Renaissance in the Belly of a Killer Whale

by Jaylene Clark Owens, Hollis Heath, Janelle Heatley, and Chyann Sapp
Directed by Jaylene Clark Owens
February 26, 2020March 7, 2020

Meet the Artists


Jaylene Clark Owens • director/co-author/Bridget
Hollis Heath • co-author/Toni
Janelle Heatley • co-author/Shayla

Production Team

Chyann Sapp • co-author
Janelle Heatley

Janelle Heatley is an AUDELCO award winning actress, spoken word artist, DJ, and high school Theater and Spoken Word teacher at KIPP NYC College Prep High School for the past 11 years.  Heatley received her Bachelors of Fine Arts at SUNY Purchase Acting Conservatory.  A few theater credits include Intimate Apparel (Mayme) dir. by Dean Irby; The Odyssey (Circe) dir. by Woodie King, Jr.; An Evening of One Acts (Jill) dir. by Craig Bacon; Medea (Fate #2) and Trojan Woman (Choral Leader).  She holds a Masters in Educational Theater at City College. Janelle has produced over 100 theater productions for New Heritage Theater Company and was one of the assistant producers for Harlem Week 2006 and 2007.  She has also been the lead stage manager for the Kwanzaa fest at the Museum of Natural History for the past 11 years.  Heatley works with youth in the NY tri-state area to help develop their craft as young artists.  She recently DJ'd a charter school (KIPP)Teacher's Conference in Las Vegas, to over 2,000 teachers.