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Aida Coulter
Head Writer and Performer

Aida Coulter is a native Bay Area actor. You’ve probably seen her in many TV commercials, video, film and stage roles. She studied acting at Cal State Hayward and trained with some of the best private instructors in San Francisco. Since 1983, she has developed a specialty in improvisational comedy, appearing as a guest in "The National Theatre Of The Deranged" and "Women Who Laugh Too Much", among others. She is recognized as one of the best comedy performers and writers in the Bay Area. Her comedy writing for the "Fog Town Network" television show earned an award from the Berkeley Film & Video Festival. She has been the lead actress in countless Murder Mystery events throughout California and Nevada. She also appeared for two years in San Francisco’s longest running murder mystery play, "Bar None".
Aida Coulter

Craig Coulter Craig Coulter
Head Director and Performer

Craig Coulter’s dramatic training has taken him from the Pasadena Playhouse to the University Of London. He received his B.A. in Theater Arts from Occidental College, Los Angeles, and since then has worked as an actor, director, writer, producer, and stage manager. He has been a member of the Screen Actor’s Guild and AFTRA for over 30 years. He has appeared in numerous commercials, films, television programs and stage plays in Los Angeles, New York, and Chicago, as well as in the Bay Area. He has an extensive background in improvisational and interactive theater. He has directed over 300 different murder mystery events.


Craig and Aida Coulter met while performing in the improv comedy show called "TheatreSports". They both shared an enthusiasm for this kind of performing, where the actors have no script, and they create the show on the spot. Aida was adept at a wide range of characters, and Craig was making a name for himself by improvising songs from audience suggestions.They performed with over a dozen comedy groups through the 1980’s and 90’s. One of these groups was Metropolis.

Craig & Aida

Craig became the director of this performing company in the late 1980’s, and over the next seven years, they played over 300 shows (many of them at the Simple Pleasures Café in San Francisco). In the 1990’s, they first presented their interactive comedy shows for private parties and corporate events.

Besides her work in improv comedy, Aida had, by this time, found a niche for herself in murder mystery shows and had become the top actress for some of the Bay Area’s most successful companies. She added the comedy touch to these dramas, and the results were spectacular. Craig also became a director of these interactive mystery shows. When Craig & Aida were approached by a Metropolis client to write a new comedy murder mystery, they were off and running.

The show was so successful that they decided to start her own mystery theatre company. They had worked with the best comedy performers in the Bay Area and earned their respect. Now, they started writing shows with them in mind. "The heart of our shows are the actors", says director Craig Coulter.

"What seperates us from other murder mystery companies is that we ARE Comedy improvisors. We ARE professionals," says Aida. "We hire only the best. It's not just a party, it's an experience!"

For the best in interactive entertainment, call:

Metropolis Mystery Theatre
Phone: (415) 461-7695
Fax: (415) 461-5797
832 Via Casitas
Greenbrae, CA 94904

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