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.


Kyle Metzger is a Philadelphia-based theater director, producer, deviser and educator. He has directed and devised plays in New York City, New England and Philadelphia for over a decade and specializes in very queer, highly theatrical storytelling.

Metzger has recently directed world premieres of Hannah + The Healing Stone by Dan Kitrosser (terraNOVA Collective) and The Pigeon (Strides Collective), both in Philadelphia; WYCK Live!, an immersive play at Wyck Historic House in the Philadelphia neighborhood of Germantown; Murder for Two at Playhouse on Park, Hartford Connecticut; Of Mice and Men and The Game’s Afoot at the Monomoy Theatre in Chatham, Massachusetts; and Macbeth and Twelfth Night (Stages on the Sound) in New York City.

As producing artistic director of The Glass Eye theater company in New York City, Metzger directed and produced countless new short plays as part of Fresh Produce’d, a monthly series at the Drama Book Shop in Times Square, and toured musical Shakespeare productions throughout New York and Connecticut.


  • MFA in Directing, University of North Carolina, Greensboro

  • BFA in Music Theater, The Hartt School, University of Hartford, West Hartford, Connecticut

  • In addition to teaching Musical Theater and Directing at UArts, Metzger has developed and directed new works at UArts; Rider University, Lawrenceville, New Jersey; and Drexel University, Philadelphia. 

  • He has taught acting, directing, musical theater and script analysis courses at Drexel University, Philadelphia; Rowan University, Glassboro, New Jersey; Arcadia University, Glenside, Pennsylvania; and University of North Carolina, Greensboro.

  • Additional educational directing includes The Diviners (Hartt School), All My Sons, Urinetown and The Normal Heart (University of North Carolina, Greensboro). 

  • Kyle lives in Philadelphia with his partner, fiber artist Richie Lopez, and his pittie, Wynona.

Visit Kyle Metzger’s website.

Awards & Accolades

  • Metzger is a member of Actors’ Equity Association and a recipient of the 2017 Access Theater Residency.