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Jaylene's debut book of poetry, AfroPoetic, is available NOW! You can purchase signed copies, JCO Merch inspired by her EP, "A Black Girl and Her Hair," and other merchandise, by visiting the Shop page. Catch Jaylene as one of the featured artists for The Health Equity Music Festival in Lancaster, PA on Friday, February 9, at 8PM. Attend her Open Mic at The Wilma Theater on Monday, February 12, at 7PM. Listen or watch Jaylene on her #PoppaPank podcast. Stream her EP, "A Black Girl and Her Hair," on all major platforms. Jaylene is currently starring in the PBS show, "Albie's Elevator," on WHYY! Visit the Upcoming page for more information and to find out where you can catch Jaylene next!


Jaylene Clark Owens is an AUDELCO and Barrymore Award winning actress. She is a member of The Wilma Theater's resident acting company, HotHouse. She has been seen in Fairview (The Wilma Theater), WHITE (Theatre Horizon), Passage (The Wilma Theater).

Jaylene is also a highly acclaimed spoken word poet. She is the Executive Director of Harlem KW Project, LLC, which is the company she started with three other women to write the play, Renaissance in the Belly of a Killer Whale. Visit the Poetry page to learn more about her spoken word poetry.


Spoken Word Poet, Playwright, & More

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