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We recognise all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders as the first storytellers; and that knowledge transfer through storytelling is imbedded in the very DNA of this Country.

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Bryan Andy

Bryan Andy is a Yorta Yorta man from Cummeragunja (NSW). Bryan has been a writer, radio broadcaster and theatre maker for over 20 years. He has been published by Lonely Planet, Guardian, Meanjin, ABC, Witness Performance and Artlink. He performed as an actor in Andrea James’s Yanagai! Yanagai! (2003) and Ilbijerri Theatre’s The Dirty Mile (2014).

He served as the Aboriginal Cultural Dramaturg on Anthem (2019) by Andrew Bovell, Patricia Cornelius, Melissa Reeves, Christos Tsiolkas and sound composer Irine Vela. In 2023, Bryan was the Dramaturg for the Griffin Theatre/Blakdance development of swim by Ellen Van Neerven. Bryan holds a Master of Theatre (Writing) at Victorian College of the Arts and is currently undertaking a Master of Fine Arts Research (Theatre) at the Victorian College of the Arts.