Shield Maiden Play is Going To Off Broadway!


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

Tickets become available on July 15th

Now on twitter @shieldmaidplay

Written and Performed by Melanie Teichroeb

Funny. Sexy. Fierce. Unapologetic!

Warrior/motivational speaker, Ingrid, reveals the untold truth of Viking shield maidens. Imagine a 10th century Viking TED Talk.  Shield Maiden 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. Shield Maiden play addresses sexism, gender bias, sexual freedom, and trauma. But 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                             
Premiere Director Robin Kelley


 “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