Welcome! My name is David Templeton and I’m an author, journalist and playwright. This space is where you can learn about my work, from full length plays and solo works to books to journalistic links. I've added some fun extras, and hope you will enjoy looking around.

The plays and other writings of David Templeton

DAVID TEMPLETON’s plays include Drumming With Anubis, Mary Shelley’s Body, Polar Bears, Pinky, and Wretch Like Me. Galatea will have its world premiere in 2021. Mr. Templeton’s work has been produced and/or developed by Spreckels Performing Arts Center, Left Edge Theater, Main Stage West, The SF Olympians’ Festival, 6th Street Playhouse, Sonoma Arts Live, Actor’s Basement and Twisted Productions. Wretch Like Me, his first solo show, has been performed over 75 times, with runs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the San Francisco Fringe Festival and the Roxie Theater, with additional performances at The Marsh, Cinnabar Theater, Santa Rosa Junior College, Napa Valley College, Napa Theater Company and others. As a journalist, he’s written for dozens of publications in the Bay Area and nationwide. In 2019, he won the California Newspaper Publishers Association award for best writing. He is currently at work on a new play about the secret fantasy life of a parrot with PTSD, and another about competitive female boxers. In 2020, he expects to complete his long-planned collection of twisted Christmas stories, thus clearing the way for his long-planned autobiographical solo show about life, death and relatives, tentatively titled Space Junk.

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