Written and Performed by Mindy Raf
Directed by Tara Elliott
Produced (UK) Civil Disobedience Productions
Light Design/Tech (US): Anna Grace Carter
Keeping My Kidneys weaves a fresh, tightly constructed narrative around love and relationships.
The 60 min show debuted in November in NYC for a 5 night run, the night after the election. An all-female production, Kidneys was meant to run the celebratory week we elected our first female president. Though the climate was not ideal, it went on to play to packed houses and the show is now running monthly as well as headlining LGBTQ and poly events in New York.
With glowing reviews out in Theatre Is Easy, Effort Lez, GO Magazine, and highlighted as an "LGBT Best Bet" and one of "20 Stellar Things To Do" by Time Out New York, Kidneys dismantles the romantic comedy and covers a range of subjects like identity, sex, anxiety, parent loss, coming out, polyamory, and bi/pan visibility in queer culture.
Theatre Is Easy says, Raf's kooky world brings “humor and—most importantly —normality to parts of the human psychology and emotional life that are far too often romanticized.”
Keeping My Kidneys is Raf's first collaboration with director Tara Elliott ('Shugs & Fat', Burq Off).