Mark Leipacher is a director, writer, and producer. Since 2008, Mark has been Associate Director on Michael Morpurgo's Private Peaceful, adapted and directed by Simon Reade. Also in 2008, Mark established The Faction with a vision of creating a European-style permanent ensemble, in a home venue, with a rolling repertoire of plays. He now serves as The Faction's Artistic Director and has been nominated as Best Artistic Director and Best Director at the London Theatre Awards and Off West End Awards, respectively. In The Faction's 2015/2016 Season he will be directing The Talented Mr Ripley and Richard III, and his productions of Faust, Man with the Flower in His Mouth, Medea and John Gabriel Borkmann will be revived.