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Society of Civil Discourse

A Co-Production Between Team Sunshine Performance Corp and The Philly Pigeon/Jacob Winterstein

April 9 2016

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What is it?

“…a rousing success… a celebration of truth-stretchers, fabricators and pseudo-intellectuals in all their misinformed glory.” – Philadelphia City Paper


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.

Doors at 7:30pm, Start at 8pm, done at 10:30pm
Drink specials available!

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What is it?

The Society of Civil Discourse is an interactive debate/bullshitting/appreciation event. It’s about style, not substance.

Phase 1 INDUCTION: Attendees are inducted into the “Society” and get an overview of the evening’s proceedings and the rules for participation.

Phase 2STAND AND DELIVER: Society Members are invited to voice their opinions at three different stations – a  “Hater” Station, an “Appreciation” Station, and a “Mini-Debate” Station.

Phase 3THE GREAT DEBATE: After flexing their oratorical muscles, participants become audience for The Great Debate, where two teams, made up of professionals and a few recruited audience members, debate on an audience-selected topic.


This event was supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

$12 in advance / $15 at the door / $10 students
2 for $20 when you buy in advance online.

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Photos: Jen Cleary