Audition Call from Splinter Theatre Company

A Christmas Tale” is a family-friendly, fun musical comedy.

Three wise men, led by a dream, go through the desert towards adventure. Their journey is full of dangers, surprises, and amazing encounters.

Roles for:

– Kids (boys and girls, age 8+)

– Male and Female actors (age 25 – 70)

All must be able to dance and sing.

Production dates are 16th and 17th of December 2023; location is Cutting Hall, Palatine.

Audition and Rehearsal location is in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago (Barrington and Wheeling).

Written, Directed by Dmitriy Yakubov.

We plan to rehearse for 1 hour once a week. We will run the Show in December 2023. The estimated length of the Show is 1 hour 15 minutes. Parents can contact me with any questions.


The King’s Henchman

The King’s Henchman (or Henchperson) is a smart and loyal person; funny and well-educated. He plays a key role in the King’s part of the show.


Pirate is a nice, strong, funny person with a great personality; a bully at the beginning, but helpful, protective, and reliable at the end.


Rabbits are jolly, kind, and funny. They also love to argue, play, and compete. Frivolous and carefree at the beginning of the play, they become brave and purposeful in the finale.


The Sorcerer is a fictional character who uses or practices magic that derives from supernatural sources. Smart. Bad. Funny.

Payment/compensation – Yes.

To apply for an audition, please submit a headshot, brief summary of experience and contact information, to dmitriytheater@gmail.com.

Learn more at www.splintertheatre.com/audition

Splinter’s Theater Workshop for Children

Childhood is the best time for theater…a time when every child is an actor. Children love to play and invent. Participation in a play or musical gives them endless opportunities to use their natural creativity to realize this skill.

Like any endeavor to develop a skill, acting takes time and patience. Parents need to remember this and give their child patience and encouragement. In addition, the child must have an acting personality, and be able to navigate well and memorize lines. The child will need to take acting classes and work closely with a personal acting coach at all times. When both children and parents understand this, a whole world of opportunities will open up for children in the acting industry. (To read more visit page Audition and Workshop for Children)

Recent Production: Splinter: A Romantic Comedy

New Romantic Comedy Play Explores the ‘Splinter’ in Your Heart

After a glorious Chicagoland premiere of Splinter: A Romantic Comedy in Wheeling and Evanston, IL, the play will be performed again at northwest suburbs of Chicago in Fall 2023. We will keep you updated!

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Evanston, IL – Splinter, a play for those held captive by theater itself, directed by Dmitry Yakubov, was presented once again on April 29th, 2023 at 7:00 PM, and April 30th at 6:00 PM, at Puth Family Theater of Music Institute of Chicago in Evanston, IL at 1702 Sherman Ave, Evanston, IL 60201. This one-act play stars Amy Beth Hart, George Dougherty, and K.C. Khan.

“The storyline was very easy to follow, and all three actors were excellent in their delivery. I especially enjoyed K.C. Khan’s performance. The play appeared to be very well directed.”

Erick Rozier

Splinter is a kind, light romantic comedy. You will laugh and be a little sad. You will get a huge boost of optimism. This play is about love of the theater, about friendship and fidelity, and about the ability to dream. This is a sensitive and touching story about the theatrical world, in which at times, it is difficult to distinguish what is an illusion and what is reality…and only human feelings remain unchanged here.

“Great short play! Very enjoyable! Thank you for bringing a small theater feel to the suburbs.”

– Galina Martirosyan

About Splinter

The aging actress dreams of returning to the theater, making new friends and losing old ones. Elizabeth is unrestrainedly devoted to her only passion – the stage. In it, she finds the strength to live, feel, love and hope. Theater is in her blood. It is like a splinter that does not let you forget about yourself… (To read more visit page About Splinter)

About Splinter Theatre Company

Dmitry Yakubov is a seasoned director, writer and videographer. He holds an MFA in Theater Directing, and has released several performances with stars of the European stage. After moving from St. Petersburg to Chicago in 2002, he continued to write plays and stage performances. Among them, the most famous is The Little Prince based on the book by Saint-Exupery (2016)… (To read more visit page About us)


Splinter Theatre Company at Elena Goptseva Piano Studio

200 Applebee St. Suite 130, Barrington, IL 60010

Interview with Dmitriy

Marc May: Recently, the Chicagoland premiere of the play Splinter, a romantic comedy based on French drama masterpieces, took place in the theater of Krug Community Circle in Wheeling, IL in March 2023. The show was a resounding success and enjoyed by many people. I want to ask you a couple of questions about how the play was created and its impact on audiences. Can you tell me more?

Dmitriy Yakubov: The performance was absolutely wonderful. It was a real discovery for the audience. This play is based on the masterpieces of French drama, but told in a new way. This is a very bright, light, romantic comedy that will not leave anyone indifferent. It is about kindness, [light- remove this word, it was already used and too many things in the list], friendship, fidelity, love for the theater, and creativity… (To read more visit page Interview with Dmitriy)

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Contact us

For ticket information, please call (847) 529-2412, fill out the contact form or email dmitriytheater@gmail.com