by Anna Moench

East Coast Premiere

Signals are everything.

John and his daughter Caitlyn are birders. As they scan the skies over their backyard in suburban Maryland looking for elusive birds, years go by. Relationships begin and end. Children grow up and parents age. The climate and the world change in small and vast ways. Birds of North America takes a close look at the relationship of a father and daughter over the course of a decade as they struggle to understand the parts of one another that defy understanding.

Limited Run:

July 19 – August 3, 2019


Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance
440 Main Street
Ridgefield, CT 06877

“Moench charts the intimate patterns of her characters’ thoughts and feelings with a promising elegance.”

The Denver Post »

Birds of North America is the work of a very talented young playwright. There’s no melodrama, no big reveal, but the play is absorbing throughout its ninety minutes for intelligent dialogue, carefully etched characters and the believable relationship it depicts a depth charge of feeling beneath the everyday talk.”

Westword »

“It will leave you thinking of your own family, in whatever dynamic that may exist.”

ALOC Media »

“A universal story for anybody who has parents, and anybody who has a child.”

5280 Magazine »

“A multi-generational story that looks at how we communicate with people we love who hold different views, and how we move beyond those differences to embrace the parts of our relationships that truly matter.”

Bird Watching Daily »


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Bailey's Backyard

Blue Hammer Creative

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Birds of North America was developed with assistance from Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company, Stephen Weitz, Producing Ensemble Director.