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Upcoming JCO Events

4/14/23: The Rose Garden Feature


Experience spoken word, live music, comedy and MUCH MORE! The Rose Garden monthly open mic nights provide a safe space for creatives all over NYC and beyond to be seen and heard. From Poets to Musicians and everyone in between! 

Jaylene will be the featured poet on Friday, April 14, at 8PM! The event will be held at Secret Pour, located at 1114 Dekalb Avenue, Brooklyn, NY. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here

4/24/23: Eternal Life Part 1 Open Mic

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Jaylene will host her next Open Mic at The Wilma Theater on Monday, April 24, at 7PM! This one is based on the themes of the Wilma's current production, "Eternal Life Part 1" by Nathan Alan Davis. Participants are encouraged to see the show (running April 11-30) and then create poetry, music, or artwork inspired by the play to share at the Open Mic. You can still perform, or just attend, even if you don't get a chance to see the show.

When you register in advance for the Open Mic you will receive a promo code to purchase discounted tickets to "Eternal Life Part 1" for $15! The featured artist will be spoken word poet, Enoch! Click here to register. 

Whether you come to listen or share, Jaylene hopes to see you there! 

Ongoing: #PoppaPank Podcast


Philly-based, multi-hyphenated, and award-winning actors Jaylene Clark Owens and Justin Jain take on all things Arts & Culture in this joy-forward and ever hilarious variety podcast. From current events, to childhood memories, #PoppaPank centers and uplifts BIPOC voices in the performing and visual arts. Their occasional Pop-in with #PoppaPank segments feature interviews with various industry professionals from Broadway & Hollywood stars to Regional Theatre designers & technicians.


Jaylene is a powerful Black spoken word poet and playwright. Justin is a fierce Filipino director and deviser. Every episode centers on a different theme, but all roads point back to the Arts and bringing a pop of pink into a world that can be very grey. Whether they’re trying to do a freestyle rap, or getting artistic advice from a guest, these two are gonna have a good time! Grab your Poppa Drank and get ready for some shenanigans as Jaylene and Justin get tickled pink on every episode of #PoppaPank.


Past guests have included Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright James Ijames, theatre, film, and TV veteran Brian Anthony Wilson, actor Carl Clemons-Hopkins of the HBO show Hacks, and Daveed Diggs, of Broadway sensation Hamilton and TNT TV show, Snowpiercer!

Listen to the podcast on Buzzsprout here! It is also available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts. Watch the episodes live on YouTube or Facebook!

Upcoming live episodes: 

April TBD

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