The Very Good Looking Initiative are an award winning Melbourne based collective who create experimental and subversive performance through the medium of anti theatre and dark comedy. Aiming to make work that goes against the ingrained rules of performance, TVGLI annihilates the anticipated through the investigation of the extreme and the reexamination of the mundane. Our work actively rejects conventional performance, we like to call ourselves the trolls of the independent theatre scene as we subvert traditional theatre conventions forcing audiences to confront issues using dark humor as an agency.
Speaking of agents, Elliott has an agent, but Honor and Patrick don't.
PATRICK DURNAN SILVA
Patrick is a Melbourne based actor/theatre maker and acting graduate of Federation University, Arts Academy Ballarat. He is a co-founder of collective The Very Good Looking Initiative with their most recent show Let’s Get Practical!Live, as part of Melbourne Fringe Festival, winning them Best Emerging Performance Ensemble award as well as a nomination for Best Performance. Under TVGLI Patrick also co-wrote and starred in CULL being performed at The Malthouse Theatre as part of Melbourne International Comedy Festival as well as the Melbourne Fringe and Adelaide Fringe Festival, the latter winning them the NZ Fringe Tour Ready Award. Additional credits include Phenomenon as part Melbourne Fringe, Black Apple Theatre’s The Seagull, At Arms Length at La Mama Courthouse, The Removalist with Bakers Dozen Theatre Co. and also a former company member of the improvised musical troupe Impromptunes. Patrick is currently in development collaborating with Slown, Smallened and Son’s Lady Example as part of Next Wave 2018. Patrick was born in brazil and can speak fluent Portuguese.
Honor Wolff is an actor and creative making her mark in Melbourne’s theatrical community. Since graduating from Federation University Arts Academy in Ballarat, Honor has co-created and starred in two award winning shows, CULL and Let's Get Practical! Live, as a partner and co-founder of The Very Good Looking Initiative. Additionally she has performed as Hope in Untold by Justine Campbell and Sarah Hamilton at the MTC as a part of the Cyber Reading. She also co-created TVGLI's Phenomenon, performed as Nina in Black Apple’s reimagining of Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull and played Liv in The Owl and Cat's Breed. Honor has also featured in various online comedy including Aunty Donna, Neel Kolhatkar and The Leftovers. Honor is currently working on a feature film.
Originally from Tasmania, Elliott Gee is a perfomer/performance maker based in Melbourne and an acting graduate from the Federation University Arts Academy. He is the co-founder of The Very Good Looking Initiative who have created several shows including Phenomenon for the 2015 Melbourne Fringe and CULL. Elliott was a co-producer for the shows seasons in both The Adelaide Fringe and Melbourne International Comedy Festival. In 2017 Elliott was a co-creator and performer in the award winning season of Let’s Get Practical! Live for The Melbourne Fringe winning Best Emerging Performance Ensemble. The show also recieved a nomination for Best Performance. Other credits include The Seagull as a part of Midsumma Festival and The Million Dollar Fish for Melbourne Comedy Festival.