Shield Maiden Play

NEWS FLASH for Shield Maiden Play!

DATE: October 31, 2019 – New York City 42nd Street – United Solo Festival  

The prestigious United Solo Theatre Festival has invited Shield Maiden Play to perform this fall! This is an incredible honour and we can’t wait to get on stage off-Broadway!

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In addition, Melanie is coordinating panel discussions in NYC with modern day women warriors. Stay tuned for details!

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About United Solo

United Solo is the world’s largest solo theatre festival. It proudly presents its 10th anniversary season at Theatre Row. Even more exciting is that this festival is in the heart of New York City’s theatre district! Since its inaugural year, United Solo featured over 1,000 theatre productions from all over the world. Notably, this season, presents performers from six continents.

TICKETS are available NOW through Telecharge ( or 212‑239‑6200)

As well as at the Theatre Row Box Office (410 West 42nd Street, NYC). Furthermore, for the full calendar of performances, please visit

Written and Performed by Melanie Teichroeb

Funny. Sexy. Fierce. Unapologetic!

Warrior/motivational speaker, Ingrid, reveals the untold truth of Viking shield maidens. First of all, imagine a 10th century Viking TED Talk.  Shield Maiden Play is a clarion call. Above all it empowers women to claim their inner warrior. In addition, it invites men to be allies in today’s battle for equality.

Melanie wrote this solo show during the birth of the #metoo movement. Consequently, Shield Maiden play addresses sexism, gender bias, sexual freedom, and trauma. Furthermore, it does so with irreverence, empathy and humour. The dance between strength and vulnerability is explored as the warrior character Ingrid recruits new warriors and moves through her own personal history.

Director Nicolle Nattrass    
Stage Manager Sandy Cumberland
Fight Choreographer R Robinson Wilson                    


 “Shield Maiden Play gave me permission to find and then try out becoming my most powerful self. It awakened the badass woman warrior inside me who had been trapped for the past 20 years of my life. And let me tell you, this warrior is fierce, she is brilliant, she is powerful. And I like her. Thank you, Ingrid. Thank you Melanie Teichroeb. Watch out world, here I come.”

- Chloë Straw, Managing Director, Wave Consulting Ltd.

Head on over to the Testimonials Page for more real feedback on the impact of Shield Maiden

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