This page includes a collection of Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe news, reviews and events. We appreciate the journalists who are helping to spread awareness of our work and foster an appreciation for the arts in our community. We update this page frequently, so be sure to check back often.

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[NEWS] "Young WBTT Dancer Named YoungArts Finalist" - Kay Kipling, Sarasota Magazine
https://www.sarasotamagazine.com/articles/2017/1/4/young-wbtt-dancer-named-youngarts-finalist

[NEWS] "WBTT dancer named a National YoungArts Finalist" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20161229/wbtt-dancer-named-national-youngarts-finalist

[PREVIEW] "Family spars over heirloom in Wilson's 'Piano Lesson' at Westcoast" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20170108/family-spars-over-heirloom-in-wilsons-piano-lesson-at-westcoast

[NEWS] "Arts organizations celebrate proudest achievements of 2016" - Carrie Seidman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20161227/arts-organizations-celebrate-proudest-achievements-of-2016

[EVENTS] "Arts: Opening This Week" - Sarasota Herald-Tribune
"The Piano Lesson" is the lead item
http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20170110/arts-opening-this-week

[NEWS] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe showcases Victoria Byrd" - Marty Clear, Bradenton Herald
http://www.bradenton.com/entertainment/article123400174.html

[NEWS] "Top Story - August: Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe plans expansion" - David Conway, The Observer
http://www.yourobserver.com/article/top-story-august-westcoast-black-theatre-troupe-plans-expansion

[NEWS] "A look at area performing arts in 2016. It wasn't such a bad year after all" - Marty Clear, Bradenton Herald
http://www.bradenton.com/entertainment/article123833289.html

[NEWS] "Role Call: People to Watch" - American Theatre
WBTT founding member Apphia Campbell is featured
http://www.americantheatre.org/2016/12/02/6-theatre-workers-you-should-know-11/

[PREVIEW] "'Black Nativity' unites" - Marty Fugate, The Observer
http://www.yourobserver.com/article/'black-nativity'-unites

[PREVIEW] "Westcoast Troupe puts holiday spirit into 'Black Nativity'" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20161125/westcoast-troupe-puts-holiday-spirit-into-black-nativity

[PREVEW] "WBTT reprises Langston Hughes’ thoughtful ‘Black Nativity’" - Marty Clear, Bradenton Herald
http://www.bradenton.com/entertainment/article118033253.html

[REVIEW] "Black Nativity" - Bill Oser, Talkin' Broadway
http://www.talkinbroadway.com/page/regional/wfla/wfla246.html

[NEWS] "Singers perform 'Messiah' with a gospel kick in 'Too Hot to Handel'" - Dahlia Ghabour, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20161204/singers-perform-messiah-with-gospel-kick-in-too-hot-to-handel