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

Themes subject to change! 

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

Dan Curtiss “Wedding Party”

Listen to this story about how Dan met a woman at a party, fell in love and then, with one phone call, had it all slip away.

Dan told this story during September’s story slam.

The theme was FALL.

February 2018 Grand Slam

 

 

 GRAND SLAM CHAMPIONSHIP!

 

Sunday, February 25th

 

Doors open 6:30pm
show starts at 7pm

 

Dairy Arts Center

2590 Walnut Street

 

 

We give you the theme.

You bring a story.

Five minutes tops. Must be true. Told by heart.

Theme:
TBD

 

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.

Laura Deal’s ‘Good Lord Willin”

Laura Deal had the audience in the palm of her hand with her winning story “Good Lord Willin'” about a tragedy averted during the Big Thompson flood. The theme for the night was AFTERMATH.

Mitchel Bloom’s ‘Are You Sitting Down?’

First time slammer, Mitch Bloom, discovers an unexpected bag of love letters at Truth Be Told’s September 2016 story slam at The Dairy Arts Center in Boulder, CO. The theme for the night was AFTERMATH.

Alexis Burman’s “The Penny Person”

Alexis Burman won second place (first in her age group as the only 14 year old to ever grace our stage) with her story, “The Penny Person”. The theme for the night was CRUSH.

Joe Fleenor’s “Dating by Joe”

Joe Fleenor tells his account of ‘no kiss on a pedidle in his story “Dating by Joe.” The theme for the night was FOOL.