Calling All: Talkers, drunk debaters, sidewalk weather reporters, water cooler pundits, backseat philosophers, pseudo intellectuals, haters, hype-men, chatter boxes, gossips, and even the silent types.
Members of the Society of Civil Discourse are coming together in search of new members. All are welcome. Join us in hating on, loving, philosophizing about and debating, things that don’t matter. Show up on time for our induction ceremony. Discuss silly things with your fellow inductees, then watch and heckle the Great Debate. The Society of Civil Discourse is an interactive debate/bullshitting/appreciation event. It’s about style, not substance.
It happens in two phases.
Prelude: Induction to The Society and Explanation of Philosophy
Phase 1: Free Roaming Talking Stations
Find a station and let your trained facilitator guide you into a debate, gripe session, appreciation, or story share. Listen to others. Have a drink.
Phase 2: The Great Debate Professional Argument Teams engage in a 5 round debate over a secret topic. Watch, heckle, vote for the winners.
Responses to society of civil discourse
“If you’re feeling a bit pent up lately, faux-debate seems like a great way to relax in a fun and healthy way.”
-Aubrey Nagle, Philly Voice Preview, 2015
“In actuality, The Society of Civil Discourse, hosted by Team Sunshine Performance Corporation and The Philly Pigeon, was an evening dedicated to celebrating the creativity of the English language.”
-Robert Skvarla, Philadelphia Citypaper, 2014
A Co-Production Between Team Sunshine Performance Corporation and The Philly Pigeon