The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare. Meyer MacLean Theatre, Ontario, Oregon. This concept production was set in the Wild West near the border of the Snake River which separates Oregon from Idaho…where we set our rivalry.
Overview: A set of Idaho twins separated from their brothers at birth go seeking them in Oregon, creating confusion. In this scene one twin (Antipholus) has fallen in love with his sister-in-law’s sister while the other twin (Dromio) is wooed by his brother’s fiancé, Nell.
Katie is a frequent Portland director for PDX Playwrights, a playwriting group which meets bi-monthly at Portland Center Stage. Every January we present new work at the Hipbone Theatre as part of the Fertile Ground Theatre Festival in Portland, Oregon.
The Egg. Katie won a place in the Crazy Dukes playwriting competition. She penned and directed this ten minute comic gender bender written in 48 hours. January 2017.
Hollywood Syndrome by Alex Haslett. Katie directed. January 2016.
Pirates of the Red Skull by Katie Bennett – In addition to directing this staged reading, Katie has had several table readings of this full length comedy in Ontario and New York in addition to being selected for performance by PDX Playwrights. January 2015.
Flim Flam and Irrespective Perspective by Brad Bolchunos – Katie directed these delightful absurdist plays by this award-winning playwright. January 2014.
Brad Bolchunos’ 2014 review from Oregon Artswatch:
Katie also directed The Strangest Story Ever Told by Clinton Clark. January 2014.
Temporal Powers by Teresa Deevy – Katie is one of two living directors to direct gem by a lost playwright who was peer to Yeats and O’Casey. Marshall Theatre, McMinnville, Oregon. March 2015.
The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare at Chemeketa Community College, Salem, Oregon. February 2005.
Treasure Valley Community College, Meyer MacLean Theatre, Ontario, Oregon. 2006-2012.