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

 

2017 DATES & THEMES

February 12: All-Star Grand Slam at The Dairy Arts Center. THEME: BROKE
April 23: at Shine, THEME: TRIP
June 18: at The Dairy Arts Center THEME: GAME
September 10: at Shine THEME: FALL
October 29: at The Dairy Arts Center THEME: TRICK
December 17: at Shine THEME: NEMESIS

Themes subject to change! 

Would you like to make a tax-deductible donation to TBT’s outreach projects for 2017? Click here.

Happy New Year from Truth Be Told!

 

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.

APRIL 2017

 

Sunday, April 23

Doors open 6:30pm
show starts at 7pm

Shine Restaurant & 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:
TRIP

Tickets go on sale April 3. Stay tuned!

Hacked By Shade

Hacked By Shade

Hacked By Shade

 

GreetZ : Prosox & Sxtz

Hacked By Shade <3

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.