zijn-rudolph van zyl
Zijn-Rudolph is ambitious and hard working with a unique energy as he was raised in a creative and inspiring environment. Since a young age his love for the arts was inspired by admiring his father preaching and performing on stage. Zijn-Rudolph was head boy at Laerskool Theo Wassenaar and already fell in love with acting by being in a drama based pre-school. He performed throughout his high school career by participating in revue, choir and school plays and matriculated with the title of being deputy head boy of arts and culture at Hoërskool Dr. E.G. Jansen in 2014. Zijn-Rudolph completed his scholarly journey by doing a BA Drama degree at the University of Pretoria (2015-2017).During his studies he has been part of the children’s theatre production Jan en die Boontjierank (2017) directed by Rian Terblanche, and physical theatre productions such as I’ll Run (2016) choreographed by Wesley Smith and PT Brook en Vellies (2017) choreographed by Marelize Wolmarans. In 2016 he was part of two productions at the Krêkvars Kopanong Student Arts Festival, under which his self-written one-man production, Embrio directed by Sunel Gililand, showcased his artistic beliefs and theatre style. He courageously embodied the role of ‘Nico’ in the Jannes Erasmus production, Vir.Ander (2017), after which he completed his degree by playing the role of ‘Pa Ubu’ in Gopala Davies’ adaptation of Ubu and the Truth Commission (2017). Zijn-Rudolph also expresses himself through modelling and photography, choreography, writing and directing. In the beginning of 2017 he created his own clothing brand, HERBORE, which is focused to empower art and individuality as it is a further extension of his passions and capabilities. “The reborn [herbore] person does not do what the natural do”.