Define Werk! is a fruity intersectional cocktail of Comedy, Politics, Drag , Art and Pop Culture. In each episode our guest will titillate us with tales about why they do what they do. Join Ms Hollie Would & Brent Would (a.k.a Jack James Baxter & Francesca Renée Reid) for a gay old educational time.
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FRANCESCA RENEÉ REID/MR BRENT WOULD
Francesca trained at East 15 Acting school in not only acting, but also writing, directing, clowning and puppetry. Since graduation she has worked internationally in musical theatre and comedic productions in both English and Spanish. Francesca, has worked for over a decade as a facilitating community artist, with vulnerable groups including; young offenders, young mum's, new arrivals, SEN groups, mental health service users and the elderly.
These days, she predominantly works as a stand up, singer, improviser and presenter but has begun to come to back to her roots as a theatre actor. She is a central member of the clown/circus charity "The Flying Seagull Project" and has worked in areas of poverty and conflict using the arts to reconnect, heal and feel joy. Her recent endeavour is as Justin Bieber's biggest fan, Brent Would - drag King at Large, who can be found rapping and singing on the London circuit. Francesca is also the CEO of corporate improv training company "The Offer Bank" and artistic director of festival circuit darlings "Multiverse - The improvised musical comedy".
JACK JAMES BAXTER/MS HOLLIE WOULD
Jack has been in the U.K since 2014. He graduated from the U.O.W drama school in Australia, where he majored in stage and screen acting. He has hosted weekly residencies in Sydney and London at popular cabaret venues. He was a part of the "Rupaul's Drag Race - UK ambassador top 20 competition", on Tru Tv. Jack is the first trained drag queen celebrant in the UK, and performs wedding ceremonies in and out of drag. Jack, as Ms Hollie would was apart of OUTBOX theatre's production 'HOOK UP' in 2015 at the Hackney showroom.
Jack regularly performs at standup comedy nights and character comedy events across London. In 2015 Jack performed as apart of Lili La Scala's 'Another Fucking Variety Show' at the Edinburgh fringe festival. He has had a weekly radio show with co-host Francesca on Wandsworth radio since January 2015, which now features 'Define WERK!' He now also styles wigs for some the UK's most renowned Drag Artistes.
Adam All is the King of Kings, Drag Kings Specifically. Adam All is a talented and polished performer in a rapidly growing Drag King scene in London. He’s been busy making sure anyone who wants to try on a fake moustache and explore the insides of a bulging suit can. He’s the man behind Boi Box, a popular night for Londoners to meet the Drag King community.
In today's Episode Jack & Fran ( Hollie Would & Brent Would ) Chat with the Prince Harry of Drag, Alfie Ordinary! You can expect or the usual fabulous topics covered, like drag inspirations and starting out in drag. Alfie Tells us about concurring/contouring the world (via festivals) and where he will be taking his one (drag) man show; 'Help I Think I Might Be Fabulous'
In episode 1 of season 2, we chat with The ShayShay Show. We cover a lot! From ShayShay’s life in California to joining the ever expanding East London powerhouse Sink The Pink. ShayShay was Miss Sink the Pink 2015/16.
In episode 13 we talk Danny La Rue, Berry's Coaches & Drag Drag Drag with the addictive Meth, on Define Werk! With the hosts, quadruple threat Francesca Reid, a.k.a Brent Would and the all encompassing Jack James Baxter, a.k.a Ms Hollie Would. Getting us hooked and telling us about her many talents, Meth is our drug of choice.
In episode 11 we talk from "Diapers to Drag" with the star of "Drag Queens of London', the gorgeous Silver Summers on Define Werk! With the hosts, quadruple threat Francesca Reid, a.k.a Brent Would and the all encompassing Jack James Baxter, a.k.a Ms Hollie Would. Charming the pants off of us both, Silver makes us laugh and tells of the fascinating journey she has taken thus far, to be fabulously here today.
In episode 10 we talk drag, acting & cabaret on Define Werk! The quadruple threat Francesca Reid, a.k.a Brent Would and the all encompassing Jack James Baxter, a.k.a Ms Hollie Would. Confessing all & letting us into the story of the journey of becoming the legendary theatre maker & drag artiste, is none other than the multitalented performer Michael Twaits.
We talk about finding your roles in drama school & where it all started as a performing wunderkind. We talk beginnings & evolving. We also talk about the wonderful Pride's got talent - a wonderful competition celebrating the talents of the LGBTQIA? community, which this week is more important than ever. Let's all live with love & not with hate. See you all at pride!
In episode 9 we act the fool and discuss art, play and multi gendered deities on Define Werk! The quadruple threat Francesca Reid, a.k.a Brent Would and the all encompassing Jack James Baxter, a.k.a Ms Hollie Would. Leading the pair in an enlightening sermon is fabulous fool & the person behind the pulpit as the divine part of "Shesus & the Sistas", none other than Loose Baker!
In episode 8 we harness the power of music and leather and talk Pop on Define Werk! The quadruple threat Francesca Reid, a.k.a Brent Would and the all encompassing Jack James Baxter, a.k.a Ms Hollie Would. Setting the record straight and playing all the right notes is the gorgeous and talent Swiss pop sensation Dorian Reland.
In episode 7 we get into drag and the women that inhabit that world with the hosts of Define Werk! The quadruple threat Francesca Reid, a.k.a Brent Would and the all encompassing Jack James Baxter, a.k.a Ms Hollie Would. Giving the 411 to the pair and joining us from The Family Fierce is their deliciously sexy. award winning political bombshell - the inimitable Lilly Snatch Dragon.
In episode 6 we welcome a power house in the form of the wonderful Ese Ighorae, sharing coffee with the hosts of Define Werk! The intersectional Francesca Reid, a.k.a Brent Would and the all encompassing Jack James Baxter, a.k.a Ms Hollie Would.