Writing Guide for Theatre and Dance

by Christy Drewry, WAC Fellow

Although the Department of Theatre and Dance is concerned with physical performance and production, its instructors rely on writing assignments to deepen student understanding and improve student communication skills.

Through this guide, students can learn about formatting their essays and view samples of different types of writing and theatrical elements to focus on in their writing.  Background on the department’s purpose of writing and the grading philosophy may help students focus their papers. Other links will take students to additional sites related to writing.   


Purpose of Writing in Theatre and Dance

Types of Papers

Theatrical Elements

MLA Format