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Valerie David is an actor, playwright, writer, and editor. Her greatest accomplishment in life is being a THREE-TIME cancer survivor. She was diagnosed and treated for Stage III Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 1999, Stage II Breast Cancer in 2014 and 2015, and Stage IV Breast Cancer in 2018. As of April 2019, she has beaten cancer again! Valerie reactivated her superhero within. Exactly five months after receiving hormone treatment only in pill form–no surgery, no radiation, no chemotherapy, Valerie no longer has active disease. There is no trace of her cancer. As she has had no side effects from her hormone treatment, Valerie has kept up a full schedule of performances–nothing has stopped her.
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The Pink Hulk has been accepted into 38 different play festivals worldwide in only 3½ years, won multiple awards, and has been touring since 2016, impacting audiences with the show’s universal message of hope and empowerment. She is a true superhero. The Pink Hulk is a true testament to the power we have within to fight back any adversity in life–and NEVER GIVE UP!
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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 an Official Selection in the DivaFest in 2017 in Indy

The Pink Hulk was awarded The Fringe Crush Award in the 2017 IndyFringe

The Pink Hulk was awarded the Audience Choice Award in the 2018 Shenandoah Fringe

The Pink Hulk was awarded the WOW Award in the 2018
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 2018 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 in 2019

The Pink Hulk was awarded the ACT Alone Award in Iceland’s
Reykjavik Fringe Festival in 2021

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.
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A graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Valerie’s credits include the Off-Broadway production of A Stoop on Orchard Street, Cookie in Rumors, and Claudia Shear’s Blown Sideways Through Life
. Films: How I Became that Jewish Guy, which premiered at a November 2015 NYC Film Festival, and Bridges and Tunnels. Valerie volunteers as a motivational speaker at the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training events and Make-A-Wish Foundation. As a marathon cyclist, she co-founded Cycle of Hope, which raises money for national and international cancer organizations through bike marathons. Her most recent biking event raised almost $5,000 for the American Cancer Society and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Memberships include the Dramatists Guild, League of Professional Theatre Women, TRU, AEA, and SAG-AFTRA. She has performed improv throughout New York City with improv groups Faceplant, Cronuts, and Cherub. With more than 20 years of experience as a writer and an editor, she teaches improv to high school students at the Annual Virginia State Thespian Conference. She wrote and starred in the one-woman musical Bring On a Man! and starred and co-wrote with Jim Tuohy the two-person show Two-mur Humor: He’s Malignant; She’s Benign and starred and co-wrote with Maria Licari the two-person show Wanted: A Few Good Men.
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