Artist Bio

Ireon Roach

Ireon Roach is a Chicago-bred actor and writer excited to collaborate with Goodman Theater and the Poetry Foundation to offer a poetic companion to Joe Turner’s Come and Gone. Chicago credits include cullud wattah (Victory Gardens Theater), Blood at the Root (Jackalope Theatre Company), and How We Got On (Haven Theatre Company). Other regional credits include School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play (SpeakEasy Stage) and Laughs in Spanish (Boston Playwrights’ Theatre).Ireon has starred in the CW’s ‘4400’ and appeared in Nia DaCosta’s ‘Candyman’, Jennifer Reeder’s ‘Perpetrator’ and Clare Cooney’s ‘Departing Seniors’ (2023).