SHIELD MAIDEN CONQUERS BROADWAY!
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.
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
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.
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
WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT SHIELD MAIDEN!
“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.