Ron OJ Parson


Director, The Mountaintop

Ron OJ Parson is a director and actor based in Chicago, Illinois. He hails from Buffalo, New York, and is a graduate of the University of Michigan professional theatre program. He is a resident artist at Chicago’s Court Theatre, a company member at Timeline Theatre, and an associate artist at Writers Theatre, and Teatro Vista. He has worked at various theatres in Chicago and around the country. Some Chicago credits include The Chicago Theatre Company, Victory Gardens, Goodman, Steppenwolf, Chicago Dramatists, Court, Black Ensemble Theatre, Congo Square, Northlight Theatre, Urban Theatre Company, City Lit Theater, ETA Creative Arts and Writers Theatre. Regional credits include Studio Arena Theatre, Alliance Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Milwaukee Repertory, American Players Theatre, South Coast Repertory, Pasadena Playhouse, Geva, Virginia Stage, Roundabout Theatre, Wilshire Theatre, The Mechanic Theatre, Studio Theatre, CenterStage, St. Louis Black Repertory, Pittsburgh Public Theater, Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre, Signature Theatre (New York), Kansas City Rep and Portland Stage, among others. In Canada, he directed the world premiere of Palmer Park by Joanna McClelland Glass at the Stratford Festival. He is a member of AEA, SAG-AFTRA and SDC.

Member of Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, an Independent Labor Union