Undercover Artists: What's Your Story? A Day of Stories and Storytelling with Al Bostick

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What's Your Story? 2X4 Productions & Oklahoma StoryWorks present A Day of Stories and Storytelling with Al Bostick
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, January 20th
Registration fee includes lunch

What’s your story? 

We all have them. Stories tell us who we are. They let us tell each other how we’re alike and how we’re different—and how that matters. 

But how do you choose which story to tell? And once you’ve chosen a story, what’s the best way to tell it? 

2x4 Productions & Oklahoma StoryWorks present Oklahoma’s own Al Bostick, leading a day-long workshop that gives you the chance to learn:

  •             how to classify and analyze tales 
  •             how to structure a story (beginning, middle, and end) 
  •             world history through storytelling 
  •             cultural behaviors 
  •             critical thinking and problem solving (who, what, where, when, why, and how) 
  •             world rhythms
  •             rhyming and free verse storytelling

Come and find your own story to share!

The workshop ties into playwright and artist Sheryl Martin’s endeavor, entitled “Oklahoma StoryWorks: THE FOOD PROJECT.” Martin was one of 21 recipients of the Mid-America Arts Alliance Arts Innovations grants — the only hailing from Norman — for the project, which will be staged in 2018. The script will be developed through interviews with Norman area residents, the focus being on food and the stories, issues and relations with this most essential element of living. 

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Bostick holds a bachelor’s degree in theatre, acting and directing, with additional master’s degree-level course credits in theatre. He has directed and performed his storytelling nationwide, including in educational settings. A Governor's Arts Award winner for his work in education, as well as a recipient of a Citation of Excellence in the State, Bostick is an accomplished storyteller, playwright, actor, and director who pursues excellence.


Martin has been a mainstay of theatre in Central Oklahoma since her arrival in Norman in 1989. She came to Norman as a newly cast actor with Norman's then professional theatre company, The Street Players Theatre; with whom she toured children's theatre and appeared in independent, original productions for the next two years.

In subsequent years, she appeared in productions with most of Central Oklahoma's theaters, including Stone Soup Theatre, Oklahoma Children's Theatre and her own company, 2x4 Productions. While with Oklahoma Children's Theatre, and later 2x4, Sheryl began playwriting children's stories for touring programs, writing more than 15 scripts over the years.

Most recently, Martin appeared in the Two Weird Sisters production of The Vagina Monologues at The Depot in Norman.