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
Katie Day Weisberger, Truth Be Told’s resident photographer, took a photo of the Twin Towers that lived long after the day it was taken. She tells about it in her story “Pure Morning.” The theme for the night was AFTERMATH.
Jason Berkowitz works in sales for IBM, and spends all day telling stories to his clients. He loves to tell the story of how he was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska, but escaped to California as soon as he was able. He loves to tell the story of how he was fired from his first sales job after only 3 months. And, regardless of the topic of conversation, he’ll manage to work in the story of how he completed an Ironman a bunch of years ago – in just under 15 hours. Jason lives in Longmont with three sons, a dog, and a weed-filled yard which he’ll get around to weeding one of these days.
Kit Marcy is a published author, award-winning photographer, award-winning lighting designer, and has a degree in mathematics. He has danced the role of the Rat King for Boulder Ballet’s “Nutcracker,” and is co-creator of Frequent Flyers Productions Nutcracker parody, “The Ratcracker.” Most recently, Kit has narrated “Carnival of the Animals” for Boulder Ballet, become a Truth Be Told: Boulder Storyslam Grand Slam finalist, and has performed his one-man show, “Coloring My Time Sheet” as part of the 2015 Boulder International Fringe Festival. Kit is currently the Assistant Cinema Manager and host of Friday Night Weird at The Dairy Arts Center.
First time slammer, Mitch Bloom, discovers an unexpected bag of love letters at Truth Be Told’s September 2016 story slam at The Dairy Arts Center in Boulder, CO. The theme for the night was AFTERMATH.
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.