Just in! Cute interview of Katie on her Daisy Dukes Short “Heaven on Fire” which opens in Portland Fri 1/21/17!
Click on: http://www.thru.media/nutshell-16-fertile-ground-festival-…/
and scroll to this interview at Artists Repertory Theatre on Fertile Ground ’17’s Meet the Press Night by the lovely people at THRU Media.

Katie Bennett, PDX Playwrights, from “Daisy Dukes Shorts”

Click here for: acting reel 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 has an MFA in acting from the University of South Carolina and has trained with teachers of the  Julliard School. 

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


PLAYWRITING: Her original play “Heaven on Fire” is in Daisy Dukes Shorts at the Fertile Ground Theatre Festival 2017 on Jan 20 and Jan 28 at 7:00 p.m.

She will also have a work in Crazy Dukes Instant Shorts on Jan 27 and 28 at 9:15 p.m.

Each show is $10 and will be at the Hipbone Studio at 1847 E. Burnside St., Portland, Oregon. Tickets Available: https://www.boxofficetickets.com/bot/wa/event?id=316873

“Heaven on Fire” was chosen in a triple blind submission. Both shows are produced by PDX Playwrights.

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 made it to the top 15% out of 9,100 scripts in the respected Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition (meaning it was a Second Rounder) and it also made it through the first cut in the Slamdance Screenplay Competition.

Logline: Naïve high schooler Liberty meets her best friend Grace during the year of the 1976 Bicentennial and makes a discovery about friendship, faith, and the hole we all have in our hearts.