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January 21, 2013 at 5:11 pm

Courier Post Online: Theater Alum Discovered ‘Unusual Specialty at Arcadia University’

Courier Post Online  reported on Jan. 12 that Terri McIntyre ’08 will be appearing in Philadelphia’s Plays & Players Theatre production Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, which runs Jan. 17 through Feb. 3. In addition to rock music and special effects, the Tony award-winning dark comedy relies on stage combat—a specialty of McIntyre’s.

For Terri McIntyre, 26, of Mount Holly, the omnipresent stage combat in “Bloody’’ is a major responsibility.

“I try to explain to people that when you handle stage combat, your job is to make the creation of violence on stage safe and repeatable. That’s serious business.’’

McIntyre became a student of esteemed international fight master Ian Rose after she discovered her passion for the unusual specialty at Arcadia University where she earned her degree in theater.

And yes, it’s an even more unusual calling for women, acknowledges McIntyre, who loves her work. Her day job at Fort Dix as a government contract worker is definitely tamer, but this spirited young woman finds theater combat both challenging and exhilarating.

“I love what I do, and I definitely love doing it in this play!’’

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