View single post by Paddy
 Posted: Thu Jun 6th, 2013 09:32 pm
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I can't answer the title question. That's totally up to you.

As a producer, I often have a show with a 5 - 20 plays. I'm not crazy about He, She, Girl 1, Bird A, etc. It looks awful to have a program with - Jenny Motz is playing girl one. When I format my program, because so many playwrights do this, I put the name of the play, the playwright, director, and then list the actors performing the play - just to avoid having all those nothing kind of names.

From an actor's point of view, I think it's a bit dismissive. You may not use the name aloud, but they do, in the process. I just directed a short monologue with no name. The actress created one. It give them a fuller sense of who the character is.