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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[EVENTS] "Your Top 8 Things to Do: Oct. 19-25" - Ilene Denton, Sarasota Magazine
Michael Mendez featured for performance at 'Inspire Sarasota' event
https://www.sarasotamagazine.com/articles/2017/10/18/your-top-7-things-to-do-oct-19-25?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=A%26E%20Insider%20-%2010192017&utm_term=A%26E%20Insider

[PREVIEW] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe  with ‘In the Heights’" - Our Town Sarasota
http://www.ourtownsarasota.com/featured-sarasota-news-and-events/westcoast-black-theatre-troupe-heights/

[NEWS] "Sarasota fourth-graders will learn history of Newtown" - Elizabeth Djinis, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
WBTT participating in program for Sarasota County fourth-graders
http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20171102/sarasota-fourth-graders-will-learn-history-of-newtown

[PREVIEW] "The Ultimate Guide to Sarasota’s 2017 Arts and Entertainment Season" - Kay Kipling, Sarasota Magazine
"The Mountaintop" made the list
https://www.sarasotamagazine.com/articles/2017/10/30/season-preview-2017?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=A%26E%20Insider%20-%2011/2/2017&utm_term=A%26E%20Insider

[NEWS] "How to Score a Great Deal on Local Arts Groups’ Performances" - Ilene Denton, Sarasota Magazine
https://www.sarasotamagazine.com/articles/2017/10/30/how-to-score-a-great-deal-on-local-arts-groups-performances

[REVIEW] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Soars with In the Heights" - Kay Kipling, Sarasota Magazine
https://www.sarasotamagazine.com/articles/2017/10/16/westcoast-black-theatre-troupe-soars-with-in-the-heights#.WeTgqcue0ns.facebook

[REVIEW] "TARRA CONNER JONES HERE IS LOVE at Westcoast Black Theatre" - Carolan Trbovich, Broadway World
https://www.broadwayworld.com/sarasota/article/BWW-Review-TARRA-CONNER-JONES-HERE-IS-LOVE-at-Westcoast-Black-Theatre-20171018

[REVIEW] "'In the Heights' - a tour de force production exploding with heart!" - Bonnie Silvestri, Anything Arts
http://anythingartssarasota.ning.com/profiles/blogs/in-the-heights-a-tour-de-force-production-exploding-with-heart

[REVIEW] "Florida West Coast - In the Heights" - Bill Oser, Talkin' Broadway
https://www.talkinbroadway.com/page/regional/wfla/index.html

[PREVIEW] "Westcoast troupe hits the ‘Heights’" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20171006/westcoast-troupe-hits-heights

[PREVIEW] "WBTT stages ‘In the Heights,’ by ‘Hamilton’ writer Lin-Manuel Miranda" - Marty Clear, Bradenton Herald
http://www.bradenton.com/entertainment/article177488966.html

[NEWS] "Vietnam veteran’s play ‘The Remnant’ tops Curtain Call Awards" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20171006/vietnam-veterans-play-the-remnant-tops-curtain-call-awards

[NEWS] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe’s Young Artist Program opens new season" - Don Britt, don411.com
http://don411.com/westcoast-black-theatre-troupes-young-artist-program-opens-new-season/#.Wddu9flSzRY

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