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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.
Bird in the Water: Katie won First Place in the Northwest Exposure Screenwriters Competition 2018. Fundraising is beginning now to make this spooky tale set on the Oregon Coast into a film. To donate or become involved, please message us.
An irreverent comedy centered around the Bicentennial Celebration of 1976: Liberty, an isolated high school senior whose mother is mentally ill and whose parents are going through a chaotic divorce, finds support in a fellow senior, Grace, a devout feminist who wants to be a monk even though she’s pretty sure they don’t let women in. Under Grace’s influence, Liberty ditches her bra and joins the church.
PLAYWRITING NEWS: 2020 Jephthah’s Daughter: A mythic tale of love and justice in which Jephthah’s daughter, Tali, travels to the past and befriends Isaac on the day his father Abraham spares him from sacrifice. – Inspired by the parallel sacrifice stories in Genesis 22 and Judges 11.
See theatre reviewer Judy Nedry’s preview on the play which had a staged reading on February 9th at the Hipbone Studio in Portland at Fertile Ground Theatre Festival 2020: https://judynedry.com/get-ready-for-the-fertile-ground-festival/
Suicide in the Garden: Love. Death. Blame. And Laundry. Katie’s comic short play was produced by Portland group PDX Playwrights in their Daisy Dukes Shorts Night for Fertile Ground Festival 2020.
ACTING NEWS: JUST IN! 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, is about to be released internationally for 2020!
WATCH: Tomorrow, an award-winning short in which Katie plays a lunch lady with old dreams.
Nominated: 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 watch our 7 minute film: