Lost in the Modern

"Hilarious... Surreal... Irresistible"

"Claire Porter introduces the notion of performing by including us and invisible others in Lost in the Modern, her hilarious portrait of a dithery woman (a Helen Hokinson club lady minus the embonpoint) who thinks she's at MOMA, where (she thinks) she's lost her keys. Porter's a monologuist in the tradition of Ruth Draper, but with dance skill adding surreal dislocations. Irresistible are her anxious reactions to what she assumes are artworks (a coiled vacuum-cleaner hose, an iron pot, broken chair parts)." Deborah Jowitt, The Village Voice