Multiple Award-Winning “The Pink Hulk”

Written and Performed by Valerie David
Directed by Padraic Lillis 

“[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


“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

See more reviews here! 


Art by Rebecca Kalant

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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 FUND-RAISING VIDEO AND THE PINK HULK ORIGINS FROM MAY 2015.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR DONATIONS!

Contact pinkhulkplay@gmail.com for clips from the show.
Clips courtesy of Rich Adler, RMP-Rich Media Play.


Art by Rececca Kalant

Up next for The Pink Hulk 

Tongue in Cheek Theater Company’s Plus 1 Solo Show Festival presents The Pink Hulk in October at the Bridge Theatre
in Manhattan!!

Sunday, October 22 at 8:00 PM
Tuesday, October 24
 at 8:00 PM
In this festival, each solo shows runs about 60 minutes, so evening will be about 2 hours with an intermission between The Pink Hulk and another solo show! The Pink Hulk is the first show up on 10/22 and the second show on 10/24. You get to see 2 one-person shows per night!!!
Venue:
The Bridge Theatre @ Shetler Studios, 244 West 54th Street, 12th Floor,
between Broadway and 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10019

EQUITY cards honored!! Those with AEA cards get in free based on seating availability.

Ticket Price:
$18.00

Length of show: 60 minutes

(Contains mature content)

Southeast Wisconsin Festival of Books at
University of Wisconsin–Waukesha

Saturday, November 4 at 7:30 pm with audience talkback to follow

Tickets on Sale NOW click link for the Wisconsin show
Venue:
Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, UW-Waukesha, 1500 N. University Drive,
Waukesha, WI 53188

Ticket Price:
$10

Length of show: 60 minutes
(Contains mature content)

Back to the Baltimore Charm City Festival November 2017

Thursday, November 9 at 8:45 pm
Friday, 
November 10 at 10:30 pm
Saturday, November 11 at 5:00 pm
Sunday, November, 12 at 5:00 pm

Ticket Price: $10 plus one-time purchase of  $5 Fringe button!
Ticket link to purchase tickets-click here!

Venue:
Downtown Cultural Arts Center, 401 N. Howard Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

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

 


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.

Here is an article I wrote on Mary’s Place during my wonderful visit to this sanctuary by the sea! 

Here is a link to my article on the PIT and the value of IMPROV and the ZEN EXPERIENCE!


Stay tuned for more performances by signing up for updates from Valerie David and The Pink Hulk here.

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
–SaraSolo Festival

Accepted into 9 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
–Back to the Baltimore Charm City Festival in November

(and plans for Europe in 2018!)

For your Video/Film/Photo needs, visit http://www.rmp.nyc
Rich Adler, RMP-Rich Media Play


From the Writer
Valerie David

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 join The Pink Hulk‘s mailing list and be a part of our team. Find out all the latest news and upcoming performances by signing up through this form.

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.

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Thank you for your support!


Stay tuned for when The Pink Hulk smashes again…