Cooper Braun was born in Boulder, Colorado. He grew up without a television and so found a love for storytelling from records and cassette tapes. Drawn to performance and theater from a young age, Cooper started as an actor, has a BA in Theater from Union College and has been working as a professional theater technician the last nine years. Returning to the world of live storytelling two years ago he now co-hosts the Boulder Story Circle, and is a member of the Rocky Mountain Storytelling advisory board. He performs regularly in Longmont and Boulder. He makes up one half of the storytelling duo Stories with Spirit.
John Forrest is the alter ego of some other dude, who’s married to the talented and extraordinary Shana Cordon. Forrest is a writer of stories wondrous, with fictions in Crossed Genre’s Fierce Family,
Analog Science Fiction and Fact, Envisage, Apex, and elsewhere. His most recent collection of short tales, Delicate Ministrations,
is out now, along with a novel, A Requiem Dawn
, published in January. You can learn more about him at jlforrest.com
We are beyond excited about our Featured Storytellers for the upcoming Grand Slam. We’re delighted to welcome them back to the Truth Be Told stage, February 22nd! Read about them here.
We are beyond excited about our Featured Storytellers for the upcoming December slam. We’ve got Cristie Chamberland, a traveler, a sometimes poet, and a teacher of various things, whose work has been seen at the Portland Story Theater, Here’s the Story Chicago, and Story Sessions in Chicago; Morley McBride, a recent Brooklyn-to-Boulder transplant and former Moth StorySLAM winner; & Bradley Spann, a Truth Be Told veteran, winner in the Funniest Damn Story category at the first annual Grand Slam earlier this year and Fringe Festival extraordinaire with his one-man show, Me and My Monkey. We’re delighted to welcome them to the Truth Be Told stage.
Introducing our featured storytellers for the June slam. We’ve got some great tellers in store for you! Here they are…
We ‘re about halfway between the last slam and the next slam and, we’re very excited to kick off another year of storytelling. When we booked the April date ten weeks after the Grand Slam, we didn’t realize how much we’d miss you. But we do. We miss you. And we’re excited to hear your tales of LOST AND FOUND on April 27. (more…)
ARE YOU READY?! All the best storytellers in Boulder will be facing off at our Grand Slam on February 16. OK we realize not all the best storytellers in Boulder have made it to Truth Be Told yet, but we know they’re on their way, and we know the storytellers we’ve gathered up for this event are indeed the cream of the crop. We’ll be posting photos of our ten grand slam storytellers here over the next month. Keep an eye on this page as we update it and add storytellers. Then GET YOUR TICKET and come join us on February 16. (more…)
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