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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.

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MOVIE MAKING NEWS: 2020!

Best Screenplay: Bird in the Water by Katie Bennett 2018 Northwest Exposure Competition. Fundraising is beginning now to make this award-winning spooky tale set on the Oregon Coast into a film. To inquire about how to donate or become involved, please message us via Katie’s Contact page.

UPCOMING ORIGINAL PLAYS: February 2020: 

Jephthah’s Daughter has a staged reading on February 9th at 2:00 at the Hipbone Studio, 1847 E. Burnside Street, Portland, Oregon. “A story 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 myths of “Isaac” and “Jephthah’s Daughter in Genesis 22 and Judges 11.

Tickets: $10 at https://www.boxofficetickets.com/go/event?id=340833

To give AUDIENCE FEEDBACK on this new script, please message via the contact form answering:  1. What did you like about the play? 2. Where were you bored (if you were)? 3. Where were you confused? 4. What is your name and email information?

See theatre reviewer Judy Nedry’s preview on the play: https://judynedry.com/get-ready-for-the-fertile-ground-festival/

 

Daisy Dukes Shorts Night 2020:

Love. Death. Blame. And Laundry. Another comic short play by Katie, Suicide in the Garden, was chosen to be produced by Portland group PDX Playwrights in the Fertile Ground Festival. Second year in a row! Two shows Jan 31 and Feb 1st.

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:

 

OTHER 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: Liberty is a shy high school bookworm who dreams of being a singer. Grace is a bold Feminist who loves the Jesus Movement.  When they meet, Liberty ditches her bra and joins the church.