Blak & Bright First Nations Literary Festival acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the traditional custodians of the sacred lands on which we work. We pay our respects to the people of the Kulin Nations and all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders, past present and future.

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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Zach Blampied

Zach Blampied is a a proud Yorta Yorta & Wiradjuri man, born and raised in Melbourne. Zach is known for his deep voice, strong stature, and commanding stage presence.
Zach began acting with Ilbijerri Theatre Company (2019) and was the recipient of the MTC, First Nations Scholarship the proceeding year. In the very short time ensuing, Zach has steadily amassed a solid body of stage work with MTC, Ilbijerri Theatre Company, Theatre Works and Red Stitch. His TV work includes his breakthrough appearance in ABC’s Mustangs (2020) followed by a pivotal role in SBS’s New Gold Mountain (2022) playing Tom (a tenacious bush tracker) alongside friend and actor, Leonie Whyman. In this role Zach reconnected with Wiradjuri language. And experience he holds is close to himself and his deep-rooted Aboriginal pride.
Zach is drawn to emotionally driven characters and stories which are layered with subtext. His love for acting comes from the artform’s inherent ‘sense of freedom to let go of societal bubbles that are forced on to you’.
Zach is currently completing a Bachelor of Acting at Victorian College of Art, University of Melbourne.



The Monologues

Hear the best monologues to come from Blak playwrights including Kodie Bedford, Richard Frankland, Jane Harrison, Anita Heiss, Andrea James (with Catherine Ryan), Nakkiah Lui, Maryanne Sam, Dylan Van Den Berg, Ursula Yovich (with Alana Valentine). Read by two of our finest actors.

March 19, 2022