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Ron OJ Parson

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RON OJ PARSON hails from Buffalo, New York and is a emraduate of the University of Michigan’s professional theatre program. He is a Resident Artist at Court Theatre,  former co-founder and artistic director of the Onyx Theatre Ensemble, and co-founder of the Beyond the Stage Theatre Project. Ron is a company member of TimeLine Theatre, and associate artist at Writers Theatre and Teatro Vista. Recent directing credits include Sunset Baby by Dominique Morriseau (TimeLine Theatre), East Texas Hot Links (Writers Theatre), Apt 3A (Windy City Playhouse),  The Who & The What (Victory Gardens); Gem of the Ocean, Seven Guitars, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottomand Jitney by August Wilson, The Mountaintop by Katori Hall, Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett, and Blues for an Alabama Sky by Pearl Cleage (Court Theatre); Detroit 67 (Northlight Theatre); and A Raisin in the Sun (TimeLine Theatre).  Chicagoland theatres Ron has worked with include Black Ensemble Theatre, ETA, Congo Square Theatre, Goodman, Writers, Victory Gardens, Teatro Vista, Chicago Dramatists, Urban Theater Company, Steppenwolf, Chicago Theatre Company, and City Lit. Regional theatres include Virginia Stage Company, Portland Stage, Studio Theatre, Studio Arena Theater, Roundabout Theatre, Mechanic Theatre, Center Stage in Baltimore, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Milwaukee Rep, St. Louis Black Rep, Pittsburgh Public Theater, Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre, Geva Theatre, Signature Theatre (New York), Alliance Theatre, South Coast Rep, and Pasadena Playhouse. In Canada, Ron directed the world premiere of Palmer Park by Joanna McClelland Glass at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival. Ron is a proud member of AEA, SAG-AFTRA, and SDC. Visit

Bio as of 2/2017