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Rutabaga Story Co. is a theatre company based in Portland, Oregon.


We strive to produce new, fun, and accessible plays with an emphasis on visual storytelling.



Rutabaga is made up of passionate storytellers and theatre makers who are working on new plays and theatrical concepts all the time. Not only that, we are working towards providing a platform for emerging local artists to develop and produce their work alongside us.


We create work that is as fun to work on as it is to see. Even when dealing with heavy subjects, joy and entertainment are the heart of our pieces.


All of our tickets are sold on a sliding scale in order to accommodate a range of audience members. We strive to produce work that can be enjoyed by as many people as possible. 

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Visual Storytelling

We utilize puppets, masks, movement, dance, and other methods of visual performance as a central part of our creative process.

Who's Involved


Eve Johnstone

Meredith Laubert

Danny Gray

Artistic Director

Eve Johnstone, a tried and true Oregonian, earned their BFA in Drama from NYU Tisch at the Experimental Theatre Wing. They have performed, directed, produced, and taught theatre on both coasts before planting her roots in Portland. Their work often incorporates puppetry, non-human characters, and at least one solid pun if they can help it. Eve loves birds, discussing plays, and dreaming about owning several dogs. 

Production Manager

A lifelong performer, Meredith earned her BS in Materials Science from Alfred University, and currently works as an engineer for Owens Corning. She has been involved in numerous theatrical productions in college and now works as a stage manager, performer, and production manager for Rutabaga Story Co. Her hobbies include friendship and activities.

Lead Designer

Danny Gray is an artist, performer, designer, puppeteer, and writer hailing from the frozen tundra of Wisconsin. He recieved his BFA in Art and Design at Alfred University, where he studied sculpture, acting, and design. He continued his theatre training at the school of master clown Philippe Gaulier in France. His passions include cardboard, root vegetables, and goofing around.

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