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.

If you are a member of the media seeking materials from our press kit, or if you have a photo and/or an interview request, please contact our PR department at (941) 366-1505, ext. 805 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


[EVENTS LISTING] "Now Playing July 14-21: Theaters" - Ticket Magazine
http://ticket.heraldtribune.com/2016/07/14/now-playing-july-14-21-theaters/

[TV] "Tell Me Something Good" - Goodwill Manasota TV show
Nate was a guest on the show
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=PlGuPJXnTYk&app=desktop

[PREVIEW] "The soul of gospel: WBTT salutes Mahalia Jackson" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
http://ticket.heraldtribune.com/2016/07/10/the-soul-of-gospel-wbtt-salutes-mahalia-jackson/

[PREVIEW] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe presents 'Tribute to Mahalia Jackson' in Sarasota" - Marty Clear, Bradenton Herald
http://www.bradenton.com/entertainment/article88027052.html

[EVENTS LISTING] "What to Do, Where to Go" - Florida Weekly
"Mahalia" and the BBQ dinner/talkback event was featured - see sidebar
http://charlotte.floridaweekly.com/news/2016-07-07/What_to_Do%252C_Where_to_Go

[EVENTS LISTING] "This Week in Sarasota, July 7" - The Observer
http://www.yourobserver.com/article/week-sarasota-thursday-july-7

[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."
http://www.bradenton.com/entertainment/article79353652.html

[NEWS] "WBTT Launches Summer Musical Intensive" - Philip Lederer, SRQ Daily
http://www.srqmagazine.com/srq-daily/2016-05-27

[NEWS] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Offers New Summer Musical Training" - Kay Kipling, Sarasota Magazine
https://www.sarasotamagazine.com/articles/2016/5/31/westcoast-black-theatre-troupe-offers-new-summer-musical-training

[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
http://www.mysuncoast.com/videos/share/?video=62cdd57c8397422b8f027c1daade0fa35deabebe

[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."
http://www.talkinbroadway.com/page/regional/wfla/wfla207.html

[EVENTS] "Now Playing June 2-9: Theaters" - Ticket Magazine
New Playwrights Series reading, "Real Life," is listed
http://ticket.heraldtribune.com/2016/06/02/now-playing-june-2-9-theaters/

[NEWS] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troup [sic] to Host Summer Camp" - Amanda Lamela, Sarasota Patch
http://patch.com/florida/sarasota/westcoast-black-theatre-troup-host-summer-camp-0