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See me as Queen Gertrude in Hamlet!

Hamlet at The Headwaters Theatre 55 NE Farragut St, #9, Portland, OR 97211.

Dates: Thur May 5 to Sat May 7 at 7:30, Thur May 12-Sat May 14. We also have matinees on Saturday May 7, Sunday May 8th and Sunday May 15th at 1:30.

Tickets: $15. Purchase at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hamlet-tickets-309959044847?fbclid=IwAR3gR74N2y996I6GSXHqdzTq8qDY5gH13lYrt7_RttLweQDKcAzWC0gkMm8

Katie in Denmark - website pic cropped

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

WRITING NEWS/screenwriting: 

Traditions: Katie’s screenplay about a woman with scary health news during the December 2020 lockdown won Honorable Mention in Willamette Writers’ Kay Snow Awards 2021.

Circus Song: Katie’s script about a trapeze artist was a Quarter Finalist in Page Turner Screenplay’s First 15 Competition 2020.

Bird in the Water:  This supernatural story about a Danish-Native American couple who adopt a child after a plane crash won First Place in the Northwest Exposure Screenwriters Competition 2018.

Liberty and GraceAt the U.S. Bicentennial, high school friends struggle with the Jesus Movement of 1976.  Second Round Honors for Comedy at Austin Film Festival Screenwriting Competition 2016.

WRITING NEWS/playwriting:

Tru Adoration, a virtual play Katie wrote/directed about romantic love and dance for the Fertile Ground Festival 2022 in “Love Over Everything”.

Maeve O’Connor in Jephthah’s Daughter





Jephthah’s Daughter: A time travel take on the sacrifice stories in Judges 11 and Genesis 22. The play had an acclaimed staged reading at the Fertile  Ground Theatre Festival at the Hipbone Theatre in Portland in 2020. See theatre reviewer Judy Nedry’s preview: https://judynedry.com/get-ready-for-the-fertile-ground-festival/

Suicide in the Garden – Click to watch (9 min)




Suicide in the Garden: Love. Death. Blame. And Laundry. Katie’s comic short play (watch it here!!>>>>) was produced by Portland group PDX Playwrights in their Daisy Dukes Shorts Night for  Fertile Ground Festival 2020.


South of Heaven: Little Sister: a Portland Noir film by Jeff Scott Taylor in which Katie plays Dana, the down-on-her luck hard-bitten mother of Jackie, was released internationally in 2020.

TomorrowClick here to watch11350401_10205785822397929_8569373820119111362_n[1] our 7 minute film in which Katie plays a lunch lady with old dreams. Nominated: Best Actress: Katie Bennett, Firereel Film Festival 2016.