What’s true romance to you? For some, it’s flowers, candles and lacy knickers. To others, it’s marrying your high school sweetheart and settling in the suburbs. For me, it’s my husband pouring a third of his pint into my glass when I can’t be bothered to go to the bar.
In Mindy Raf’s world, true romance involves both men and women – sometimes simultaneously.
Not because she’s an oversexed cheater, but because she’s polyamorous and pansexual; an aspect of her identity that’s at the very core of her hilarious and critically acclaimed one-woman comedy show, ‘Keeping My Kidneys’.
About Keeping My Kidneys
In Mindy’s own words, Keeping My Kidneys weaves a fresh, tightly constructed narrative around modern love and relationships.
It dismantles the conventional notion of the romantic comedy, covering subjects like identity, sex, anxiety, the loss of a parent, coming out, polyamory, and bi/pan visibility in queer culture.
Needless to say, it’s right up our alley and when Mindy first contacted us about producing Keeping My Kidneys at the Edinburgh Fringe we almost slipped off our seats.
We had a great time helping Mindy introduce her unique and laugh-out-loud brand of comedy storytelling to Edinburgh Fringe audiences in August 2017. Unsurprisingly, she scored two 4-star reviews as well as overwhelmingly enthusiastic audience feedback.
What’s next for Mindy…
Mindy is already talking about her next Edinburgh Fringe, and we’re very excited about the possibility of continuing our working relationship with her and supporting her going forward.
You’ll find more info about Mindy and the show at keepingmykidneys.com.
In the meantime, check out this teaser below to get a flavour for the show.
A bit about Mindy
Mindy is a multi-talented comedian, actress, writer, published author, and musician who’s contributed to numerous TV productions, including shows on MTV, TNT, VH1 and The Daily Comedy Network.
She heard of Civil Disobedience from one of our mutual friend in New York, where she’s based. And when she got in touch it was love at first sight. In a strictly professional, platonic kind of way, of course.
‘LGBT Best Bet*****’ Time Out New York
‘The kick-ass, real woman that you’ve been waiting for.’ Theatre Is Easy