Valerie David: The Pink Hulk, a One-Woman Warrior’s survival story from cancer


Put on your Super Hero Cape when you listen to Valerie David’s podcast: The Pink Hulk, a One-Woman Warrior’s survival story from cancer. But her show is NOT just about cancer; it is about conquering our fears, our anxieties, our despair during the pandemic and removing our metaphorical masks to voice the racial injustices of Black Lives Matter.


Valerie David - Headshot - pc David Perlman Photography

Photo Credit David Perlman Photography


Valerie David is the writer and performer of the award-winning, critically acclaimed The Pink Hulk: One Woman’s Journey to Find the Superhero Within, which chronicles her journey to become a three-time cancer survivor with a combination of humor and drama to inspire and empower her audiences.

Valerie is also an improviser, published writer, editor and motivational speaker. A graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Manhattan Campus and James Madison University, her credits include many productions such as the Off-Broadway musical A Stoop on Orchard Street, Rumors and Claudia Shear’s Blown Sideways Through Life. Films: How I Became that Jewish Guy and Bridges and Tunnels. Memberships: Dramatists Guild, TRU, League of Professional Theatre Women, AEA and SAG-AFTRA. With more than 20 years of experience as a writer and an editor, she also teaches improv and writing classes across the country and worldwide. Valerie is currently developing her new solo show Baggage from BaghDAD about her father and his family fleeing Iraq in 1941 from religious persecution—and how their survival shaped who she is today.

Upcoming Pink Hulk virtual performance: Excerpts with a special talkback in the Reykjavik Fringe Festival, Monday, July 6, 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm (Iceland time 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm)

Broadway World Play Review of The Pink Hulk:

Valerie’s article in Broadway World regarding the coronavirus:



Twitter: @pinkhulkplay

IG: @pinkhulkplay



  1. Katrina Michalewski says:

    This was very inspirational especially during the protests and pandemic. It really drove home the idea that out of pain and struggle we can become the super hero in our life.

    The strength Valerie David has and how she channels her anger into the fight against cancer is incredibly moving. She is so completely honest in speaking about her fight that it is clear to see how she truly embodies ‘The Pink Hulk’ persona.

    Right now, it is very easy to feel trapped at home and like life is at a standstill. This podcast is a reminder that we can all create change and out of adversity comes strength. We must keep looking for opportunities to grow and never fear asking for help. After all, a lotus flower grows from mud.

    Katrina Michalewski
    Actor, Singer, Voice Over

    • So, not only do your find the time to support my mission to raise awareness of the arts through my podcasts by finding time to listen, but you also write a comment that so captures the thrust of the conversation. Thank you!

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