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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OCTOBER 2016

Sunday, October 30

Doors open 6:30pm
show starts at 7pm

Shine Restaurant and Gathering Place
2027 13th St, Boulder

We give you the theme.

You bring a story.

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

Theme:
SUSPENDED

Jason Berkowitz’s “Star F***er”

Jason Berkowitz goes to great lengths to impress his girlfriend on her birthday in his story “Star F***er” at Truth Be Told’s June 2016 story slam at The Dairy Arts Center in Boulder, CO. The theme for the night was CRUSH.

Angelique Espinoza’s “Run, Baby”

One of our featured storytellers, Angelique Espinoza, receives some crushing news and faces a difficult decision in her tender story, ‘Run Baby’ at Truth Be Told’s June 2016 story slam at The Dairy Arts Center in Boulder, CO. The theme for the night was CRUSH.

Emily Sens’ “New Zealand’s Worst Enemy”

One of our returning champions has a thrilling brush with wildlife.
Emily Sens tells her story “New Zealand’s Worst Enemy” at Truth Be Told’s June 2016 story slam at The Dairy Arts Center in Boulder, CO. The theme for the night was CRUSH.

Featured Storytellers for September 11

Introducing:

katie dayKatie Day Weisberger

Katie is a photographer and teacher. She photographs portraits, weddings, families, and most everything else. You can find her work at www.saykatieday.com. She also teaches art and photography to high school students in downtown Denver, which is a constant creative endeavor in and of itself. Katie is a traveler who is always working up to her next trip, an aspiring gardener, and a mom to a seven-year-old girl.

Andy ProtorAndy Proctor

Andy is a consultant who works with clients to create and preserve affordable housing. He is based in Boulder and works nationwide. He has been involved in affordable housing for nearly 20 years, and has been consulting for 12. Professional positions have included the State of Colorado Division of Housing, and manager of the City of Boulder’s Housing Division. His work can be seen at his website (www.andyproctor.net) as well as LinkedIn and Facebook (Proctor Community Enterprises).

Laura K. Deal headshotLaura K. Deal

Laura is a writer, speaker, teacher, and dream reader. She’s certified as a Dream Work Facilitator through the Marin Institute for Projective Dream Work and has taught writing classes for more than ten years. She speaks about creativity, dreams, and metaphor. She’s the author of The Newcomer’s Guide to the Invisible Realm: A Journey through Dreams, Metaphor, and Imagination and Marbles: New and Collected Poems. Her stories have appeared in Cricket Magazine, WolfSongs Vol. 1 & Vol. 2, and in Space Sirens (Full-Throttle Space-Tales #2). Her poetry has appeared in Collective Dream Arts Magazine, and online. The critique group she helped start has been meeting for 25 years. You can find her at www.FirstChurchofMetaphor.org and www.LauraKDeal.com.

Miles Golden’s “Matt Livesay… Say No More”

When kid love and impulse control don’t match. Miles Golden’s story “Matt Livesay… Say No More”.The theme for the night was CRUSH.

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.

Kit Marcy’s “The Red Car & The Green Dress”

A favorite from the evening, Kit has a crushing realization at the end of a first date. The title of his story was “The Red Car & The Green Dress”. The theme for the night was CRUSH.

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.