The People’s Stage is an open mic and a place to share in front of a lively and engaged audience. Our Monday night stage is appropriate for displaying artwork and giving “TED-like” talks. Our Tuesday night stage is appropriate for poetry and narrative. Many participants use the Stage in order to receive audience feedback, critique, or Q&A.
Participants are welcome to drop in as their schedules and interests allow.
At the start of The People’s Stage, the MC takes the stage, welcomes everyone present, introduces himself/herself, and announces the night’s speeches and presentations. As time allows, between 3-7 individuals are scheduled to take the stage, 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. After the night’s performances, 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 this.