David Regan, who followed a rather circuitous route through fifty jobs in six states over eighteen years, finally returned to the love of his youth—the theater—in 1991 and now holds degrees in Puppetry (BFA ’95) and Design (MFA ’01) from the University of Connecticut. He is self-employed as a freelance theater artist, focusing variously on the areas of performance, design, construction, and technical, for both human and puppet theatre applications. Beginning in 2001, he added teaching to the mix as well, periodically joining the adjunct faculty of Eastern CT State University.
David mostly divides his time between Vermont and Connecticut, maintaining ongoing relationships with Sandglass Theater and Crabgrass Puppet Theater, both as a designer/builder and performer, touring in the US and Europe, and with Integrity Designworks, with whom he has helped create puppets and masks for, among others, Boston Ballet, Donna Karan International, Houston Grand Opera, and the Martha Graham Dance Company.
Most recent credits include:
Butterfly Dreams, a dual performance with the creator of the piece, renowned Chinese puppet artist Hua Hua Zhang.
Technical direction for The 2nd Northeast CT Festival of International Puppetry.
Scenic & puppet designs and construction for Sandglass Theater’s One-Way Street, based on the writings of philosopher Walter Benjamin, which premiered in Strassbourg, France in March, 2002.