Fred Metzger has been a member of the Speech/Theatre faculty at Pierce College since 1976. In 1995 and 1996 he served as Vice-Chairman of Programs for the Northwest Section of the United States Institute for Theatre Technology. He wrote and directed the original musical Class in 1993, and Market Place Blues in 2001. Other musicals he has directed include: Will Rogers Follies, Nunsense I and II , A Chorus Line, Chicago, Little Shop of Horrors, Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris. He designed Bus Stop for Tacoma Actors Guild and The Nutcracker for Tacoma Performing Dance. In addition he has designed many shows at Pierce College including Amadeus and I'm Not Rapport. In the summers of 1996 and 1997 he directed the original historical pageant A Place of Firsts which commemorates the birth of the town of Steilacoom, one of Washington states first settlements. A Place of Firsts was sponsored by the Pierce College Foundation and the Washingtion Endowment for the Arts.