is a writer/deviser who creates plays, zines, and radical queer joy. Her work possesses a strong sense of place and tackles issues of class and dykehood while pushing against the limitations of form. Val’s writing has been presented at Azuka Theatre, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, Philly Theatre Week, Philly SoLow Fest, You Can’t Fail @ Tattooed Mom, The Museum of the American Revolution, and (soon!) Trustus Theatre. She is a member playwright of InterAct Theatre Company's Core Playwrights, Azuka Theatre’s New Pages, Writers on the Rocks, and an alumna of the Foundry @ Play Penn. Val’s work has been supported by Play Penn, the Orchard Project, Azuka Theatre, Signal Fire, Centrum Arts, the Bearded Ladies Cabaret, SANDBOX, and Washington College. Val holds a B.A. with honors in drama and English from Washington College where she received the Stewart Award for Drama, The Mary Martin Prize, The Jude & Miriam Pfister Poetry Prize, The William W. Warner Prize for Writing on the Environment, The Literary House Genre Fiction Prize, and was a finalist for the Sophie Kerr prize in Literature. Val currently splits her time between Philadelphia, PA and Bristol, UK.