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] "Role Call: People to Watch" - American Theatre
WBTT founding member Apphia Campbell is featured
http://www.americantheatre.org/2016/12/02/6-theatre-workers-you-should-know-11/

[PREVIEW] "'Black Nativity' unites" - Marty Fugate, The Observer
http://www.yourobserver.com/article/'black-nativity'-unites

[PREVIEW] "Westcoast Troupe puts holiday spirit into 'Black Nativity'" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20161125/westcoast-troupe-puts-holiday-spirit-into-black-nativity

[PREVEW] "WBTT reprises Langston Hughes’ thoughtful ‘Black Nativity’" - Marty Clear, Bradenton Herald
http://www.bradenton.com/entertainment/article118033253.html

[REVIEW] "Black Nativity" - Bill Oser, Talkin' Broadway
http://www.talkinbroadway.com/page/regional/wfla/wfla246.html

[NEWS] "Singers perform 'Messiah' with a gospel kick in 'Too Hot to Handel'" - Dahlia Ghabour, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20161204/singers-perform-messiah-with-gospel-kick-in-too-hot-to-handel

[EVENTS] "Arts events for the week of Dec. 1-7" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20161201/arts-events-for-week-of-dec-1-7

[NEWS] "How Much Does It Cost to Own a Sarasota Vacation Getaway?" - Robert Plunket, Sarasota Magazine
WBTT mentioned in the second sentence
https://www.sarasotamagazine.com/articles/2016/11/30/how-much-does-it-cost-to-own-a-sarasota-vacation-getaway

[PREVIEW] "Westcoast Troupe puts holiday spirit into 'Black Nativity'" - Jay Handelman, Gainesville Sun
http://www.gainesville.com/news/20161125/westcoast-troupe-puts-holiday-spirit-into-black-nativity

[NEWS] "WBTT Launches $6-Million Capital Campaign" - Jacob Ogles, SRQ Daily
https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox/15862826f5c723bf

[NEWS] "Sarasota’s WBTT plans to build performing arts center" - Marty Clear, Bradenton Herald
http://www.bradenton.com/entertainment/article115745733.html

[VIDEO] "Suncoast View 11.16.2016" - WWSB ABC 7
Nate co-hosts, artists from 'Black Nativity' perform
http://www.mysuncoast.com/videos/share/?video=6ca55b4dbf8c188664198ddfd8005c2d38df42ef