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



February 25: All-Star Grand Slam at The Dairy Arts Center THEME: BLUE
April 22: Decadent Saints Winery, THEME: DIRT
June 24: The Dairy Arts Center, THEME: PITCH
September 9: The Dairy Arts Center, THEME: FLUSH
Nov 11: Theme & Venue TBD

Themes subject to change! 

Would you like to make a tax-deductible donation to TBT’s outreach projects for 2018? Click here.

Kate Jonuska “Cool girl on a bike”

A motorcycle, an epic rainstorm and an epiphany.  These are all elements in Kate Jonuska’s story that she shared on stage in June at the Dairy Arts Center.  Kate was one of the Featured Storytellers on stage during June’s slam. 

Click below to hear Kate’s story of independence and feminism. 

The theme of the night was PITCH.

Laura Deal “Hurricane Beth”

Laura Deal is on stage at the Dairy Arts Center sharing her story of her family taking a ferry during a hurricane.

The theme of the night was PITCH. 



Barbara Gehring “The test of time”

Barbara Gehring shares a sweet story about a clock that appears to have lost its ability to tick-tock until someone unexpected discovers a way to make it right again. 

Barbara was a Featured storyteller during the June slam and won 2nd place. 

The theme of the night was PITCH.

September 2018 Story Slam




Next Story Slam!


Sunday, September 9th


Doors open 6:30pm
show starts at 7pm


Dairy Arts Center 

2590 Walnut Street

Boulder, CO 80302

We give you the theme.

You bring a story.

Five minutes tops. Must be true. Told by heart.


Tickets on sale August 20th