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#PoppaPank Video Podcast

#PoppaPank started in 2018, when Jaylene and Jain Justin, both celebrated Philadelphia actors, started sharing their backstage shenanigans to their personal Instagram accounts. Through their interactions on social media, it became obvious that a friendship was blossoming...a foolish friendship! They are currently on Season 5 of #PoppaPank! Catch up on all the past episodes on their Instagram page here. During the quarantine, they decided to take their show live, thus #PoppaPank Live was born!

There's a lot of grey in the world...Jaylene and Justin think it needs a little more pink. A POPPA PANK! Watch the two best friends you never knew you wanted talk about the things you never knew you needed to hear!


They have a #PoppaDrank and talk about everything from pop culture, to past shows they've worked on, to things that have us tickled pank that particular week. Since they are both in the arts, they also invite other artists to join in their shenanigans and share some incite about their careers! Past guests have included playwright James Ijames, rapper and actor Anthony Martinez-Briggs, and Daveed Diggs, of Broadway sensation Hamilton and TNT TV show, Snowpiercer!

#PoppaPank is currently on their winter break, but stay tuned for their return in January 2021! You can catch up on past episodes on Facebook or YouTube!


Jaylene is going back on tour with her #JCOFlexTour! She has called it this because she has to be flexible with this 2020-2021 season. Due to covid-19, various things are in flux. Some colleges will be open, some will not. Some schools will provide on campus programming, others will only provide virtual programming. Some shows may be scheduled, only to be cancelled. Either way, Jaylene is going to be flexible and go with the flow, while being safe! Check out her upcoming performances below!

6/22/20: University of Texas– Rio Grande Valley (Virtual)


7/18/20: Ithaca College (Virtual)

9/3/20: Clarkson University (Virtual)


9/10/20: SUNY Potsdam (Virtual)

9/23/20: Carthage College (Virtual)

10/10/20: Gettsyburg College (Virtual)

11/20/20: Syracuse University (Virtual)

2/6/21: Ball State University (Virtual)

2/13/21: Saint Anselm College (Virtual)

2/23/21: Ivy Tech Community College- Central (Virtual)

4/6/21: Penn State Behrend (Virtual)

Wilma Theater Open Mic Series

In 2018 Jaylene created an Open Mic Series at The Wilma Theater where she is a company member. She hosts Open Mics based on the themes of the current mainstage show. Participants are encouraged to see the plays and then create poetry, music, or artwork inspired by the productions to share at the Open Mic. Due to covid, this series is currently virtual. 

Stay tuned for information on the next Open Mic! Due to covid, the dates for the Wilma's next production are still being decided, but once they are solidified, there will be a new Open Mic date. 

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