Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art

Fiona Templeton

Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art
Region: New York, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 1989, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2004

Fiona Templeton is an experimental director, playwright, poet, and performer. Born in Scotland in 1951, she co-founded London's Theatre of Mistakes in the 1970s and lived for many years in the East Village of Manhattan. Her performance work includes the pioneering urban theatrical journey, You-The City. She has been awarded a grant from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists Award; and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts and Judith E. Wilson Fund at Cambridge. She is founder and artistic director of The Relationship, a performance art group and nonprofit based in both New York and London. The Relationship is known for taking an innovative approach to language and for exploring the relationship between the audience and performers. The group is well known for its production of The Medead, a monumental performance work most recently performed in collaboration with Samita Sinha at Roulette Brooklyn.



Fiona Templeton worked in the Chapman studio.

Chapman Studio was funded by Mrs. Alice Woodrough Chapman in memory of her husband, composer George Alexander Chapman. Symmetrically massed, the building is stuccoed on the exterior with a natural, unpainted cement. Its unusual half-timbered ornament consists of slender, knotty spruce poles painted a dark green color. A central, peak-roofed entrance porch appears on the north side…

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