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
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.
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.
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.
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 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
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.