Nancy Temple has a diverse background in the arts. She has written poetry, studied tapestry weaving, Art History, Interior Design, Arts Administration and playwriting. She was the resident weaver for seven years at the Leverett Craftsmen and Artists. Later, she taught design at Boston-area colleges and worked as a space planner. She has published two books: An Interior Design Workbook and Home Space Planning. She founded a saddle company in 2003, for which she designed saddles for wide horses. After selling the business, she turned to playwriting.
Nancy has had several short plays produced: “Dog Park Afternoon” was produced at the Playwrights’ Platform Festival in 2016, where it won “Best Play” award. It was also in the first Cambridge Center for Adult Education staged readings festival in 2017. “Stone in the Water” was produced at the Fem Noire Festival for Women Playwrights, Image Theater, Lowell, Massachusetts, in 2016. “Tiger Lilies” was produced at the Fem Noire Festival in 2017. A monologue, “The Caregiver,” was in a night of staged readings sponsored by Write-On in Boston in 2018. “Frank and Rachel” was selected for production at Playwrights’ Platform Festival in 2018.
Nancy has been accepted by Lesley University to their MFA in Creative Writing, where she will be focusing on Writing for Stage and Screen.