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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.

Happy winner Katie at the #45thNW!

BREAKING NEWS Nov. 2018! Winner: Best Screenplay Bird in the Water by Katie Bennett 2018 Northwest Exposure Competition, 45th Northwest Film Festival! She won $10,000 of in-kind donations to make the film, a spooky fable set on Oregon’s coast.

 

UPCOMING PRODUCTIONS Jan 2019:

In Season – Katie’s short play about a dysfunctional rich family on a skiing trip to Vermont was chosen out of a triple blind competition to be produced by Portland group PDX Playwrights as part of their Daisy Dukes Shorts Night in the Fertile Ground Theatre Festival 2019.  Shows: Jan 25 at 7:00 and Feb 1 at 9:00. Get your tickets: Tickets

Katie is also the producer of the Crazy Dukes Instant Playwright Festival for 2019! She was a playwright for 2018 and 2019. Tickets for the show Jan 27 at 7:00 are here: Tickets

The Latest:

ACTING: In this award-winning short film Tomorrow produced by The Filmhouse, 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 watch11350401_10205785822397929_8569373820119111362_n[1] our 7 minute film:

 

SCREENWRITING:  Liberty and Grace by Katie Bennett

Liberty and Grace is a full length feature script which made the first cut at the Slamdance Screenplay Competition and received Second Round Honors at the Austin Film Festival Screenwriting Competition in 2016.  The readers said the writing is “lovely, lyrical” and “ethereal” and that it has “a fresh voice”.

Logline: During the year of America’s Bicentennial, shy bookworm Liberty is slammed up against her high school locker by thugs who think she’s called them whores and dykes because she told them they were “horrible” and used the word “dichotomy”. She is rescued by Grace, a braless Jesus lover in a mini skirt who wants to be a monk even though she is pretty sure they don’t let women in.  But in 1976, anything can happen.