David Templeton has been a journalist for over 23 years, writing in the San Francisco Bay Area for a number of international, national, and local publications, including the San Francisco Chronicle, the North Bay Bohemian, Strings Magazine, Hollywood Life Magazine, The Pacific Sun and Theatre Bay Area Magazine, among others. He is the author of the popular column “Talking Pictures,” his quest for the ultimate post-film conversation. Templeton also reviews theater as a member of the San Francisco Bay Area Theater Critics Circle, and talks about the theatrical arts in his weekly radio show “Second Row Center,” on KRCB public radio (91 FM), and on The Drive with Steve Jaxon (1350 AM). In 2007, he was awarded an NEA Fellowship from Annenberg School for Communications.
As a playwright, he has written the award-winning romantic-comedy 'Pinky,' and also an unauthorized adaptation of 'The Little Prince'. His second solo show, 'Polar Bears: A Story of Fatherhood, Death, and Santa Claus', premieres November 27, 2015 at Main Stage West in Sebastopol.. He has written several short stories, some of them horror, most of them, oddly enough, about Christmas. His novella, 'Mary Shelley's Body,' will appear in 2016 in the anthology The Eternal Frankenstein, published by Word Horde Press.
Today, David considers himself a recovered Christian, but would gladly have a beer with Jesus should he ever actually return. Though no longer a practitioner of puppetry, Templeton does occasionally talk with his hands.