Mark Routhier is the Literary Manager at the Magic Theatre. Founder and Artistic Director of San Francisco’s Mettle Theatre, 1989-1999, Routhier produced, wrote, directed, designed, and/or acted in 25 productions nationwide. His plays Scrap, Jam, Drunken Grownups, They Shall Inherit (formerly A Curious Christmas), and Someguy were produced by Mettle Theatre. His Bay Area directing credits include Ionesco’s Exit The King with American Citizens’ Theatre, Someguy, Drunken Grownups, and Ellen McLaughlin’s Iphigenia and Other Daughters with Mettle Theatre, Sam Shepard’s Cowboy Mouth with Mostly Grounded Theatre Co., readings of Alice Tuan’s Last of the Suns, and Talila Baron’s Corpus Delicti for the Magic Theatre. Routhier has directed for the Young California Writers Project, and will be directing a one-man show called The Bone Man of Benares by Terry Tarnoff with Encore Theatre in September, 2004. Routhier, who holds an MFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU, is working on a new play, and currently teaching a popular course, “From Page to Stage,” at Marin-based Book Passage.