Milan-born Firenza Guidi is writer-director and performance creator. Trained as a performer/singer with international masters including Dario Fo, Philippe Gaulier, Ludwig Flaszen, Enrique Pardo, Ida Kelarova and as an actress at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff where she regularly directs and teaches. She is Artistic Director of ELAN founded with David Murray in 1989. She has spent the last fifteen years directing and creating performances in Wales, Europe, USA and India. Her MA Film from Newport International Film School, “If There Was Water” won the NAHEMI award for Creative Student Film Maker 2003 and was nominated for Best Direction and Best Sound at Ffresh Student Film Festival in Aberystwyth. She was Guest Director for the National Youth Theatre of Wales from 2000 to 2002 and in 1999-2000 she was Senior Judith E. Wilson Fellow at Cambridge University where she created IN MY MOUTH, a project inspired by the silencing of radical women during Cromwell's revolution. Firenza Guidi directed previous NoFit State productions Immortal (2004-2007), Tabu (2008-2010), and Labyrinth (2011). Bianco is her latest production for the company.