Laughing and learning through a puppet show
July 29, 2021
Meghan Casey has been a ventriloquist since the age of six, and this week she shared her performance with local children during a Sweetwater County Library System event.
The Sweetwater County Library System hosted Megan for two performances Tuesday at the Broadway Theater in Rock Springs. The show featured five different puppet characters and told the story of a safari adventure. The performances were free and open to the public, and many kids and parents came out to laugh and learn together.
Meghan’s dad, Ed, said he decided before his daughter was born that he wanted to learn ventriloquism so he could share puppets with her. He would use puppets to read books to her when she was young. One night when Meghan was five, she put her arm around her dad’s neck while he was reading and felt the vibrations in his throat as he did the voices for the characters. As soon as she discovered the “magic” of ventriloquism, she wanted to learn how to do it herself.
At the age of six, Meghan had completed the Maher Course of Advanced Ventriloquism and performed in front of hundreds of the country’s best ventriloquists, including Jeff Dunham, at the Vent Haven International Ventriloquist Convention in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky.
In the past 20 years of performing, Meghan founded Rocky Mountain Puppets and has been traveling across the west to share her ventriloquism.