The People's Stage is an open mic and a place to share in front of a lively and engaged audience. Our Tuesday night stage is appropriate for poetry and narrative. Our Thursday night stage is appropriate for displaying artwork and giving "TED-like" talks. Many participants use the Stage in order to receive audience feedback, critique, or Q&A. We occasionally feature recently published writers and poets on Tuesday nights.
Participants are welcome to drop in as their schedules and interests allow.
The MC takes the stage, welcomes everyone present, introduces himself/herself, and announces the night’s speeches and presentations. Time allowing, between 5-10 individuals will be scheduled to take the stage during each meeting, each individual receiving a proportionate amount of time for a combination of their reading, speech or presentation, and the resulting Q&A, critique, and/or discussion. Afterward, The MC will take the stage, thank everyone for participating, and announce the close of the night's stage.
The audience should applaud:
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, readings, or presentations will be decided night-of when openings in the stage's schedule allow for them.