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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1980 - Natural Lights. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 3, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/21601/show/21333.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1980 - Natural Lights. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/21601/show/21333

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Title Houstonian 1980
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  • Students of the University of Houston
Caption The Houstonian is the official yearbook of the University of Houston.
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Title Natural Lights
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  • Students of the University of Houston
Caption The Houstonian is the official yearbook of the University of Houston.
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  • University of Houston
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Transcript Rohde becomes top Texas playwright By JILL LEFFORGE Playwright Mary Rohde never intended to be a playwright. She wanted to be an actress at the Dallas Theater Center. But something happened to her in graduate school: she wrote a play ... What began as Rohde's master's thesis was given its world premiere at the DTC in 1978 and another production at the DTC's prestigious Playmarket 79 last spring where directors, producers, critics and agents from all over the country come to see a host of new plays by new playwrights. "Ladybug" was the hit of the Playmarket. Two Off-Broadway theaters are interested in it and the DTC company of "Ladybug" was one of only two professional theater companies in the country invited to perform at the American College Theater Festival held at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. It has also earned Rohde a Rockefeller Playwriting Fellowship. The play that's causing all the stir in the theater community these days takes place in the fictional small Texas town of Polly in the beauty shop living room of Tish, whose impulsive daughter Margie Lynn comes home after deserting her husband and young son for the bright lights of San Antonio. "Ladybut" can be described as a comedy-drama, but Rohde simply describes it as "an actor's play. Those are the kind that interest me, the situation play. I want to go to a play and get involved with the people, a character play." This could easily stem from her acting background but also from a frustration in finding that "a lot of plays have parts for about 19 men and four women. Very rarely are there more parts for women than mem." She didn't set out to single- handedly set things straight with "Ladybug," but he is happy that her play "gives women some very nice, juicy roles." Rohde was born and raised in Texas, and writing about smalltown Texas could lead to inevitable comparison to the late Dallas playwright Preston Jones, something she anticipated. She mentioned his name along with Anton Chekov as one of her favorite playwrights. So Mary Rohde the actress is now Mary Rohde the actress-playwright, and to continue in that hyphenated state is something she definitely wants to do. "Writing is a very lonely operation. I need both. Just to write wouldn't be enough." UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON CENTRAL CAMPUS > UJ < o UJ >» n o o Q.