Kyle Metzger with his arms crossed and wearing a blue shirt and leaning against a beige wall with a white curtain

Theater - Musical Theater (BFA)

Kyle Metzger (he/him) is an adjunct assistant professor in the Musical Theater and Directing, Playwriting, and Production programs at UArts. He is also is a Philly-based director, deviser, and educator. His productions are magical, theatrical, and often quite queer.


Kyle Metzger spent a decade in New York City developing new works, touring Shakespeare adaptations, and directing in the city and in regional theaters around New England. His favorite directing credits include Murder for Two at Playhouse on Park, West Hartford, Connecticut and The Game’s Afoot and Of Mice and Men, both at Monomoy Theatre, Harwich, Massachusetts.

In Philly, Metzger has directed new plays, such as Hannah and the Healing Stone at The Drake and the pigeon with Strides Collective. Additionally, he devised Wyck Live!, an immersive theater experience at Wyck Historic House. His recent production of The Little Prince the Musical at Quintessence Theatre Group was Barrymore-recommended and extended twice.

For the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, Metzger has directed two solo shows: Homos! by Dan Kitrosser, which was voted Best Nightlife Show of Philly’s Fringe Festival, and Catholic Guilt by Kelly McCaugan, which was shortlisted for Best Newcomer at Edinburgh International Fringe Festival.


Metzger has directed and taught theater at Drexel  University in Philadelphia (The Lighting Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical); Arcadia University, Glenside, Pennsylvania; Rowan University, Glassboro, New Jersey; and Rider University, Lawrence Township, New Jersey.

Visit Kyle Metzger’s website.