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] "WBTT awarded $500,000 grant for capital campaign" - Tampa Bay Newswire
https://www.tampabaynewswire.com/2019/07/01/wbtt-awarded-500000-grant-for-capital-campaign-78659

[NEWS] "Florida jumps to 20th place among states in culture funding" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
https://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20190626/florida-jumps-to-20th-place-among-states-in-culture-funding

[NEWS] "WBTT presents 'Stage of Discovery' for area youth" - Tempo News
http://temponews.suncoastpress.com/?iid=164441#folio=1

[NEWS] "Key Chorale Turns 35 with its Coming Concert Season" - Kay Kipling, Sarasota Magazine
https://www.sarasotamagazine.com/articles/2019/6/26/key-chorale-turns-35-with-its-coming-concert-season

[PREVIEW] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe reading will honor black playwrights" - Marty Fugate, Observer Group
https://www.yourobserver.com/article/westcoast-black-theatre-troupe-project1voice-lynn-nottage-crumbs-table-joy

[NEWS] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe to present play reading of 'Crumbs from the Table of Joy'" - Tempo News
http://temponews.suncoastpress.com/?iid=164294#folio=4

[NEWS] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe awarded $15,000 NEA grant" - Tempo News
http://temponews.suncoastpress.com/?iid=164136#folio=4

[NEWS] "Key Chorale expands collaborations for 35th season" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
https://www.heraldtribune.com/entertainmentlife/20190629/key-chorale-expands-collaborations-for-35th-season

[EVENTS] "ARTbeat 6.13.2019" - Andrea Knies, Arts & Cultural Association
https://mailchi.mp/sarasotaarts/artbeat-this-week-in-sarasota-arts-and-culture-585217?e=6ed0cdc029

[NEWS] "Sarasota’s Westcoast Troupe brings some ‘Soul’ to national festival" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
https://www.heraldtribune.com/entertainmentlife/20190724/sarasotas-westcoast-troupe-brings-some-soul-to-national-festival

[TV] "Westcoast Black Theatre Previews the 'Soul Man Send-Off Soiree'" - Suncoast View, ABC 7
Nate co-hosts; artists from 'Soul Man' perform
https://www.mysuncoast.com/video/2019/07/16/westcoast-black-theatre-previews-soul-man-send-off-soiree-suncoast-view/?fbclid=IwAR0FgznQ9ZFtHcbovavrW9TTgAvOLIxpFPuZ35ZQZpBNbeS9WCujkPo6__k

[NEWS] "WBTT emphasizes Motown history with summer program" - Whitney Elfstrom, The Observer
https://www.yourobserver.com/article/wbtt-emphasizes-motown-history-with-summer-program

[PHOTOS] "WBTT campers prepare for performance" - Whitney Elfstrom, The Observer
https://www.yourobserver.com/article/wbtt-campers-prepare-for-performance

[PHOTOS] "WBTT Stage of Discovery Acting Summer Camp" - Mike Lang, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
https://www.heraldtribune.com/photogallery/LK/20190711/NEWS/711009988/PH/1