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Healing through Humor; How Theater Literally Saved My Life

Location: 
Commons 101
Cost: 
FREE
Contact: 
candace.decker@uwc.edu
Dates: 
Thu, Nov 2, 2017, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Description 

Lecture and Fine Arts presents: Valerie David

“Healing through Humor;
How Theater Literally Saved My Life”
Thursday, November 2nd, 12:00 pm • C101
Valerie David, Playwright & Actress, New York City

The Pink Hulk: One Woman’s Journey to Find the Superhero Within is Valerie David’s award-winning, autobiographical one-woman show about becoming a two-time cancer survivor. How did she survive this second bout? Through the power of humor and theater. When Valerie was diagnosed with cancer for the first time--Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 1999, she was scared. And then when diagnosed a second time—this time breast cancer in 2014—she hulked out and fought back with humor. Valerie will document her journey with you as she used the healing superpowers of improv and laughter to help inspire her, and now she is cancer-free and thriving. And she will discuss how improv and theater used in everyday life can help you when faced with any adversarial situation. The Pink Hulk has been touring the U.S. with its message of hope and empowerment, and Valerie will also talk about how it’s been impacting audience members whether they have had an association with cancer or not. Valerie will help guide you to seek your own “hulk-like” strength to find your superhero within!

A Southeast WI Festival of Books Program