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
Knowledge of the science behind fire is helpful. DJ Hamilton shares his story of his experience with combustion in “Combustible Life” at Truth Be Told’s December 2016 story slam at the Dairy Arts Center.
Red hair might indicate fire, or it might mean good luck. Janet McRoberts 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.
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.
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”.
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.