A Monologue with a Suitcase

text and pantomimes by Guerassim Dichliev
conception, body dramaturgy and direction
Costantino Raimondi


  • Actors
    Guerassim Dichliev
  • Assistant Stage Director
    Pascale Kouba
  • Costumes
    Berenice Galimard
  • Productions
    Iskra Théâtres (Francia) - Espace Jean Racine (Francia)
    City of Svilingrad (Bulgaria) - Guava Productions (United States)
  • Year
    2009 - 2019


In 10 years the show has run in : 4 continents, 150.000km, 26 nations, 69 cities, 12 languages

  • “Ethiopia, Djibouti, France, Germany, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria ,Kosovo, Ecuador, Bolivia, Argentina, Angola, Zambia, Seychelles, Nigeria, Cyprus, Guatemala, Panama, Colombia, Italy, Finland, Isreal, Macedonia, Usa.”
  • Festival “Le Tres Grand Conseil Mondial des Clowns” - Niort - 2015 France
  • Physical Theatre Award for the best show - Skopie – 2009 - Macedonia
  • Award for the Best International Play – Cordoba – 2015 - Argentina.

Director’s notes

A Monologue with a Suitcase is the fruit of Prove (rewind) it is a new thematic journey shared with Guerassim Dichliev with whom i have worked with for more than twenty years, years of artistic partage where body and speech are expressed as the esperanto for tomorrow. This work takes form through the themes of immigration and the embodied spirit of real life experiences as lived by the actor in Prove (rewind). Nerves, muscles and tension, between dreams and reality. An actor accompanied by a suitcase, full of memories and future plans. Almost like a silent film in which the irony of his own fate is the only hope for tomorrow.

Costantino Raimondi