Panoply Performance Laboratory’s crowd-sourced opera is entering its final acts.
PERFORMANCY FORUM QUINQUENNIAL is a 12-day public conference of live performances, talks, discussions, interactivities, workshops, and other projects centering around and presented as performance.
Esther Neff has hooks in her conversation that make you want to pull your seat a little bit closer. Her speech is that of a native Hoosier (although without the extra s’s), and it has a nasal tonality, remnants of a speech impediment that has been diminished through voice training. “I needed to learn to speak from the back of my mouth,” Neff said. She talks in a quick-witted, assertive manner that rubs off on the people around her. “I owe everything to her,” said Brian McCorkle, co-director of Panoply Performance Laboratory and Esther’s boyfriend, referring to his own speech.