Multiple Award-Winning “The Pink Hulk”
Written and Performed by Valerie David
Directed by Padraic Lillis
“Valerie David, who has the talent of a Broadway star, decided to write this show to share her experiences and empower those facing adversity in life. The Pink Hulk began touring the country in 2016 and Valerie David began accumulating awards for this extraordinarily moving, candid, and insightful show.
The Pink Hulk is a 60-minute experience you will not soon forget.”
– Applause! Applause! New York City No. 1 review
“Her vulnerability and ability to share and communicate clearly the worries of love and life associated with her struggles made this one-woman show a worthwhile venture. The physical parts were stark and real. The pain and loneliness were understandably striking and uncomfortable. Her story will move and inspire you. If you want to see how someone successfully transforms tragedy into metamorphosis,
this is the perfect opportunity.”
–Applause! Applause! New York City No. 2 review
“There is clearly nothing about Valerie that isn’t exceptional. The Pink Hulk is a triumph of the one-woman show format. The Pink Hulk is the apogee of cancer narratives; the zenith, the apex.
You can’t get much better than this.”
– DC Metro Theater Arts 2017
“[Valerie] David’s story, by turns comical and heartbreaking, demonstrates that obstacles can be overcome and that we each have a superhero inside us. I recommend this show to anyone who enjoys authentic, well-performed theater and to anyone needing a reminder of the strength and resilience of the human spirit.”
– DC Metro Theater Arts 2016
“Valerie David has a comic’s timing, a turn for sketch artistry, and a standup comedian’s comfort with making discomforting confessions. She is good company, funny, exuberant, passionate, despairing, maternal and daughterly, sometimes a bit raunchy, and always candid.”
– Broadway World
That David was able to turn her experience into a play and has the blind courage as a performer to speak about her time in the fire with such candor is nothing short of a demonstration of her many gifts as an artist.”
– Pittsburgh in the Round No. 1 review
“David bares her soul and owns the stage as she reveals the darkest time of her life… She holds back nothing, is brutally honest and frank. This is uncomfortable and frightening but David’s skill for storytelling puts me on the edge of my seat.”
– Pittsburgh in the Round No. 2 review
“The Pink Hulk is a triumphant, crazily uplifting tonic for the pain that I’m feeling and Valerie David is a goddess. It is a screamingly funny, shockingly genuine beam of light …”
– Bad Oracle
“Her [Valerie’s] energy onstage is contagious; she has a true talent for making her audience feel what she feels. David’s journey to take back control from the cancer that threatened to steal her femininity is entrancing and inspiring. Her “Pink Hulk” is certainly a modern-day superhero.”
– Cincinnati CityBeat
What’s the first thing Valerie does when she’s diagnosed with cancer for a second time in her life? Having beaten lymphoma earlier in life, she is now diagnosed with breast cancer. Afraid of “losing the girls,” Valerie decides to take them out for one last hurrah… And…does she succeed? Come see the show to find out! This sexy and adventurous solo show follows the triumphant journey of one woman as she finds her own “hulk-like” strength to find her superhero within! A true and inspiring story!
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Clips courtesy of Rich Adler, RMP-Rich Media Play.
Whitefire Theatre in Los Angeles Feb 2018!!
Whitefire Theatre Solo Play festival!
Monday, February 19 at 8:00 pm
Ticket prices and link to come! Stay tuned!
