We're a stage for philosophers and visual artists who want to share thoughts and artwork with an audience composed of philosophers, artists, and the general public.
The People's Stage meets every Thursday, but alternates focuses.
Participants are welcome to submit scripts or digital replicas for review at The People's Stage's Member's Forum. This is suggested for those who want closer feedback on the content of their speech or presentation.
Participants are welcome to drop in as their schedules and interests allow. Members and committed participants are expected to follow an every-other-week attendance schedule. If a participant must miss a meeting that they have signed up to attend, that participant should let administration know of their absence by emailing ThePeoplesColloquiumPDX@gmail.com.
At 7:30pm, the MC takes the stage, welcomes everyone present, introduces himself/herself, and announces the night’s speeches and presentations. Up to 3 individuals will be scheduled to take the stage during each meeting, each individual receiving a half-hour of time for a combination of their speech or presentation, and the resulting Q&A, critique, and/or discussion. At 9:00pm, The MC will take the stage after the last speech or presentation, thank everyone for participating, and announce the close of the night's stage.
The audience should applaud:
Individually, each speech or presentation can be 20 minutes in duration or less. Additionally, after each speech or presentation, there will be about 10 minutes of time for interaction with the audience, including Q&A, critique, and discussion. All together, each philosopher or artist is welcome to up to 30 minutes of stage time.
At the beginning of each speech or presentation, the person on stage should provide:
At the end of each speech or presentation, the person on stage should:
The MC will assist the person on stage with facilitating the Q&A, critique, and/or discussion, as needed.
To sign up to take the stage, please email ThePeoplesColloquiumPDX@gmail.com. Some speeches or presentations will be decided night-of when openings in the stage's schedule allow for them. Priority will be given to those who are signed up to attend The People’s Stage as a member.