Shield Maiden

Written and Performed by Melanie Teichroeb

2022/2023 Fall/Winter Schedule Coming Soon!

After a successful summer tour to the interior of BC, including the famed Sunset Theatre in Wells and the popular Theatre on the Edge Festival in the Shuswap, Shield Maiden is working on fall/winter dates on Vancouver Island and beyond. Stay tuned here for more dates!


Tickets on sale now for one night on Gabriola Island. Ticket link right here:

DOORS at 6pm SHOWTIME at 7pm

This is an outdoor show. Bring our own chairs or blankets for seating. Bring a picnic, bring your friends…join the rowdy crowd!

It’s been a very long 800 years since stages went dark due to the pandemic. The Shield Maiden Team is more than ready to leap back into action! We are deeply grateful to all the words of support and encouragement received. It’s been heartening and humbling to hear how much the show meant to those of you who’ve seen it.

AND it’s been uplifting to hear from those of you who have heard rumblings of the show and want to see it! Thank you for your interest and support during these weird times.

If you want to see Shield Maiden in your community, write to us and let us know!


Playwright and performer, Melanie Teichroeb, took her succesful, one-woman show to New York City in October.

She performed on Broadway for the 10th anniversary of the prestigious United Solo Theatre Festival. Shield Maiden was one of only two plays from Canada invited to attend the largest solo festival in the world. Before the show, Shield Maiden “Ingrid”, took a walk through Midtown Manhattan.

West coasters can expect to see Shield Maiden soon. Stay tuned here and on the Facebook page for information on tour dates and venues.


Radio Interview

As a result of the play’s success, Shield Maiden receives radio attention!

CBC’s Sheryl MacKay interviews Shield Maiden playwright and performer Melanie Teichroeb. Click on link below the pink photo box. Segment begins at 1:53:00

Click here to listen

Online Interview

As well as province-wide radio interest, Melanie gets noticed in the theatre world at large.

Zach Calhoon’s New York Theatre blog “Visible Soul” interviews Melanie prior to her Broadway performance of Shield Maiden at United Solo Theatre Festival on October 31, 2019. Click on the link below the photo to read.

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Click here to read “People You Should Know, Melanie Teichroeb”


Written and Performed by Melanie Teichroeb

Funny. Sexy. Fierce. Unapologetic!

Imagine a 10th century Viking TED Talk.

Warrior, leader, motivational speaker, Ingrid Larsdöttir, reveals the untold truth of Viking shield maidens and what it takes to go to battle. Her presentation is a clarion call that that spans the centuries.  She empowers women to claim their inner warrior and invites men to be allies in the battle for equality.

Melanie wrote this solo show during the birth of the #MeToo movement. Shield Maiden addresses sexism, gender bias, sexual freedom, and trauma. It does so with irreverence, empathy and humour. The dance between strength and vulnerability is explored as the warrior character Ingrid works to recruit new warriors while inadvertently revealing her own dark and violent personal history.   


 “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 audience feedback on the impact of Shield Maiden.