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.

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

Our Slam Hosts: Nina Rolle and Johanna Walker

April, 2014 Truth Be Told story slam. The theme for the night was Lost & Found.

Ted Weaver’s Bordline Story “Arlo”

A folk hero saves the day in Ted Weaver’s story “Arlo”, which won the Funniest Damn Story category at the August, 2014. The theme for the night was Borderline.

Eryc Eyl’s Teacher! Teacher! Story

Eryc Eyl gives his account of an exceptional high school student, to whom he gave some exceptional advice at the October, 2014 Truth Be Told story slam. The theme for the night was Teacher! Teacher!

Dee Covington’s Teacher! Teacher! Story

Dee Covington tells her captivating tale of powerful life teachers from Warsaw, Missouri to Boulder at the October, 2014 Truth Be Told story slam. The theme for the night was Teacher! Teacher!

Lindsey Bourgoigne’s Teacher! Teacher! story

First Place Winner from our October slam with her hilarious story of an unfortunate mistranslation while studying Spanish in Panama.

Featured Storytellers for December

We are beyond excited about our Featured Storytellers for the upcoming December slam. We’ve got Cristie Chamberland, a traveler, a sometimes poet, and a teacher of various things, whose work has been seen at the Portland Story Theater, Here’s the Story Chicago, and Story Sessions in Chicago; Morley McBride, a recent Brooklyn-to-Boulder transplant and former Moth StorySLAM winner; & Bradley Spann, a Truth Be Told veteran, winner in the Funniest Damn Story category at the first annual Grand Slam earlier this year and Fringe Festival extraordinaire with his one-man show, Me and My Monkey. We’re delighted to welcome them to the Truth Be Told stage.

Keep Reading

Charley Rosicky’s Borderline Story

Charley meets a television star while hitchhiking in Arkansas at the August, 2014 Truth Be Told story slam. The theme for the night was Borderline.

Chris Barnett’s Borderline Story

Chris Barnett experiences “porous borders” in a twenty year love story at the August, 2014 Truth Be Told story slam. The theme for the night was Borderline.

Ellen Nordberg’s Borderline Story

Ellen Nordberg tells of her “borderline inappropriate” conversation with her grandparents at the August 2014 slam. The theme for the night was Borderline.

December 2014

Sunday, December 14

Doors open 7pm
show starts at 7:30

Shine Restaurant & Gathering Place
2027 13th St, Boulder, CO
$12 advance / $15 door

Tickets go on sale November 17

 

We give you the theme.

You bring a story.

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

Featured storytellers: Cristie Chamberland, Mary J. Lockwood

December’s Theme:
SMALL WORLD

Jackie Corbone’s Edge Story

Jackie Corbone tells her story at our September 2013 slam, which was part of the Boulder Fringe Festival. The theme for the night was Edge.

Hal Walker’s Edge Story

Hal Walker encounters a rogue wave in Hawaii and “improves his health by rebounding” at the September, 2013 Truth Be Told story slam. The theme for the night was Edge.