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I'm a Chicago based actor, poet, and teaching artist.
Just as I do with my students, I would love to help you be your best self as you do your craft. I am a patient reader, easily adaptable, and I am very open to notes to make sure I am supporting the actor as best as I can.
Most recently, I was featured in a solo production of Nilaja Sun's "No Child", where I created over 15 characters ranging ages 15 to 70.
I am represented by Shirley Hamilton Talent. Visit jalyngreene.com to see more of my work!
Jalyn (They/She) is an actor, poet, teaching artist.
Detroit born and Chicago based, they received their BFA from Michigan State University. Recent acting credits include No Child (Mississippi Bend Players), Queen of Sock Pairing as The Narrator (Red Tape Theatre), Crumbs from the Table of Joy as Ermina Crump (U/S) (Raven Theatre) and Breathe, Boom as Angel (Eclipse Theatre).
Jalyn is also a member of the 2021 inaugural IGNITE cohort, under the mentorship of Nambi E. Kelley. They are represented by Shirley Hamilton Talent. Visit jalyngreene.com to see more work!
Jalyn thrives on the belief that arts education is key in creating compassionate, bold, and effective leaders. Partnered with Chicago theatres and youth arts organizations such as Steppenwolf Theatre Lifeline Theatre, and Emerald City Theatre , they’ve provided arts programming to hundreds of students across Chicagoland, with an emphasis on communities with large minority and immigrant populations.
Jalyn is also the creator of the literary performance collective/ platform, Pen47; with the mission to seek the expansion and accessibility of Black literature in our communities by creating intentional space for Black stories, curating content/events centering Black works, and uplifting our rich history through performance, centering adaptions and historical narratives. Through this platform, The Black Poets Project was created. Produced by Jalyn, it premiered as a social media series in 2020, and features contemporary Chicago artists reciting, interpreting, and meditating on classic Black poetry.