Ron OJ Parson (Director)

Ron is the co-founder and former Artistic Director of the Onyx Theatre Ensemble of Chicago, current Producing Artistic Director of the New Onyx Theatre Project and a Resident Artist at the Court Theatre. Chicago credits include work at Goodman Theatre, Chicago Theatre Company, Victory Gardens Theater, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Chicago Dramatists, TimeLine Theatre, Teatro Vista, Northlight Theatre, Black Ensemble Theater, ETA Creative Arts Foundation, Congo Square Theatre Company, Urban Theatre Company and Writers Theatre. His regional credits include productions at Virginia Stage Company, Portland Stage Company, Studio Arena Theatre, Studio Theatre, Roundabout Theatre Company, Wilshire Theatre, Morris A. Mechanic Theatre, Center Stage, Actors Theatre of Louisville, South Coast Repertory, Pasadena Playhouse, Geva Theatre and Milwaukee Repertory Theatre. Mr. Parson’s television and film credits include ER, Early Edition, Turks, Boss, American Playhouse, Vamping, Ali, Barbershop 2, Primal Fear and Drop Squad. He is a native of Buffalo, New York and a graduate of the University of Michigan’s professional theater program. He currently resides in Chicago.