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WELCOME to the portfolio of Katie Bennett. In her mad youth Katie (aka “Kathryn”) acted in New York on daytime television in shows like All My Children and As the World Turns. She also worked at the Tony Award-winning Shakespeare Theatre Company. She is a UC Berkeley graduate with an MFA in acting from the University of South Carolina and has trained with Julliard teachers. 

Don’t miss her stories of encouragement for people in the arts on her blog A BIG LIFE.


“The West One” – Jack Wells as a state worker who dreams of being an acrobat

Katie’s comic play “The West One” was written and presented in less than 24 hours! It was produced by PDX Playwrights as one of their evening of Crazy Dukes instant plays and part of Portland’s Fertile Ground Theatre Festival ‘18.

Katie Bennett, “Daisy Dukes” Interview ’17



Cute interview of Katie at Meet the Press Night ’17 at Artists Repertory Theatre by the lovely people at THRU Media on the dramatic play she penned, “Heaven on Fire” which won a place in PDX Playwright‘s Daisy Dukes Shorts at the Fertile Ground Theatre Festival ’17! Click on http://www.thru.media/nutshell-16-fertile-ground-festival-…/
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ACTING: In this award-winning short film Tomorrow produced by The Filmhouse, Katie plays a lunch lady with old dreams. 

best cinematographyNominated: Best Actress: Katie Bennett, Firereel Film Festival 2016. Awards: Best Director, Best Short and Best of the Festival, Firereel Film Festival 2016; Bronze Telly 2016; Best Cinematography – Atlanta Independent Film Festival 2015.

Click here to watch11350401_10205785822397929_8569373820119111362_n[1] our 7 minute film:


SCREENWRITING:  Liberty and Grace by Katie Bennett

“A fresh voice” – Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition 2016.

The “writing is lyrical, lovely” and “ethereal” – Slamdance Screenplay Competition 2016.

“The charm is in the writing.” – Randall Jahnson, screenwriter, The Mask of Zorro.

Liberty and Grace received Second Round Honors in the respected Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition and it also made it through the first cut in the Slamdance Screenplay Competition.

Logline: During the year of the 1976 Bicentennial, naive high schooler Liberty meets her best friend-to-be while struggling with dating, the women’s movement, her parents’ divorce and finding her faith.

If you are interested in reading the script, please contact the screenwriter.