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Award-Winning PINK HULK One-Woman Show Returns To NYC


Award-Winning PINK HULK One-Woman Show Returns To NYC

Actor and playwright Valerie David returns to New York City in her critically acclaimed, comical one-woman show at the Goddard Riverside Community Center in the WHAM festival. The Pink Hulk: One Woman's Journey to Find the Superhero Within is about Valerie becoming a two-time cancer survivor, and how she beat the odds by finding her inner super powers.

Ms. David wrote The Pink Hulk after being diagnosed with cancer not once, but twice-"hulking out" on cancer and conquering it! Her comical take on a very real and scary subject matter is sure to capture the audience's emotions.

"My show is not just about fighting cancer; it has a universal message of fighting back from any adversity in life with its inspirational message of hope and empowerment," Ms. David said. "And The Pink Hulk also has plenty of humor and comedy-guaranteed!" Ms. David exclaims. After all, a second cancer diagnosis means only one thing: Time to get laid! And does she have a "happy" ending?...

Ms. David has been performing and touring the country, as The Pink Hulk has now been accepted into 19 different play festivals in just over a year and a half's time, winning several awards along the way. She is thrilled to be coming back home to Manhattan to perform in the Women History Artist Month (WHAM) festival and honored to be a part of this important festival celebrating women's work in the arts.

The professional playwright and actor has received rave reviews, including one from DC Metro Theater Arts this past November: "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."

Ms. David is passionate about sharing her sexy and adventurous one-woman show that chronicles her triumphant journey to find her own "hulk-like" strength and superhero within, while serving a bit of sass on the side!

"I have been honored and humbled with the impact this show has had on its audiences," she adds. "A cancer survivor said, 'Your show nailed exactly everything I felt when I was going through my own treatment.' And one gentleman commented, 'I have never known anyone to have had cancer...neither friends or family, but your story had such an impact on me because it was about living life on your own terms. And that really resonated with me and made me feel empowered to do the same.' "

Now battling breast cancer after fighting off lymphoma, Valerie does something most people facing cancer for the second time in their life probably wouldn't think of doing. With a fear that she might lose the girls, she takes them out for one last hurrah. And does she succeed? Is there a "happy ending"? Come see the show to find out! This sexy, adventurous award-winning solo show follows the triumphant journey of one woman seeking her own "hulk-like" strength to find her superhero within. An empowering and true inspiring story!

From short plays to long plays to one-woman shows; from concerts to documentaries to stand-up comedy-Goddard Riverside's Community Arts program is celebrating Women's History Month with innovative programming throughout March. Proceeds will benefit the Goddard Riverside Performing Arts Summer Day Camp, which offers affordable professional training in theatrical arts to young people while fostering a sense of community and strength.

For more info and to book The Pink Hulk, visit

Valerie David (Writer/Performer), a graduate of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts and James Madison University, has been touring the United States performing The Pink Hulk in multiple festivals and special engagements. Ms. David, who has been cancer-free since 2015, wrote the autobiographical comedic drama The Pink Hulk to express the empowerment she felt being able to find humor and superhero inner strength going through two bouts of cancer-first Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma and then breast cancer 15 years later. She raises money through The Pink Hulk performances for domestic and international cancer organizations. Ms. David's solo show is directed by award-winning director Padraic Lillis. Photo Credit: Lauren Adler

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