Directing Workshop – Training Course 2020-09-13T12:26:44+02:00


Training Course

FROM 16 to 18 OCTOBER 2020


Total Hours: 16 and half

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FROM 16 TO 18 OCTOBER 2020


Total Hours: 16 and half

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The Course
Who’s it for
When and How

Directing Workshop, Training Course

Directing Workshop - Training Course

The directing workshop aims to steer each participant towards the complex profession of directing: a workshop of solutions, a place and a space to find creative ideas and open up to new perspectives of professional evolution.

The director must be aware of acting techniques, dramaturgical mechanisms, expressive use of space, visual elements and technical tools (scenes, costumes, sound-design, light-design, and video images). At the same time he has to develop the ability to organize and coordinate the different technical and artistic sectors towards the achievement of a result that is both effective spectacular , the result of teamwork.

The Directing Workshop – The training orientation internship will therefore provide an approach to the directing profession, starting from the basic tools of the job: the acting techniques such as the use of the voice and the body, rhythm, the use of space, the analysis of the theatrical text, and the knowledge of the fundamental theatrical structures; theoretical notes on the history of theatre and the history of modern direction.

To work creatively in the world of show business means to seek or search for the vital energy that each one of us possesses, but which is often hidden or distorted; it means above all to put oneself, one’s inner dynamics and energies into play in order to refine and sustain one’s talent” Massimo Luconi

The teacher – Massimo Luconi

The Directing Workshop – Training orientation Internship is held by Massimo Luconi, an established director in theatre and television, with a long experience alongside great masters such as Franco Zeffirelli, Luca Ronconi, Eduardo De Filippo, Mauro Bolognini.

He currently teaches at the CIAS International Centre of Performing Arts “Franco Zeffirelli”.

To whom is the Directing Workshop addressed

The internship is open to young people who approach the profession of drama, opera and audiovisual directing (cinema and television); to students and graduates in the disciplines of performing arts interested to deepen their knowledge of directing, and also to enthusiasts who want to enrich their experience and knowledge of the world of performing arts.

When and how

The Directing Workshop – Training orientation Internship will take place on 16th, 17th and 18th of  October 2020 in Franco Zeffirelli Foundation’s classrooms, Piazza San Firenze, 5 in Florence.

It will take place with the following timetable, for a total of 16 hours and half:

– Friday, October 16th, 2020 from 2.30 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.

– Saturday,October 17th, 2020 from 10.30 to 1.30 and from 2.30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

– Sunday, October 18th, 2020 from 10.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. and from 2,30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

All courses will be held in safety in full compliance with the anti covid 19 hygiene and health regulations and the new safety regulations: presence of hygienizing gel in the classrooms, safety distance, hygienisation of the rooms at the end of each lesson, use of the mask to access the rooms. Participants will be subjected to temperature measurement before the lesson and will have to sign their presence to ensure possible tracking.

Programme of the Directing Workshop

During the internship the following topics will be addressed:

  • Training with the use of breathing and relaxation techniques
  • Improvisation and character building
  • Analysis of the dramaturgical structure of a text
  • Knowledge and awareness of space
  • Directiong actors

Cost and payment

250 € is to be paid upon completion of the registration, by October 14th.

Payment must be made by bank transfer to the Franco Zeffirelli Foundation.

Bank details:

Franco Zeffirelli Foundation Onlus

BNL Ag. Roma Bissolati

L.go Santa Susanna, 16

00187 Rome

IBAN code: EN 81F010050320000000000014345


Causal: Direction Workshop – Training orientation workshop followed by the student’s name

Entry requirements

Applicatnts’date of birth cannot be later than 30 June 2002. No specific qualifications are required.

How to subscribe to Directing  Workshop

Applicants must send the attached application form, duly completed and signed, by 7 October 2020 at the latest to the following e-mail address:

Applications must be accompanied by a brief curriculum vitae, highlighting the skills and experience that the candidate considers relevant to the course.

Applications will be examined by the Foundation, which will admit a maximum of 15 suitable students to the course. The Foundation’s decision will be communicated by e-mail to applicants by 9 October 2020.

If the number of 6 eligible students is not reached, the course may not be activated.

Candidates admitted to attend the Directing Workshop – Training orientation workshop must complete their registration by 14 October 2020.

For more information

For more information on the Directing Workshop, Training Course, please contact us at + 39 055 281038 or write an email to

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