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 OR TREAT December 17: at Shine THEME: NEMESIS
Following a disappointing exchange on a dating website, Johanna finds a clever way to play along, with a slightly different twist. Here she is sharing her story during June’s story slam at the Dairy Arts Center.
Zachary tells a story about how he answered a craigslist ad from a woman looking for a driving partner to California. Add in some adderol and an unexpected surprise with a total stranger and you have the 2nd place winning story from June’s story slam.
It’s all a game that Laura Deal can’t seem to stop playing, all in the name of her love of sharing stories. Hear her version of a game she’s been playing for more than 30 years, as she told it at the story slam in June’s story slam.
A bocce ball left unattended found by security in Turkey caused an uproar with the bomb squad. Erin Rollman was one of three featured storytellers at Truth Be Told’s June story slam at the Dairy Arts Center where she shared her story “The Bocce Ball Incident”.
John Jurcheck, the featured storyteller of April’s slam, tells a story about his needing a rest after his wife was in 38 hours of home birth labor. He didn’t want to put his pants on and have to take an unexpected trip to the hospital.
Here John tells his story about how parenting doesn’t always go as planned.