Head Writer and Performer
Aida Coulter is a native Bay Area actor. Youve
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 Franciscos
longest running murder mystery play, "Bar None".
Head Director and Performer
Craig Coulters 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 Actors
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.
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 1980s
and 90s. One of these groups was Metropolis.
Craig became the director of this performing company in the
late 1980s, and over the next seven years, they played
over 300 shows (many of them at the Simple Pleasures Café
in San Francisco). In the 1990s, they first presented
their interactive comedy shows for private parties and corporate
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 Areas 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!"