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"Assassins" is a aural musical with accompanying visual storyboard. The audience flips through the book, looking at photographs of moments representing corresponding scenes and songs in the radio play. This project served as my Carnegie Mellon BFA Directing Senior Thesis. The entire show was rehearsed and recorded remotely across four time zones, and included original tracks made by our own remote orchestra. I served as both Director and Storyboard designer.



Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Book by John Weidman

Director: Cameron King
Music Director, Arrangements, Orchestrations: Joe Brauch
Digital Photographer: Pablo Anton

Analog Photographer: Nico Macchioni
Dramaturg: Nick Grosso
Sound Designer: Rachel Kolb
Lighting Designer: Matthew J. Weisgable
Scenic Designer: Samantha Pollack
Costume Designer: Galen Shila

Stage Manager: Chris Chase

Lee Harvey Oswald: Julian O’Byrne

John Wilkes Booth: Henry Thrasher

Samuel Byck: Adam Brett

Charles J. Guiteau: Jonathan Champion

Sara Jane Moore: Sunday Saari

Squeaky Fromme: Riley Noland

Leon Czolgosz: Dalton Harrod

Giuseppe Zangara: Chattan Johnson

John Hinckley Jr.: Wesley Matthews

Emma Goldman: Hannah Cornish

Sara Jane Moore Photo Double: Phoebe Lloyd

Leon Czolgosz Photo Double: Jack Cherry

John Hinckley Jr. Photo Double: Andy Lebuhn

Artie Bremer: Gian Perez

James Earl Ray: Sam O’Byrne

Guitar: Samuel Rainey

Banjo: Eric Reeder
Drums: Jude Caminos

Trumpet: Sophia Pratto

Trombone: Ned Rowland

Assistant Sound Designer: Erik Cereghino

Associate Music Director: Matt Zweibel

Assistant Costume Designer: Emily Marshburn

Assistant Stage Manager: Magnolia Lu

Book Editors: Cameron King, Matthew J. Weisgable, Galen Shila, Samantha Pollack, Emily Marshburn,

Book Illustration: Samantha Pollack

Dialect Coach: Gary Logan

Run Crew: Megan Hanna & Hikari Harrison


Based on a Concept by Charles Gilbert Jr.


Special Thanks: Don Roy King, Adam J. Thompson, Jerry Zaks, Jonathan Hadary, Adira Rosen, Gary Kline, Jamie Gruzska, Pravin Wilkins, Andrew Smith, Chad Vann, Rick Edinger, Tiia Lager, David Gotwald, Drew Boss, Christopher Jovanelli, JD Hopper

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