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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[TV] "We Preview a Fun Family Musical with The Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe" - Suncoast View, ABC 7
http://www.mysuncoast.com/entertainment/we-preview-a-fun-family-musical-with-the-westcoast-black/article_dee8293a-7ee9-11e8-90d5-d3b03b3109df.html

[RADIO] "Suncoast Speaks_0616" - Chuck Englund, WLSS
Our segment begins at 25:55
https://omny.fm/shows/suncoast-speaks/suncoastspeaks-061618

[NEWS] "Sarasota County awards $2 million in arts grants" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20180622/sarasota-county-awards-2-million-in-arts-grants

[NEWS] "WBTT presents 'Rockin' Down Fairytale Lane'" - Sarasota Patch
https://patch.com/florida/sarasota/calendar/event/20180725/368567/rockin-down-fairytale-lane

[NEWS] "WBTT brings summer musical theatre intensive to area youth" - Sarasota Patch
https://patch.com/florida/sarasota/wbtt-brings-summer-musical-theatre-intensive-area-youth

[REVIEW] "Joel P.E. King's 'Real Life' wrestles with life-and-death issues" - Marty Fugate, The Observer
https://www.yourobserver.com/article/joel-p-e-king-real-life-review

[TV NEWS] "Hip Hop Opera in Sarasota" - Jessika Ward, SNN TV
http://www.snntv.com/2018/06/10/hip-hop-opera-sarasota/

[REVIEW] "Theater Review: Rhythmic and gritty ‘Real Life’ needs some trimming at Westcoast" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
http://www.heraldtribune.com/entertainmentlife/20180608/theater-review-rhythmic-and-gritty-real-life-needs-some-trimming-at-westcoast

[PREVIEW] "Hip-hopera ‘Real Life’ explores urban life at Westcoast Troupe" - Susan Rife, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
http://www.heraldtribune.com/entertainmentlife/20180603/hip-hopera-real-life-explores-urban-life-at-westcoast-troupe

[TV] "Suncoast View 5.30.2018" - ABC 7
Nate co-hosts, Joel P.E. King and artists from "Real Life" appear and perform
http://www.mysuncoast.com/entertainment/we-preview-westcoast-black-theatre-s-new-hip-hopera-play/article_45b99d50-6424-11e8-940c-bfe6036188e9.html

[EVENTS] ARTbeat 5.31.2018" - Andrea Knies, Arts & Cultural Alliance
"Real Life" is listed
https://mailchi.mp/sarasotaarts/artbeat-this-week-in-sarasota-arts-and-culture-291133?e=6ed0cdc029

[NEWS] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe presents ‘WBTT Voices’ community forum" - Don Britt, don411.com
http://don411.com/westcoast-black-theatre-troupe-presents-wbtt-voices-community-forum/#.Wxl3tvkvzRY

[NEWS] "Coming Together: A community stands as one for a We Are Sarasota revival" - Phil Lederer, SRQ Magazine
https://www.srqmagazine.com/articles/944/Cameo

[NEWS] "Westcoast troupe hires new marketing director" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
http://www.heraldtribune.com/entertainmentlife/20180517/westcoast-troupe-hires-new-marketing-director

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