The Arts of the Pamlico is located at 150 West Main Street in historic downtown Washington, NC – just one block from the Washington Waterfront. Come by boat and dock at the Waterfront! We are just a short walk to dinner and an event at the Turnage Theatre. There is also plenty of parking behind the Theatre.

Executive Committee


  • Roland Wyman, Chair
  • Lynda Lane, Part Chair
  • Heather Thienpont, Vice Chair
  • Mia Williams, Treasurer
  • Linda Boyer, Secretary
  • Ed Mann, Financial Advisor

Board of Directors

  • Al Powell
  • Bill Cummings
  • Emma Howard
  • Gayle Watson
  • Leesa Jones
  • Lisa Hodges
  • Rebecca Clark
  • Sue Nicholson
  • Susan Bracken
  • Virginia Finnerty

Ex Officio

  • Ashley Padgett, Beaufort County Schools Representative
  • Cynthia Crane,Aurora Representative
  • Erick Green, East Carolina University Representative
  • Gail Kenefick, Bath Representative

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