The Founders

 

ZAC TYLER

Director | Producer

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Zac completed a B.A (Hons) Musical Theatre at LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore. There he received first class honors and won the Academic Excellence Award for the performing arts faculty.. Zac has performed a number of roles in national touring musical and cabaret acts playing venues from Melbourne Recital Hall to the Hisense Arena.

In recent years Zac has turned his attention to producing and directing, currently holding the position of Associate Producer at GWB Entertainment, one of the leading producers of plays, musicals, corporate entertainment and concerts in Australia, Africa, UK, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. Zac most recently produced the Adelaide Cabaret Festival for the past three years and has worked closely with Artistic Directors Kate Ceberano, Barry Humphries, Ali McGregor and Eddie Perfect. During his tenure Zac produced and directed a number of the Festival’s original main stage shows including Peter & Jack in 2015 with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra (Ruby Award Nomination), Jobim with Vince Jones as well as regular Festival favourites including the Variety Gala Performances (2014 – 2017), Closing Gala Performances (2015 – 2017) and the Cabaret Dinner (2015 – 2017). He has also directed the 2014 & 2015 Adelaide Cabaret Festival Regional Roadshows as well as originally producing a number of Festival shows.

Zac was the director of the 2016 and 2017 Made in Adelaide showcases at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for Arts SA and is a cabaret judge for the Helpmann Awards.

RUTH BLYTHMAN

Soprano | Producer

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Ruth began her professional career in the arts touring Australia with NSW State Opera’s The Ten Sopranos. Performing highlights since then include singing 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's talent as a soprano continues to be recognised. She has been the recipient of 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 and the Melbourne Global Scholars Award.

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. 

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