After graduating from the University of Virginia, Parson moved to Cincinnati for an acting internship at the Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati. She later became a founding member of the Cincinnati Shakespeare Festival, and acted regionally, including the role of Edward in Caryl Churchill's "Cloud Nine" at the Human Race Theatre Company in Dayton.
She later moved to New York, and worked in regional and New York theater, while also getting involved in the development of new work with Off-Broadway companies like Theatre Askew, Transport Group, and in the solo show and variety performance scenes at alt-comedy venues like Surf Reality and the Fez. After returning from the Ordway national tour of "Buddy: the Buddy Holly Story," she created and hosted a bi-monthly performance series called "The Happy Hour Salon" which lasted for five seasons in various venues. With Lance Werth, she created a two-person musical comedy tribute to Helen Reddy called "Reddy or Not."
Parson's eclectic resume also includes work in independent film and television.
She wrote and performed an original song for the 1st Annual Indie Soap Awards which incorporated all the titles of the nominated web series.
To find out more about Joanna Parson, visit joannaparson.com.