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MET Production History 2005-2018






The Good German

The Woolgatherer


A Streetcar Named Desire


American Buffalo

A View From the Bridge

Lettice and Lovage

Frankie and Johnnie in the Claire de Lune


A Man of No Importance


The Homecoming

The Crucible

The Lady’s Not for Burning

Hedda Gabler

No Way to Treat a Lady


Kiss of the Spider Woman



The Time of Your Life

Kimberly Akimbo

Moon for the Misbegotten

Mappa Mundi

The Light in the Piazza


HOT   L   Baltimore

Awake and Sing!

One Flea Spare

The Piano Lesson

Enchanted April

The Who’s TOMMY


Rules for Widows

All My Sons

The Seagull

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Pride and Prejudice

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum


Three Tall Women

The Kentucky Cycle Part I

The Kentucky Cycle Part II


For Colored Girls...

Pride’s Crossing



The Rainmaker

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

M Butterfly

The Night of the Iguana

Steel Magnolias

The King and I


Lost in Yonkers

Not About Heroes

Mary Stuart


The Last Night of Ballyhoo

The Full Monty


Stones in His Pockets

Vincent in Brixton

The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail


The Skin of Our Teeth

The Tall Girls

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof



Picasso at the Lapin Agile


It's a Wonderful Life

Photograph 51

Gem of the Ocean

Tennessee Playboy

9 to 5



The Weir


It's a Wonderful Life

Defying Gravity

Anna in the Tropics

The Unsinkable Molly Brown


The Odd Couple

the Orphans' Home Cycle

It's a Wonderful Life

The Cherry Orchard

Seven Guitars

The Shawshank Redemption

City of Angels




Death of a Salesman


The Glass Menagerie

Semple Stories: Langston Hughes

Bus Stop

The Delaney Sisters: The First Hundred Years

Book of Days


Book of Days

Our Town

The Diaries of Adam and Eve

Poets of the Plains

The Secret Garden

The Grapes of Wrath


Inherit the Wind


Crimes of the Heart

The Night of January 16

The Devil and Daniel Webster



Little Foxes


That Championship Season

South Pacific

For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide

        When the Rainbow is Enuf


The Real Thing

Six Degrees of Separation



Guys and Dolls


Three Tall Women

Master Class

Sisters Rosensweig

For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide

       When the Rainbow is Enuf

My Fair Lady

Anne of Green Gables


Dirty Blonde

I Do, I Do

I Remember Mama

The Heidi Chronicles


Damn Yankees

The Odd Couple

Philadelphia Story

You Can't Take it With You

Asenic and Old Lace


Love Letters

Same Time, Next Year

Barefoot in the Park

The Light in the Piazza


When Shakespeare's Ladies Meet

When Shakespeare's Gent's get together

Kiss Me Kate

Shakespeare's Greatest Hits

At it's heart, MET is committed to the art of story.  We claim the great stories of our heritage as the birthright for all people. We work to encourage the creation of new stories and new artists whose voices speak to the rich totality of our community and whose perspectives deepen our understanding of each other and of our selves. We believe that exploration of personal creativity and opportunity for engagement in life long learning is critical to the health and happiness of people and our world.


Karen Paisley
Producing Artistic Director


Karen is the founding Artistic Director of MET, a veteran professional director, performer, writer and award-winning educator. A graduate of UNCG, she earned her Masters Degree in Theatre from Sarah Lawrence College in  Bronxville, NY.  Favorite directing and acting projects include Ragtime, One Flea Spare, The Light in the Piazza, The Time of Your Life, Death of a Salesman, Copenhagen, The Woolgatherer, West Side Story, The Crucible, Frankie and Johnny in the Claire du Lune, Hello Dolly, The Wizard of OZ, The Sound of Music and many others. 


Bob Paisley



John Robert Paisley is an award winning actor and director, working with theatres across North America, UK and Australia. Bob has played such challenging roles as Teach in American Buffalo, the title role in Faustus (LA Dramalogue Award), Tom in The Glass Menagerie, Heisenberg in Copenhagen, The Man in The Event, and the 42nd President in Bill Clinton Hercules.  He has directed productions for Theatre West Virginia, the Birmingham Children’s Theatre, Neptune Theatre, Our Town Theatre Group and Fringe festivals in Kansas City, Bedford, UK, Adelaide, Australia and Edinburgh, Scotland.  TV and film credits include The Rosa Parks StoryGeneral Hospital and the CBS TV murder mystery series, Scene of the Crime


MET Board of Directors

David Emerick

Scott Crouse

Dave Walden

Bob Paisley

Thelda Kestenbaum

Brad Dawdy

Claudia Grunewald

MET Advisory Board

Don Dagenais

Jack Clifford

Kelley Martin

Rob Leigh

Valerie Schlosser

Barbara Batts

Alan Tilson