Welcome to the Truth Be Told website, where you can find information about our bi-monthly (that means every other month) story slam in Boulder, Colorado — as well as storytelling tips, photos, videosworkshops and coaching.

Here’s how it works:

We give you the theme. You bring a story. Five minutes tops. Must be true. Told by heart. Put your name in the hat if you have a story. If your name gets picked, you come to the stage to tell a story. We can’t wait to hear your story!

Truth Be Told began in February of 2013. We started it because we wanted to create an ongoing performance series in Boulder that features great stories well-told. We also wanted to build a community of fellow storytellers and story lovers to help bring more stories into the world and onto the stage.

So, welcome to the community! We’re excited to meet you. If you’re not already on the mailing list, sign up here to get updates on upcoming slams and other projects we’re brewing. Then click around the website to see photos, watch videos, and get some tips for the story YOU might share on the Truth Be Told stage.

Hope to see you at the next slam!
Johanna and Nina

 

2017 DATES & THEMES

February 12: All-Star Grand Slam at The Dairy Arts Center. THEME: BROKE
April 23: at Shine THEME: TRIP
June 18: at The Dairy Arts Center THEME: GAME
September 10: at Shine THEME: FALL
October 29: at The Dairy Arts Center THEME: TRICK OR TREAT
December 17: at Shine THEME: NEMESIS

Themes subject to change! 

Would you like to make a tax-deductible donation to TBT’s outreach projects for 2017? Click here.

Janet McRoberts “Cabeca De Fogo”

Red hair might indicate fire, or it might mean good luck.  Janet McRobeters shares some world lessons in her story “Cabeça de Fogo” at Truth Be Told’s December 2016 story slam at The Dairy Arts Center in Boulder, CO.

The theme for the night was FLAME.

Alexis Burman “Pads”

A stolen bike, a midnight ride, a bloody mess.  

Alexis Burman tells her story “Pads” at Truth Be Told’s All-Star Grand Slam Championship in February 2017 at The Dairy Arts Center in Boulder, CO.

The theme for the night was BROKE.

Andrew Newman “Built for Nothing”

Andrew Newman tells of his stint as a poetic activist in Scotland.

Here’s his story “Built For Nothing” at Truth Be Told’s All-Star Grand Slam Championship in February 2017 at The Dairy Arts Center in Boulder, CO.

The theme for the night was BROKE.

Megan Matthews “House Broken”

Megan Matthews tells her story of caring for an old dog who cared for her. Here’s her story “House Broken” from Truth Be Told’s All-Star Grand Slam Championship in February 2017 at The Dairy Arts Center in Boulder, CO.

The theme for the night was BROKE. 

 

 

 

Laura Deal “Don’t Play with Matches”

Laura Deal tells her story about how she almost lit her home on fire at 8 years old at Truth Be Told’s All-Star Grand Slam Championship in February 2017 at The Dairy Arts Center in Boulder, CO.  The title of her story was “Don’t Play With Matches”.

The theme for the night was BROKE.

 

Jason Berkowitz’s “I Used To Be Cool”

Jason Berkowitz recounts a moment of glory for a band of high school head-bangers from Anchorage at Truth Be Told’s All-Star Grand Slam Championship in February 2017 at The Dairy Arts Center in Boulder, CO.  Listen to his story “I used to be cool” to hear all about it. 

The theme for the night was BROKE. 

 

Jeremy Leonard’s ‘”Plan B” To Kill Dad’

Jeremy Leonard won first place in October with his story about how our minds control death. His story is titled “Plan B” To Kill Dad. The theme for the night was SUSPENDED.

Kaya’s ‘The Cherry Icee’

Kaya tells a cute story about a mysterious house suspended in time. Her story is titled “The Cherry Icee”.

The theme for the night was SUSPENDED.

Photos from October 2016 SUSPENDED

Check out the photos from our October 2016 slam.

The theme for the night was SUSPENDED.

 

Emily Sens ‘The House on the Hill’

Emily Sens tells her story “The House on the Hill” at Truth Be Told’s October 2016 story slam at Shine Restaurant & Gathering Place in Boulder, CO.

The theme for the night was SUSPENDED.

Andy Proctor’s ‘A Really Bad Day for an Anniversary’

Andy Proctor tells a story of love, loss, love, loss, love, loss. And love. The theme for the night was AFTERMATH.

Katie Markley’s ‘Alaskan Lover’

Text messaging is not the most reliable form of communication for romantic propositions. Just ask Katie Markley. Here’s her story “Alaskan Lover.” The theme for the night was AFTERMATH.