The Pink Hulk: One Woman’s Journey to Find the Superhero Within

Valerie David


Now battling breast cancer after fighting off lymphoma, Valerie does something most people facing cancer probably wouldn't think of doing. Fearing she might lose “the girls”, she takes them out for one last hurrah. And a cancer diagnosis means only 1 thing: Time to get laid!




60 minutes


Memorial Hall


Fri 7/22 @ 4:00PM**
Sat 7/23 @ 3:30PM**
Sat 7/23 @ 8:30PM**

** This performance is MASK REQUIRED



Recommended For

Ages 14+


One-Person Show, Performance Art, Scripted Play


Mature content


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Now more than ever, we need hope! You will feel uplifted and empowered by The Pink Hulk…Now battling breast cancer after fighting off lymphoma, With a fear that Valerie might lose “the girls,” she takes them out for one last hurrah. And does Valerie succeed? Is there a “happy ending”? Come see the show to find out! This adventurous, sexy solo show follows Valerie's journey to seek her own “hulk-like” strength to find her superhero within to become a 3-time cancer survivor. The Pink Hulk inspires through Valerie’s personal story of kicking cancer’s ass, living life on her own terms, and crushing the obstacles in her path. Her show is told with heartfelt honesty and lots of humor. Through performances, theater is utilized as a thought-provoking vehicle to motivate audiences—including cancer patients/survivors—and not just those with cancer, but anyone facing adversity in life. The Pink Hulk's mantra is to never ever give up!

There will be audience talkbacks after each show with featured special guests: Hayley Dubin of The Cancer Liberation Project; founder of reVIVE wellness, as well as from The Gathering Place, a non-profit, community-based cancer support center that focuses on the social, emotional, physical and spiritual needs of individuals with cancer and their family and friends.

Written and Performed by Valerie David

Valerie David, Writer/Performer of The Pink Hulk: One Woman's Journey to Find the Superhero Within


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Additional Info

Valerie David (playwright/performer) wrote her award-winning solo show The Pink Hulk as a cancer survivor to express the empowerment to find humor and superhero inner strength going through her three bouts: Valerie “hulked out” on cancer—Stage III Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 1999 and then Stage II breast cancer in 2014/2015. Then in September 2018, Valerie was re-diagnosed with breast cancer—this time Stage IV metastatic. As of April 2019, she has beaten cancer again and has continued to beat it! There is no trace of her cancer—zero evidence of disease. The Pink Hulk is a true testament to the power of our own superheroes within to fight back any challenges in life—not just from cancer—to never give up and always have hope! The Pink Hulk has been accepted into 46 festivals and performance engagements since its debut. Valerie has performed her show in 24 cities in the U.S. and abroad including England, Finland, Sweden and Iceland, and portrays over 20 different characters onstage. She will be returning to Iceland in summer 2022. The Pink Hulk has been featured on TV, radio, in publications and on podcasts, including NBC 4 New York, CBS, FOX, amNY, Heal magazine, The IndyStar, Breast Friends Cancer Support Radio Network, Mia’s World, First Online With Fran, The Crisis Help Show, the Jim Masters Show! Live, Tamara L. Hunter’s Service Hero Show and Reykjavik Fringe Festival podcast, among others. Valerie turned her adversity into art by writing and performing The Pink Hulk, which inspires audiences, uplifting them with her motivational, empowering story to battle cancer. Post-performances include talkbacks on topics such as patient advocacy, self-care, medical advancements, and more to help educate and empower audiences. Valerie raises money through The Pink Hulk performances for domestic and international cancer organizations. For more info on Valerie and her show, visit

Awards and Accolades
-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 SaraSolo Play Festival in Florida
-The Pink Hulk was awarded The Best Survivor Award in the Pittsburgh Fringe
-The Pink Hulk was an Official Selection in the DivaFest in Indianapolis
-The Pink Hulk was awarded The Fringe Crush Award in the IndyFringe in Indianapolis
-The Pink Hulk was awarded the Audience Choice Award in the Shenandoah Fringe
-The Pink Hulk was awarded the WOW Award in the Sweden Gothenburg Fringe “for the show which inspired awe in audiences with its creativity, humour and content.”
-The Pink Hulk was a Finalist in the New York New Works Festival in Manhattan
-The Pink Hulk was nominated for the prestigious Spoken Word & Theatre Award in Sweden’s Stockholm Fringe Festival
The Pink Hulk was awarded The Act Alone Award at the Reykjavik Fringe

-The Pink Hulk is a 2022 recipient of The Colby Award for Excellence in the Arts, which is presented to Sigma Kappa alumnae in recognition of their career achievements

-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

“Watching Valerie David perform The Pink Hulk: One Woman's Journey to Find the Superhero Within is something so rare and so marvelous; it is the most powerful and poignant [time] I have ever spent at a theater.” - Kristen Morale, Broadway World, NYC

BlogCritics Pink Hulk Theater Interview:

My NBC 4 New York Weekend Today interview with Anchor Gus Rosendale talking about The Pink Hulk and its impact


Pink Hulk YouTube channel:

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'The Pink Hulk' Conceived and Performed by Valerie David
THE PINK HULK 1_Lauren Adler Photography

Photo Credit(s): Lauren Adler, Emily Hewitt

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