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] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe: 'Let’s Get It On'" - Gayle Guynup, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
https://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20181118/westcoast-black-theatre-troupe-lets-get-it-on

[PHOTOS] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe goes groovy" - Kayleigh Omang, The Observer
https://www.yourobserver.com/photo-gallery/westcoast-black-theatre-troupe-wbtt-lets-get-it-on-gala-2018

[PHOTOS] "WBTT ‘Let’s Get It On’ Gala" - Rod Millington, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
https://www.heraldtribune.com/photogallery/LK/20181117/NEWS/111709994/PH/1

[TV] "Westcoast Black Theatre Previews their Hit Show 'Black Nativity'” - ABC 7, Suncoast View
Nate co-hosts, artists from "Black Nativity" perform
http://www.mysuncoast.com/2018/11/06/westcoast-black-theatre-previews-their-hit-show-black-nativity-suncoast-view/

[PODCAST] "Interview with Sheldon Rhoden – Marvin Gaye" - Lynne Bernfield, The Lynne Show
An interview with Sheldon Rhoden
http://thelynneshow.com/2018/11/interview-with-sheldon-rodin-marvin-gaye/

[NEWS] "Holiday favorites take the stage" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Black Nativity is included in the listing of holiday offerings
https://www.heraldtribune.com/entertainmentlife/20181118/holiday-favorites-take-stage

[OPINION] "From the Editor: The Restorative Tonic of the Arts" - Susan Burns, Sarasota Magazine
Susan says lovely things about Raisin
https://www.sarasotamagazine.com/articles/2018/10/25/from-the-editor-the-restorative-tonic-of-the-arts

[BLOG] "A Raisin in the sunniest city" - Laura Kostelnik Biskupic, AnotherSlice
The writer of the blog post hails from Wisconsin
https://anotherslice.life/2018/11/05/a-raisin-in-the-sunniest-city/?fbclid=IwAR0DjZqOhoowYiUkiXDpqINezCBZOMxKNnST_njOT6H1wvYG8YY_YOtIRTg

[NEWS] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe presents tribute to Marvin Gaye" - Sarasota Patch
https://patch.com/florida/sarasota/westcoast-black-theatre-troupe-presents-tribute-marvin-gaye

[NEWS] "Forty Carrots supporters sip, socialize and shop at Wine, Women & Shoes" - Kayleigh Omang, The Observer
https://www.yourobserver.com/photo-gallery/wine-women-and-shoes-signature-luncheon-forty-carrots-2018

[NEWS] "Cultural Alliance honors arts leaders at annual celebration" - Thomas Becnel, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
https://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20181022/cultural-alliance-honors-arts-leaders-at-annual-celebration

[NEWS] "Paying Tribute to Arts Leaders with a Special Night" - Kay Kipling, Sarasota Magazine
https://www.sarasotamagazine.com/articles/2018/10/23/paying-tribute-to-arts-leaders-with-a-special-night

[TV] "Preview 'Marvin Gaye, Prince of Soul' from Westcoast Black Theatre" - ABC 7, Suncoast View
http://www.mysuncoast.com/entertainment/preview-marvin-gaye-prince-of-soul-from-west-coast-black/article_5d6d552c-d878-11e8-9153-93266e769140.html

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