Massachusetts
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
CactusHead Puppets

CactusHead Puppets are known for their playful performance style and exuberant creativity. The West Springfield-based company was founded in 2010 by husband and wife team John and Megan Regan. Since then, they have created six shows based on favorite, familiar folktales and have toured throughout Western New England. John and Megan are both graduates of the University of Connecticut's Puppet Arts program, and are available for touring all over New England. Our current touring shows: The Pied Piper of Hamelin. Little Red Ridding Hood The Bremen Town Musicians Magnificent Monster Circus Please visit our website for descriptions and pictures of each show: http://www.cactusheadpuppets.com/touring-shows/ CactusHead Puppets offers workshops as well as shows. We have taught workshops for many different groups, and can tailor them so you get a fun and educational workshop that fits your needs. More info on workshops here: http://www.cactusheadpuppets.com/workshops/

Additional Links: 
This is clip from the opening of our Pied Piper show.

I Have Worked With

  • July 2021

    Booked to perform Magnificent Monster Circus as part of summer series

  • July 2021

    Booked to perform Magnificent Monster Circus for summer reading program

  • July 2021

    Performed Magnificent Monster Circus as part of outdoor summer series

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Contact Information

First Name: 
John
Job Title/Position: 
Puppeteer
Mailing Address: 
131 ASHLEY AVENUE
APT D4
WEST SPRINGFIELD, MA 01089
Physical Address: 
131 Ashley Ave Apt D4
West Springfield, MA 01089
Last Name: 
Regan

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Theater - Puppet
Additional Disciplines: 
Theater - Children's
Theater - Puppet
Year Founded: 
2010
Populations Served: 
Adults
Families
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Teens
Institution/Business Type: 
Performing Groups
Activities and Services: 
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Performance / Concert / Reading
Residency - In School
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Events Per Year: 
50
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
Multi-State Region

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Education: 
Graduate of University of Connecticut Puppet Arts Program
Awards: 
n/a

I am a Touring Artist

I am NEST eligible
Technical Requirements: 
An area at least 11’wide x 8’deep x 8’ high with a smooth, level floor for CactusHead Puppets’ stage.
Access to at least one nearby electrical outlet.
Access to the performance space before and after the performance for the set up and removal of equipment. CactusHead Puppets will arrive at least 1 hour before the performance to set up, and need at least 45 min. after the performance to strike.
Fee Range Minimum: 
$150
Fee Range Maximum: 
$1,000
State of Residence: 
Massachusetts
Minimum Number of Performers: 
2
Maximum Number of Performers: 
2

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Afterschool Program
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Community Site / Center
Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - English Language / Literacy
Design
Ages Served: 
Pre-Kindergarten-age
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
Adults
Fee Range Minimum: 
$150
Fee Range Maximum: 
$500