Upcoming JCO Events
11/7/23: Breedlove Poetry Feature
Jaylene will be featuring at the Pecola Breedlove and the Freedom Party Open Mic on Tuesday, November 7, at 7PM! She'll perform a set of her original spoken word poetry, and afterwards, she will be selling merch, including her JCO Merch t-shirts, books, wristbands, stickers, and buttons!
Get your tickets here!
Ongoing: Albie's Elevator!
Jaylene is currently a Series Regular in a new PBS kid's show called, "Albie's Elevator!"
This is an all new, original tv show for preschoolers, brought to you by WHYY, Philadelphia's PBS affiliate! Each half-hour episode follows the adventures of self-appointed elevator operator, Albie, as she navigates her big feelings with the help of her grown-up neighbors. The series explores, social-emotional learning through an arts lens, as Albie meets Philadelphia based performers, visual artists, musicians, and more who share how they deal with big feelings, and the twists and turns of their own creative processes. Jaylene is playing Rosie, the manager in Albie's apartment building! She does so alongside her friend, and #PoppaPank co-host, Justin Jain!
"Albie's Elevator" airs daily on WHYY-TV Channel 12 in the Philadelphia region, but you can also watch live via the WHYY livestream channel if you are not in the area. The show airs at 9:30AM Monday through Friday, and at 6:30AM on Saturdays and Sundays. You can also watch on the WHYYKids YouTube channel here. Each episode is made up of two "Stories" and each Story is uploaded to YouTube. You can watch all of Jaylene's Stories right here on her website by clicking here! Here is a list of all the episodes in which she appears:
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!
Upcoming live episodes: