Meet the magical Monkey King, a stargazing rabbi, and a spry three hundred year-old tomte grandmother. Our characters are windows into folktales, fantasies, and historical stories. We perform with hand, rod and life-sized puppets.
Galapagos was founded in 1987. We named it for the Galapagos Islands, a habitat for many peaceful and unusual creatures.
We studied with Taiwan’s master puppeteer Li Tien-lu and his I Wan Jan troupe, and use traditional Chinese puppets and choreography in several shows.
We bring a love of history and heritage to our performances.
Galapagos has performed at many venues in the Northeast, including at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts and the American Museum of Natural History.
Our work has been funded by grants from organizations such as the Henson Foundation and the Puffin Foundation.