Nominations & Awards
At its world premiere in the Planet Connections Festivity Theatre Festival in Manhattan during the summer of 2016, The Pink Hulk won Best Director of a Solo Show, and was nominated for Best Performance of a Solo Show as well as Best Overall Production of a Solo Show.
The Pink Hulk was also awarded a Congeniality Award and Planet Activist Award, raising funds and awareness for Mary’s Place by the Sea.
The Pink Hulk was awarded the
Queen’s Medal for Valour Performance Award,
presented to an exceptional performer who brings bravery, grace, and humor
to extraordinary circumstances in the 2017 SaraSolo Festival!
The Pink Hulk was awarded The Best Survivor Award,
at the 2017 Pittsburgh Fringe
The Pink Hulk was awarded The Fringe Crush Award in the 2017 IndyFringe
“The very same week that Wonder Woman lands in movie theaters across the country for the first time, Valerie David arrives in Cincinnati, offering her own version of a superhero live and in person. The Pink Hulk is the playwright and actor’s passionate and comical solo show about her second battle with cancer.
Through it all, her endless passion for life, love of great sex and unbreakable sense of humor transforms her into the “Pink Hulk.” By the end, both she and her audience have shared both laughter and tears. With each new anecdote, David seems to live through these life-altering experiences all over again. Her 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. Cancer-free again since 2015, her “Pink Hulk” is certainly a modern-day superhero.”
“That Valerie 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. If you or a loved one has been affected by any type of cancer, I’d follow David and try to see The Pink Hulk…the play is also immensely rewarding.”
“Valerie 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, almost immediately feeling an alliance with her. She uses minimal props and I am tempted to say, they could actually be eliminated altogether as her narrative and stage presence are engaging enough.”
“After beating cancer, Valerie David felt heroic. When cancer returned years later, she had to be super heroic. Valerie relates the story of her journey and eventual triumph with frankness and humor — two of the best weapons one can muster against cancer. And most inspiring, she takes on the disease on her own terms…this hero’s journey is equal parts inspirational and fun.”
“I loved this show! If you have ever struggled with cancer or have a friend who has, go see this one-woman show. She shares her journey through cancer with humor and more than a little sexy irreverence. Valerie does not ask for our sympathy. She chooses to do cancer her way, to be in charge of her treatment and how she deals with the disease. She discovered resilience comes from taking charge. Valerie is a survivor.”
“Clever, crazy, wicked and wise, The Pink Hulk makes peace with human vulnerability and fights for life with a raging joy.”
“Throughout, Ms. David’s warmth, humor and energy shine through her performance.”
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