Director Dmitiry Yakubov
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). He published the magazine Information Window as well as several books on culture and history; and worked as a graphic designer and videographer. In 2021, he co-produced the documentary Anderson’s Mission which drew acclaim at film festivals in Moscow and New York. He is also author and editor of a collection of essays Enlightened Century about mysticism, history and art; and is currently working on his doctorate degree. He has lived in Wheeling, IL since 2006.
Amy Beth Hart
Amy is very excited to be a part of “Splinter” and working with such a great director and cast! She has lived in the Chicago area for five years, working as an Actress and Account Manager in the Cheer and Dance industry. Previously, she lived in Massachusetts, where she performed with many theater groups in the western MA and Hartford, CT areas. She received her B.A. in Dance Pedagogy from Butler University in Indianapolis, where she also danced with the Butler Ballet Dance Company. While in Indy, she also performed with the American Cabaret Theater and Beef & Boards Dinner Theater. Some of her favorite roles include Millie in “The Visitor from Philadelphia” with Chicago Actors Studio Theater, Nellie in “South Pacific”, Louise in “Gypsy”, Cassie in “A Chorus Line”, Pippi in “The Great American Trailer Park Musical, Fraulein Kost in “Cabaret”, Lizzie in “Baby”, and Little Becky Two-Shoes in “Urinetown: The Musical”. She has worked on various independent films in the Chicago area and recently had a role in the TV series “St. Gabriel”, which is currently showing on Tubi TV. She would like to thank her husband and two boys for always supporting her in her artistic endeavors, Edward Dennis Fogell for his guidance and coaching over the years, and Dmitry for entrusting her with the role of this complex character in such a beautiful and heart-warming play.
George Dougherty is a student of acting and improv. He has appeared in a number of productions, most recently as Alonzo in the Tempest with The Goodly Creatures Theatre Company. He has also performed on stages at The Second City and IO theaters in Chicago and the Edinburgh Fringe in Scotland. He is excited to be working with Dmitriy and the talented team he has created and hopes that everyone enjoys the show.
Born and raised on Chicago’s South side, K.C. Khan is one of the city’s many aspiring young actors looking to find his way through the stage. As a child K.C. tap danced out of the now closed ‘Mayfair Academy’ and Beverly’s ‘Dance Gallery’ along with his sister, aunt and cousins in recitals on stage. His mother was the instructor which gave him a unique insight into the creative process. Since his all-boys high school lacked a theater department, K.C. leaned toward sports and didn’t attend formal drama classes until after his service in the US military. Now K.C. has enjoyed performing various small roles as well as leading roles like Othello and Frankenstein’s monster. As a recent graduate of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, he plans on furthering his education in hopes of achieving a wider knowledge and appreciation for the acting craft.