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   2016 DATES & THEMES February 21: All-Star Grand Slam at The Dairy Arts Center. THEME: THWARTED April 16: at Shine, THEME: FOOL June 19: at The Dairy Arts Center THEME: CRUSH September 11: at The Dairy Arts Center THEME: Aftermath October 30: at Shine THEME: SUSPENDED December 18: at The Dairy Arts Center THEME: FLAME 2017 DATES & THEMES (themes TBA!) February 12: All-Star Grand Slam at The Dairy Arts Center April 16: at Shine June 18: at The Dairy Arts Center September 10: at The Dairy Arts Center October 29: at Shine December 17: at The Dairy Arts Center GRAND SLAM!! All the winners from 2016 return to face off February 12, 2017, at The Dairy Arts Center, Theme: TBA Themes subject to change!   Would you like to make a tax-deductible donation to TBT’s outreach projects for 2016? Click here.

Featured Storytellers for December 18



LindsayLindsay Bourgoine

Lindsay recently returned to Colorado for a gig with Protect Our Winters, where she works to engage the snowsports industry in fighting climate change. With a passion for politics and the great outdoors, Lindsay has always sought out opportunities to advocate for conservation and recreation. Prior to her (second) move to Colorado, Lindsay worked for the Outdoor Industry Association and the Appalachian Mountain Club, and completed a masters at Vermont Law School. When she’s not raising a ruckus on a policy issue or telling stories about her beloved home state of Maine, you can find Lindsay hiking, biking, running, or skiing deep in the mountains, typically wearing a significant amount of neon.          

MeganMegan Mathews

Megan was born and raised in Venice, CA, graduated from Harvard University, and received post-graduate training in educational theater from NYU. In 2011, Mathews co-founded Local Theater Company in Boulder, CO, which focuses exclusively on developing new American plays. Since its founding, Local Theater Company has produced three world premieres in Boulder (Elijah: An Adventure by Michael Mitnick, Faith by James McLindon, and The Firestorm by Meridith Friedman), and has aided more than ten other playwrights in the development process through the Local Lab New Play Festival. Before founding Local, Mathews worked in film and television production for Paramount, Castlerock, Gracie Films, Sony Pictures Imageworks, 20th Century Fox and Dreamworks Animation on such projects as "Clueless" (TV series), Mission Hill, The Critic, The Sam Simon Project, 50 First Dates, Big Fish, and Kung Fu Panda. She served as director of education at the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, and as a facilitator with the Anti-Defamation League's A World of Difference Institute®. In 2013, Megan directed the premiere of Hang-Ups: An Evening of Phone Calls, in Los Angeles. Currently, Megan writes, directs, produces and serves as Managing Director for Local Theater Company, and is a freelance writer specializing in Youth Outreach and Education materials for Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles. Over the past five years, her study guides have been used by over 400 teachers and 10,000 students, including the materials for Clybourne Park, which the production took to Broadway.

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’

Here is Emily's guide to celebrating Halloween while traveling on a budget. Her story is titled The House on the Hill. The theme for the night was SUSPENDED.


Sunday, December 18

Doors open 6:30pm show starts at 7pm

The Dairy Arts Center 2590 Walnut St, Boulder

We give you the theme.

You bring a story.

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

Theme: FLAME

Tickets go on sale November 28. Stay tuned!

Katie Day Weisberger’s ‘Pure Morning’

Katie Day Weisberger, Truth Be Told's resident photographer, took a photo of the Twin Towers that lived long after the day it was taken. She tells about it in her story "Pure Morning." The theme for the night was AFTERMATH.

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.

Pam Moore’s ‘The Day I Acted Like a Grown Up At Work’

Pam Moore tells her story of the day she acted like a grown-up at work. The theme for the night was AFTERMATH.

Alan Carpenter’s ‘After The Fall’

Alan Carpenter tells his story of the insights he had after a run-in with an icy slope. 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.