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BIRCH TREE PRODUCTIONS

Theater from the Heart

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About Birch Tree Productions

Theater from the Heart

Birch Tree Productions is named in honor of playwright-director-producer Lisa Rafferty’s mom, who introduced her to theater when she was 6 and they were living in San Juan, P.R.  After moving back to N.J., the house in Upper Montclair had a birch tree in the front yard  - a favorite for Lisa’s mom: Pat Daud, an amazing professional actress and model.  Looking past the tree was the skyline of New York City, where Lisa and her mom attended many Broadway shows each year.


Birch Tree Productions creates theater from the heart, from the MOMologues Series, to documentary plays including THE LEGACY OF WELLES REMY CROWTHER, FEEDING SISTERS, NO MORE SECRETS and the premiere of SHE DID ALL THAT - Betty Ford: Speaking Out, Saving Lives.  


 

Playwright, director, producer Lisa Rafferty has created several documentary plays in recent years including  THE LEGACY OF WELLES REMY CROWTHER: The Man in the Red Bandanna, about the 9/11 hero and the world premiere of Boston Theater Company's  FINISH LINE, about the 2013 Boston Marathon, with Joey Frangieh.

 

Lisa  has collaborated with fabulous women on Feeding Sisters: The Voices of Women’s Lunch Place and NO MORE SECRETS: Survivor Voices from The Second Step.  Her comedies – The MOMologues (1, 2 and 3), published by Samuel French, have appeared in 24 states and five countries. She wrote a comedy about breast cancer with other survivors:  Pink Ribbon Overdose.  Ms. Rafferty assembled an all-female production team for the premiere of SHE DID ALL THAT - Betty Ford: Speaking Out, Saving Lives about a courageous and unforgettable First Lady.

 

She is the producing director of the Elliot Norton Awards and loves teaching theater at Bridgewater State University.

 

Lisa is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild and the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.