For over twenty years Temple has been making original performances that foster experimentation and collaboration. She is a founding member of two theatre ensembles: Strangefruit in San Francisco and Woof Nova in New York and has worked as performer and designer with other artists including playwright/directors Richard Foreman, Mark Jackson, Sommer Ulrickson, Juanita Rockwell and Tom Shade. She has been honored with Bay Area Critics Circle award nominations for best direction, sound and costume design. Her work has been funded by the Zellerbach Family Fund and the SF CASH grant. Most recently Temple received a Baltimore Ruby grant for Come Shining, a performance developed in partnership with Springwell Senior Living Center, exploring the transformative process of the aging mind and spirit.