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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.  

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Playwright, director, producer Lisa Rafferty creates documentary plays which celebrate the strength and resiliency of heroic women and men including an unforgettable and courageous First Lady,  a 9/11 hero and survivors of domestic violence. November 2021 marked the world premiere of ONWARD – Votes for Women, a documentary play which honors the fight for women’s suffrage, commissioned by the Associates of the Boston Public Library.  In April 2022 her show about the fearless and outspoken Betty Ford  - SHE DID ALL THAT – appeared in Grand Rapids, Michigan, sponsored by the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation. With Joey Frangieh, she created Boston Theater Company’s FINISH LINE, about the 2013 Boston Marathon, which had its world premiere at the Shubert Theatre  in Spring 2017. Her comedies – The MOMologues (1, 2 and 3), published by Concord Theatricals -  have appeared in 26 states and six countries. She is the recipient of the Massachusetts General Hospital’s the one hundred award for writing a comedy about breast cancer with other survivors, titled Pink Ribbon Overdose.  

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.

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