Val Stulman is a writer, actor and educator. She received her B.A. from Loyola Marymount University, in Theatre. While at LMU, Val was privileged to study classical drama in London with instructors from RADA. Later, Val studied acting with Roy London and Ivana Chubbuck, and Austin Pendleton. She performed in Los Angeles plays, had bit parts in TV shows of the day, photo-doubled the little girl in Grease 2. Her biggest claim to fame was her portrayal of a 19th century beleaguered housewife in several Virginia Slims print ads. Eventually, Val came to realize that she had not come a long way, baby, so she shifted direction. She was hired at Metromedia TV in 1986, as one of the last women and minorities, under Equal Rights. She worked as a camera utility, teleprompter operator, and audio assistant on your favorite 1990s sitcoms, game shows and a parade or two. Needing to remain creative, Val started writing. After hitting 40, an injury and life drama forced Val to shift again. She earned her English credential from CSUN and an MFA in Playwriting/Screenwriting from the University of California, Riverside. She adjuncted at community colleges and universities, did a little casting, worked briefly in a post vault and wrote. When she got a job teaching at-risk high school students, she wrote more. Her stage play, Triggers, won 3rd place in the Ebell Playwrights competition. Mercy Mission was a finalist for Humanitas New Voices. Her TV/film screenplays placed in many competitions. She co-created and acted in the horror-comedy web series, Monster Shrink. Val recently partnered with fellow UCR MFA alum Rob Rinow. They have a producer attached to their new TV pilot, Augmented, and are developing a historical TV pilot/series while Val contemplates her next play. Think Medea, but funnier.
WEBSITE AND SOCIAL MEDIA:
Website: https://monstershrink.com/ and http://www.valstulman.com/
Facebook: @monstershrink FB: @ValStulman
Twitter: @Val Stulman and @monstershrink
MORE ABOUT ME:
Writing heals me. The theater, when it's great, inspires me. I'd like to do more theatre. During these troubling times, I write mostly TV & Film with a male partner.
WHAT I'M WORKING ON:
Putting together a pitch deck with my partner Rob Rinow for our new TV pilot which has a producer attached. Developing a new TV pilot/series. I have a new play in my head, but need a structure for it. It's semi-autobiographical.
Drama, comedy, personal narrative, thriller, mystery, horror-comedy, family, adaptation, romance, crime, spiritual, healing, Jewish, historical, sci-fi.