flesl.net paired stories: drama handout (Unnamed Passenger)

web address: flesl.net/Reading/Stories/Series1//Unnamed_P/Extras/UnnamedP_drama.php

co-pilot:
crew member who helps the pilot (and is also able to fly the plane)

navigator:
crew member who plans plane’s route

challenge:
ask someone to tell you who they are

order:
tell someone to do something

calm:
not excited

speak incomprehensibly:
speak in a way that cannot be understood

trial:
before a person can be sent to jail they are put on “trial”

psychiatrist:
a doctor for people who are mentally ill (or “crazy”)

political movement:
a group of people who are trying to change society

did you intend?:
did you plan to?

a particular plane:
this plane and not some other one

passengers:
the people who are travelling on a plane

crew:
the people who are working on the plane

drama 1: in the cockpit just after the unnamed passenger has entered

drama 2: before his trial, the unnamed passenger is interviewed by two prison psychiatrists

• drama activities for ‘Unnamed Passenger’

four actors:

suggestions:

• the unnamed passenger
• the pilot
• the co-pilot
• the navigator

• preparation time: no more than five minutes
• drama time: around thirty seconds
• each actor speaks one short sentence at a time
• pilot speaks first (challenging? ordering?)
• unnamed passenger replies (calmly? angrily? incomprehensibly?)
• followed by co-pilot and reply
• followed by navigator and reply

three actors:

suggestions:

• the unnamed passenger
• first psychiatrist
• second psychiatrist

• preparation time: no more than ten minutes
• drama time: two-three minutes
• psychiatrists take turns asking questions such as:
- what happened on the plane?
- do you have a family?
- do you belong to a political movement?
- when you got on the plane did you intend to make it crash?
- why did you choose to travel on that particular plane?
- how do you feel now about the crew / the passengers?