Quita smiles with her arms crossed over her lap.

Quita Sullivan

Senior Program Director, Theater


Quita Sullivan (Montaukett/Shinnecock) is Senior Director for Theater where she directs the National Theater Project. She holds Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees in Theatre from Knox College and SUNY Stony Brook, respectively, as well as a Juris Doctorate from Wayne State University Law School. Before law school, she worked as a Stage Manager at ETA in Chicago and was the first stage manager for ETA’s production of Checkmates by Ron Milner, directed by Woodie King, Jr. She later worked at Great Lakes Performing Artist Associates, a not-for-profit artist management office, creating contracts and managing booking and performing fees for musicians in the Great Lakes area. After law school, she practiced Environmental Justice law for 10 years in Detroit and Boston. She is a Senior Fellow of the Environmental Leadership Program, a former Associated Grant Makers Diversity Fellow, and an alumna of the artEquity Facilitator Training. She continues to work with artEquity to support equity and inclusion at all levels of theater. She is a frequent speaker on supporting Indigenous Artists and Land Acknowledgement. Prior to joining NEFA as a staff member, Quita was an Advisor for NEFA’s Native Arts Program. Outside of work, she continues to develop her own artistic talents as a beadworker. Quita is Of Counsel to and an enrolled member of the Montaukett tribe. 

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