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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.
[EVENTS LISTING] "Now Playing July 14-21: Theaters" - Ticket Magazine
[TV] "Tell Me Something Good" - Goodwill Manasota TV show
Nate was a guest on the show
[PREVIEW] "The soul of gospel: WBTT salutes Mahalia Jackson" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
[PREVIEW] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe presents 'Tribute to Mahalia Jackson' in Sarasota" - Marty Clear, Bradenton Herald
[EVENTS LISTING] "Your Top 5 Things to Do July 7-13" - Ilene Denton, Sarasota Magazine
[EVENTS LISTING] "What to Do, Where to Go" - Florida Weekly
"Mahalia" and the BBQ dinner/talkback event was featured - see sidebar
[EVENTS LISTING] "This Week in Sarasota, July 7" - The Observer
[REVIEW] "Masterful acting drives Westcoast’s ‘Miss Daisy’" - Marty Clear, Bradenton Herald
Highlight quote: "The acting in the WBTT production is as close to perfect as you’re likely to see on an area stage."
[NEWS] "WBTT Launches Summer Musical Intensive" - Philip Lederer, SRQ Daily
[NEWS] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Offers New Summer Musical Training" - Kay Kipling, Sarasota Magazine
[TV] Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe's New Playwrights Series, artists, on ABC 7's "Suncoast View":
Nate Jacobs, Joel Patrick King, and artists from "Real Life" are featured
[REVIEW] "A Tribute to Love: An Evening with Alyssa White" - Bill Oser, Talkin' Broadway
Highlight quote: "Alyssa White is a powerful singer, and she attempts everything and anything that captures her imagination."
[EVENTS] "Now Playing June 2-9: Theaters" - Ticket Magazine
New Playwrights Series reading, "Real Life," is listed
[NEWS] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troup [sic] to Host Summer Camp" - Amanda Lamela, Sarasota Patch
[NEWS] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe to offer ‘Stage of Discovery’ this summer" - Don Britt, don411.com