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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 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.


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


PLAYWRITING: Cute interview of Katie at Meet the Press Night at Artists Repertory Theatre by the lovely people at THRU Media on the 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-…/
and scroll to Katie.

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: 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.