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 Center for the Arts.  Theme: THWARTED.
April 24: at Shine. Theme: FOOL
June 19: at The Dairy Center for the Arts. Theme: CRUSH
September 11: at The Dairy Center for the Arts. Theme: AFTERMATH
October 30: at Shine. Theme: SUSPENDED
December 18: at The Dairy Center for the Arts. Theme: FLAME

Themes subject to change!

 

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Photos from June 2016 CRUSH

Check out the photos from our June 2016 slam.

The theme for the night was CRUSH.

SEPTEMBER 2016

Sunday, September 11

Doors open 6:30pm
show starts at 7pm

The Dairy Gordon Gamm Theater
2590 Walnut St, Boulder

We give you the theme.

You bring a story.

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

Theme:
AFTERMATH

Lois Shannon’s “Who’s the Fool, Mom?”

Meditating with a tree and getting vulnerable with a stranger, Lois Shannon tells her story “Who’s the Fool, Mom?” The theme for the night was FOOL.

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.

Matthew Taylor’s “Star for a Day”

Matthew Taylor tells a story of some film work he did, and how he later discovered that maybe it’s not always so flattering to be recognized for your film work. :-) He’s one of our favorites, so have a listen. Matthew Taylor’s “Star for a Day.” The theme for the night was FOOL.

Mare Trevathan’s “I’m just not drawn that way”

Mare Trevathan’s foray into the entertainment industry in her story “I’m just not drawn that way” at the third annual All Star Grand Slam in February. The theme for the night was THWARTED.

Jen Seriously’s “The Boy and the Bridge”

Jen Seriously tells her story “The Boy and The Bridge” at Truth Be Told’s April 2016 slam. The theme for the night was FOOL.

Waylon Lewis’ “My Father’s Were All Fools”

Waylon Lewis tells his story “My Father’s Were All Fools” at Truth Be Told’s special slam for the Shambhala Center on February 12, 2016 at eTown Hall in Boulder, CO. The theme for the night was NOT AFRAID TO BE A FOOL.

Sara King’s “Jumbo”

Sara King tells how she takes a stand as the only woman living on a boat with Japanese sailors in the Bering Sea. The theme for the night was FOOL.

Jason Berkowitz’ “My first first date in 21 years”

Jason Berkowitz tells the story of acting like a fool on his first date in 21 years. He won second place for the night. The theme for the night was FOOL.

Jordan Urban’s “All’s well that ends well”

Jordan made a foolish choice after sharing a slice of pizza with a guy she just met in NYC. The theme for the night was FOOL. Caution: F-Bombs

JUNE 2016

Sunday, June 19

Doors open 6:30pm
show starts at 7pm

The Dairy Gordon Gamm Theater
2590 Walnut St, Boulder

We give you the theme.

You bring a story.

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

Theme:
CRUSH