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Upcoming JCO Events

2/9/24: Health Equity Music Festival

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The Health Equity Music Festival is taking place in Lancaster, PA, featuring musical acts, spoken word poetry, and an opportunity to receive covid & flu vaccines, health screenings, information on preventative care, and more! The festival takes place every Friday from January 5 through February 9 and Jaylene is closing it out as the featured poet for Friday, February 9, at 8PM! The festival will take place at the Crispus Attucks Community Center, located at 407 Howard Ave, Lancaster, PA

5:30PM - 7PM: Pre-show by TCP Network

7PM - 8PM: DJ and dancing

8PM - 9PM: Poetry and musical performances

You can register for this FREE event here!

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2/12/24: My Mama and the Full Scale Invasion Open Mic

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Jaylene will be hosting her second Open Mic of the 2023-2024 Season at The Wilma Theater on Monday, February 12, at 7PM! The Featured Poet will be Scott Smith. This Open Mic is based on the current production on the Wilma Stage: My Mama and the Full Scale Invasion, by Sasha Denisova, and directed by Yury Urnov. The theme for this Open Mic is "Family."

Participants are encouraged to see Mama prior to the Open Mic and then create poetry, artwork, or music inspired by the show to share. Those who have not seen the performance are still welcome to participate. A sign up list will be available at the door if you haven't signed up already. Anyone who registers for the Open Mic, whether you perform or not, will receive a promo code for a $10 discount to see My Mama!

The Open Mic tickets are Pay-What-You-Can. The Suggested Donation is $10. For tickets and to register click here.

Ongoing: Albie's Elevator!

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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:

Mail Team

Talent Show

Blueberry Kiwi Upside Down Carrot Cake

Postcard for Huggy

The Full Tomato Twist

Box Town

Movie Night

Ongoing: #PoppaPank Podcast

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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: 

TBD

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