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, videos, workshops 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
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 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!
First Place Winner from our October slam with her hilarious story of an unfortunate mistranslation while studying Spanish in Panama.
We are beyond excited about our Featured Storytellers for the upcoming December slam. We’ve got Mary J Lockwood, a writer and storyteller from England with an incurable habit of stumbling into adventures; 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; & Morely McBride, a recent Brooklyn-to-Boulder transplant and former Moth StorySLAM winner. We’re delighted to welcome them to the Truth Be Told stage.
Mary J Lockwood
Mary J Lockwood is a storyteller and writer from England who travels the world telling stories to adults and kids. Mary has told stories on four different continents so far and looks forward to completing the set. She’s performed everywhere from tiny pubs to ancient castles, and world famous theatres to international rock festivals. Mary has written for kids’ TV, worked with BBC radio, produced shows at major arts festivals, and recently won an International Artist’s Award from the British Council. Woohoo.
Cristie Chamberland has been living in Chicago for the past year, although currently moving out to somewhere less… Polar Vortexy and will be subjecting herself to a self-imposed creative writing retreat on Maui for the winter. She has been a traveler, a sometimes poet, and a teacher of various things, working mostly with kids and adults with developmental disabilities. She’s performed in her friends’ living rooms, her shower, and her car – as well as with Portland Story Theater, Here’s the Story Chicago, and Story Sessions in Chicago. This winter on Maui she plans on writing short truth-y stories that will perhaps someday be part of her own one-gal show.
Bio to come soon.
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 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 tells of her “borderline inappropriate” conversation with her grandparents at the August 2014 slam. The theme for the night was Borderline.
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
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 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.