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] "A show-stopping April Fool’s Fete" - Gayle Guynup, Sarasota Herald-Tribune

[NEWS] "WBTT thanks its supporters with appreciation event" - Sarasota Patch

[PHOTOS] "WBBT April Fool’s Fete" - Rod Millington, Sarasota Herald-Tribune

[PHOTOS] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe hosts casual, beachy evening" - Kayleigh Omang, Sarasota Observer

[NEWS] "Millions of dollars cut from state budget for funding for the arts" - Rick Adams, ABC7

[NEWS] "Good Deeds 4.9.2018" - Business Weekly insert of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune
A blurb about the Gettel Foundation contribution to WBTT is included

[EVENTS] "Now playing: Arts listings for April 5-11" - Sarasota Herald-Tribune

[TV] "Westcoast Black Theatre Opens Newly Renovated Building" - Linda Carson, "A Place We Call Home," WWSB ABC 7 News

[TV] "Tony-Award-Winning Star Melba Moore and WBTT Preview Their Latest Show" - Suncoast View, ABC7
Nate co-hosts, Melba Moore is interviewed and performs

[REVIEW] "Melba Moore Takes on Billie Holiday in WBTT’s Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill" - Kay Kipling, Sarasota Magazine

[REVIEW] "Theater Review: Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill" - Dennis Maley, The Bradenton Times

[REVIEW] "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill" - Bonnie Silvestri,

[REVIEW] "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill" - Marie Kilker,

[PREVIEW] "Arts on the Horizon 3.1.2018" - Rodger Skidmore, Siesta Sand

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