The Founders

 

ZAC TYLER

Director | Producer

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Zac is a sort after producer and director proudly based back in Adelaide since 2013. Zac held the position of Producer - Adelaide Cabaret Festival and Commercial Ventures at Adelaide Festival Centre until mid-2017 and is now working as Associate Producer for international theatrical producer GWB Entertainment. During his time at the Cabaret Festival Zac worked closely with Artistic Directors Kate Ceberano, Barry Humphries, Ali McGregor and Eddie Perfect, producing an array of main stage shows including Peter & Jack in 2015 with the ASO (Ruby Award Nomination), Jobim with Vince Jones in 2015, the Variety Gala Performances (2014 – 2017), Closing Gala Performances (2015 – 2017) and the Cabaret Dinner (2015 – 2017).

Directing credits include Adelaide Cabaret Festival’s Regional Roadshows (2014-2017), The Weill File (hosted by Robyn Archer), the Family Gala (2016 & 2017), Silver Rain, Moving Too Fast, the 2017 Closing Gala - Songs of Love and Revolution as well as the 2016 & 2017 Made in Adelaide Showcases in Edinburgh for Arts South Australia. Most recently Zac was the Creative Director for the inaugural Walk of Fame Gala held in Festival Theatre in January.

RUTH BLYTHMAN

Soprano | Producer

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Ruth is a soprano and creative producer driven to create work that will increase community engagement in the arts.

Performing highlights include: Queen of the Night in The Magic Flute, performing Silver Rain: Illuminated Opera to 15,000 people at St Paul's Cathedral and making her Melbourne Festival debut as a featured soloist in Percy Grainger’s, Random Round. Ruth co-produced and performed in Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater under Erin Helyard's musical direction.

Ruth has recently returned to Australia after training under scholarship at Helsinki's Sibelius Academy and sang Ravel's Schéhérazade for the Australian Ballet Company's Murphy with Orchestra Victoria.

She has been the recipient of the Rae Banger Award, the 2015 & 2016 Walter Kirby Singing Scholarship, the Charles Melton Performing Arts Scholarship, the Frances Quinn Arts Award for Excellence in Performance, the Melbourne Global Scholars Award and is a 2018 Herald Sun Aria finalist.

In addition to her work as a performer and producer, Ruth worked as Company Manager for contemporary dance company, KAGE. During her time with the company, KAGE toured rurally, regionally, nationally and internationally. It was here that Ruth developed a passion for presenting high quality performances to regional audiences and supporting emerging creative artists.