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!

 

Would you like to make a tax-deductible donation to TBT’s outreach projects for 2016? Click here.

Photos from April 2016 FOOL

Check out the photos from our April 2016 slam.

The theme for the night was FOOL.

Featured Storyteller for April 24

Meet our Featured Storyteller for April 24th!

 

Create Wealth Doing What You Love

Myka McLaughlin

 

Myka McLaughlin founded WINC (Women In Community) to help women entrepreneurs – especially artists, healers and creative types – translate their passion into a profitable business that actually makes money for them and their families.
After proving WINC’s model in Boulder, Colorado, WINC is now serving women across the US and internationally, and is expanding its live programming to NYC, LA and San Francisco. Myka graduated with distinction from the University of Colorado with a degree in Economics and International Affairs.

Meridith Grundei, “Missing James”

Meridith Grundei live onstage with Toad the Wet Sprocket and the Cast of Rent! Meridith tells her story “Missing James” at the third annual All Star Grand Slam in February.

Traci Brown, “Tastes Like Chicken” 2016

Courage tested by turtles while snorkeling in Belize. Traci Brown tells her story “Tastes Like Chicken” at the third annual All Star Grand Slam in February.

Cooper Braun, “Once Upon A Time”

Love at first sight with a manic pixie girl. Cooper Braun tells a story “Once Upon A Time” at the third annual All Star Grand Slam in February.

Matthew Taylor, Grand Slam 2016

A sailing trip with the boys encounters a storm in the Straits of Messina. Matthew Taylor’s story at the third annual All Star Grand Slam in February.

Alana Eve Burman, “Backdoor Man”

Alana Eve was a fearless, crime-fighting nine year old. Here’s Alana telling her story “Backdoor Man” at the third annual All Star Grand Slam in February.

Nancy Norton, “Been there, not done that”

Here’s Nancy Norton, winner of our third annual All Star Grand Slam with her story “Bean There, Not Done That”. The audio is a bit messed up on this recording, but stick with it– it’s definitely worth hearing her sweet, sad, hilarious winning tale.

Kit Marcy, “Thwart You”

Listen to Kit Marcy’s story from the 2016 Grand Slam at The Dairy Arts Center on February 21. The theme for the night was THWARTED.

Photos from February’s 2016 Shambhala Slam– NOT AFRAID TO BE A FOOL

Check out the photos from the slam from February’s Shambhala Slam 2016 at eTown Hall.

The theme for the night was NOT AFRAID TO BE A FOOL.

Photos from February’s 2016 Grand Slam–THWARTED

Check out the photos from the slam from February’s Grand Slam 2016.

The theme for the night was THWARTED.

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