RON OJ PARSON is a TimeLine Company Member. His TimeLine credits include RELENTLESS, TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKET, TO CATCH A FISH, PARADISE BLUE, SUNSET BABY, and A RAISIN IN THE SUN. He is a native of Buffalo, New York, and a graduate of the University of Michigan’s professional theater program. He is the co-founder and former Artistic Director of Onyx Theatre Ensemble of Chicago. Mr. Parson is a Resident Artist at Court Theatre. Since moving to Chicago from New York in 1994, he has worked as both an actor and director. His Chicago credits include work with The Chicago Theatre Company, Victory Gardens, Teatro Vista, Goodman, Steppenwolf, Chicago Dramatists, Court Theatre, Black Ensemble Theatre, Congo Square, Northlight Theatre, Urban Theatre Company, City Lit Theater, ETA Creative Arts, and Writers among others. Regionally, Parson has directed shows at Studio Arena Theatre, Alliance Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Milwaukee Repertory, South Coast Repertory, Pasadena Playhouse, Geva Theatre, Virginia Stage, Roundabout Theatre, Ensemble theatre of Cincinnati, Wilshire Theatre, The Mechanic 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. For further information, visit Mr. Parson would like to dedicate this production to Bert Williams, Hattie McDaniel, and the many black actors who paved the way.

Member of Actors' Equity Association

Member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society

Expanding the Family

Big news! TimeLine is expanding our core artistic team of Company Members, welcoming new Associate Artists, and adding to our Board of Directors. We’re thrilled to announce that Chicago artists Behzad Dabu and Ron OJ Parson have been named Company …

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