13500 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Length of show: 60 minutes
(Contains mature content)
Past Performances & Festivals
Emerging Artists Theatre New Works Series Staged Reading – March 2016 Performance
Providence Fringe Festival – July 2016
Planet Connections – June through July 2016
Raised money for Mary’s Place by the Sea
Providence, RI on October 3, 2016 for a Special Fundraiser
to Support the Fight Against Cancer titled TOUCH/ed
The People’s Improv Theater – October 2016
The PIT Loft at 154 W 29th Street
Baltimore Charm City Fringe – November 2016
Raised money for the National Brain Tumor Society
SaraSolo Festival 2017 in Sarasota, FL — with a second performance at the Jewish Family & Children’s Services, including a talk back for cancer survivors – February 2017
Emerging Artists Theatre New Works Series Full Production – March 2017 Performance
DivaFest of the IndyFringe in Indianapolis, IN – March 2017 Performance
Raised money for the Indy Susan G. Komen Organization
Pittsburgh Fringe – March 2017 Performance, including a talk back for cancer survivors
Raised money for the Pittsburgh Chapter of FORCE cancer organization
Rhode Island College – Performances for the Nursing Department and the Performing Arts Series
– April 2017
Intersections International in New York City – May 2017
Orlando Fringe Festival – May 2017
Raised money for the Orlando Chapter of the American Society Society
Cincinnati Cincy Fringe Festival – June 2017
Raised money for the Cincinnati Chapter of FORCE cancer organization and Komen Southwest Ohio
IndyFringe Festival in Indianapolis – August 2017
Raised money for Pink Ribbon Connection breast cancer organization
Scranton Fringe Festival in Pennsylvania – September/October 2017
Partnered with the Foundation for Cancer Care
Tongue in Cheek Theatre Company’s Plus 1 Solo Show Festival – October 2017
Southeast Wisconsin Festival of Books at University of Wisconsin–Waukesha – November 2017
Back to the Baltimore Charm City Festival – November 2017
Raised money for the Hackerman-Patz House of Annapolis, MD
Team Pink Hulk
Written and Performed by Valerie David
Directed by Padraic Lillis
Production Stage Manager and Sound Designer: Elizabeth Strauss
Lighting Designer: Alex Moore
House Manager: Hazel Bonilla
Through my participation in Planet Connections performing The Pink Hulk, I raised funds for Mary’s Place By the Sea in Ocean Grove, NJ, which is a wonderful nonprofit organization for women who are receiving treatment for cancer. They provide services that complement cancer patients’ medical treatment, including oncology massages, nutrition education, individual psychotherapy, Reiki, guided meditation and yoga. Visit marysplacebythesea.org for more information.
Thank you to everyone who has come to see my solo show from page to stage!!
Accepted into 6 festivals in 2016!
–Emerging Artists Theatre Company New Works Festival
–Planet Connections Theatre Festivity Festival
–Providence Rhode Island Fringe Festival
–New York Fringe Festival
–Baltimore Charm City Festival
Accepted into 11 festivals in 2017!
–EAT New Works Series Play Festival
–DivaFest Women’s Play Festival in March in Indianapolis
–Pittsburgh Fringe Festival in March/April
–Orlando Fringe Festival in May
–Cincy Fringe Festival in May/June in Cincinnati in June
–IndyFringe in Indianapolis in August
–Scranton Fringe Festival in PA in September/October
–Manhattan’s Tongue in Cheek Plus 1 Solo Play Festival/October
–Southeast Wisconsin Festival of Books at University of Wisconsin–Waukesha – November 2017
–Back to the Baltimore Charm City Festival in November
(and plans for Europe in 2018!)
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Rich Adler, RMP-Rich Media Play
From the Writer
I first began writing The Pink Hulk: One Woman’s Journey to Find the Superhero Within in November 2015.
I decided to create this show after my two bouts with cancer to share my experiences with you. I want to inspire and empower any person facing adversity in his/her life that there is hope in the worst of circumstances. I am truly blessed and grateful that in only 5 months’ time, The Pink Hulk transformed from a reading into a full staged production!
Please help spread the word about this show to your family, friends, and coworkers. We are looking for opportunities for future productions, and welcome any suggestions you might have—please let us know if you have affiliations with hospitals, cancer support groups, cancer organizations, or any other venues that might be interested in supporting The Pink Hulk.
Thank you for your support!
Stay tuned for when The Pink Hulk smashes again…