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Ms Fiona Templeton
Senior Lecturer in Drama

Gaskell Building 113


Theory and practice of experimental writing for performance, and of playwriting; theory and practice of performance, and of directing; European theatre and performance, North and South American theatre and performance; interdisciplinary performance. I welcome research students in the above areas, particularly in practice-as-research.


PRODUCTIONS/INSTALLATIONS since 2000:   In preparation:   Retrospective of my work as co-founder of The Theatre of Mistakes, at Tate Britain; curated by Jason Bowman for New Work Network, 2011-22   The Medead in concert, collaboration with composer Samita Sinha, a New York State Council on the Arts commission, 2012   Co-Artistic Director of Voxvox International Festival (a festival of collaborations between poets and composers, a Voiceworks project), Brunel University London/Birkbeck University/Guildhall School of Music/Wigmore Hall, for 2012   2011 The Dust, by Michael Gottlieb, directed at The Poetry Project, New York, for 9/11 10th anniversary   6 things, installation at CGP London, Southwark Park   2010 Flow, by Leslie Scalapino, directed at Poets’ House, New York, coproduced by Belladonna and the Poetry Project; & at Dixon Place, New York; ODC Theater, San Francisco   The Sinking of the Titanic by Gavin Bryars, collaboration with Bob Gilmore, Brunel University London   2008-10 Going (with Coming), Chashama Theatre, New York; Dixon Place, New York; Psi15, Zagreb; Puerto Rico International Festival; Movement Research Festival   2008 The Early Medead (sections 1,2, & 3 of The Medead), at Fort Jay, Governor’s Island, New York Harbor   Rudens, by Louis Zukofsky, and Bluebeard, by FT, Links Hall, Chicago, in “Returning from One Place to Another: A Poet’s Theater”   2007 365 Days/365 Plays by Suzan-Lori-Parks, various sites in Triborough New York   2006 Medea in Aia (section 1 of The Medead), 15 Nassau (LMCC Swing Space), NYC   2005 The Later Medead (sections 4,5, & 6 of The Medead), a Surge commission, The Tramway, Glasgow   Sickness or Modern Women, by Elfriede Jelinek, reading translated & directed by FT, Martin Segal Theatre, CUNY Grad Center   The Medead, sections at Mabou Mines, New York (in residence 2004-5)   2004 Invisible Dances, with Bock & Vincenzi, Venice Biennial   Sleepwalks & Oracle, Site/Sight Symposium & tEXt Festival, Exeter, England   2003-4 L’Île (The Island), A new theatre work commissioned for the opening of Lille European Cultural Capital 2004, France; 10 actors, 30 volunteers, 70 locations   2002  DU Die Stadt (version ofYou-The City) (dir. Judith Wilske, Fiona Templeton consultant), Hamburg   2001 The Medead, development presentation of sections 1 & 5, Nuffield Theatre, Lancaster, funded by North West Arts and the Arts & Humanities Research Board. Development incl: New Dramatists, NY; Playlabs Minneapolis; International Women Playwrights’ Conference, Athens; New York Theatre Workshop; Toynbee Hall, London   2001  JIJ–de Stat (version of You - The City), commissioned key project of Rotterdam Cultural Capital of Europe, producer Rotterdamse Schouwburg   PUBLICATIONS SINCE 2000   Books: Elements of Performance Art, theory and exercises, forthcoming 2011/12, New Work Network Medea in Aia, New York, Belladonna Series, 2008 Going, play, co-written with Anthony Howell and The Theatre of Mistakes, Grey Suit editions, London 2007 Mum in Airdrie, poem, Object Permanence books, Glasgow, Scotland, 2006   Invisible Dances, text for performance by Bock & Vincenzi, London: Arts Admin 2004   Delirium of Interpretations, an antibiographical play, Green Integer Press, L.A. 2003   Published critical articles include: -“Acting Brackets – on directing the non-textual aspects of Leslie Scalapino’s Flow” in Jacket Magazine,, 2011 -“Speaking for Performance”, chapter in Sensualities/Textualities & Technologies: Writings of the Body in 21st Century Performance, Palgrave MacMillan, London, 2009 -Introduction to Media Trilogy, by John Jesurun, No Passport Press, New York 2009 -“medium, remedy, mortality, fiction, acting, absence, capture, loss, recognition” in Multi-Media, ed. Nick Kaye, London: Routledge 2007 -from Elements of Performance Art, in Factorial, Providence and Tokyo, 2003 -\"Resisting Memorialisation\" conversation with Andrew Quick, Performance Research Journal, 2001 -\"Excavation (On editing)\", note in Performance Research Journal, 2001   Conferences, talks and events include: 2010 Invited Speaker, panel on Poets’ Theatre, MLA Convention 2009 Shift leader and Workshop leader, Performance Studies International Conference (PSi15), “MISPERFORMANCE: Misfiring, Misfitting, Misreading”, Zagreb, Croatia 2009 Keynote speaker, “Bacaci Sjenki, Forum on Performance and the City”, Zagreb, Croatia 2008 Participating writer, “Writing Encounters”, symposium York St John University, York 2008 Participating writer, “The Long Relay”, Serpentine Gallery, London 2007 Keynote speaker, “Balkan Express – cross-cultural collaborations in New Europe”, Ljubljana, Slovenia 2007 Panel on “Theatre in the Political Arena”, part of PEN World Voices, Martin Segal Theatre, City University of New York Graduate Center 2006 “A Poetics of Performance” Talk at Birkbeck College, London, in Talkstalkstalks series, curated by Prof. Robert Hampson, Royal Holloway 2006 Talk and Workshop on \"Audience and Attention\", as member of The Presence Project, (Stanford University/Exeter University, 2005- ongoing) 2005 Talk at the University of Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia 2005 Guest intervention in ‘Wrights & Sites’, Walk21-VI - Everyday Walking Culture, The 6th International Conference on Walking, Zurich, Switzerland 2005 \"The Art of Relation\", research workshop and talk, Chisenhale Dance Space, London 2002 Panel presentation on art and copyright, ICA London 2000 \"Trusting the Landscape\", panel on poetic theater, New Dramatists, New York