CactusHead Puppets was started in 2010 by husband and wife team John and Megan Regan. Since then they have created several shows based on favorite, familiar folktales, and have toured throughout New England. Megan and John are both graduates of the University of Connecticut's Puppet Arts program. Megan is originally from the Kansas City area, where she worked with Paul Mesner Puppets. John is from western Massachusetts, and is honored to be performing in the same venues where he saw puppet shows growing up. Megan collects pop-up books, and John has a love for giant monster movies.
Our Past Touring Locations Proudly Include
- The Puppet Showplace Theater
- Goat on a Boat Puppet Theater
- Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry
- The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
- The Springfield Museums
- Many public libraries, schools, and community events
As a child playing on his family's computer, John created this image that he called CactusHeads. His parents liked it so much that they saved it and made him a CactusHead T-shirt as a gift for his 21st birthday. When it came time to pick a name for our company, we both thought that CactusHead reflected the fun and creativity that we hope to express.