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] "‘We Are Sarasota’ celebrates Civil Rights with speeches, songs" - Thomas Becnel, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20180427/we-are-sarasota-celebrates-civil-rights-with-speeches-songs

[NEWS] "'We Are Sarasota' Returns for a Night of Hope and Civility" - Phil Lederer, SRQ Magazine
https://www.srqmagazine.com/srq-daily/2018-04-27

[PHOTOS] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe celebrates opening of new building" - Shane Donglanson, Observer Media Group
https://www.yourobserver.com/photo-gallery/westcoast-black-theatre-troupe-celebrates-opening-of-new-building

[PHOTOS] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Grand Opening" - Dan Wagner, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
http://www.heraldtribune.com/photogallery/LK/20180426/NEWS/426009982/PH/1?rssfeed=true&start=2

[NEWS] "Propmaster Annette Breazeale Brings WBTT Theater Sets to Life" - Pam Daniel, Sarasota Magazine
https://www.sarasotamagazine.com/slideshows/2018/4/26/propmaster-annette-breazeale-brings-wbbt-theater-sets-to-life

[REVIEW] "Soul Man" - Marie Kilker, TotalTheatre.com
http://totaltheater.com/?q=node/7863

[REVIEW] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe’s Soul Man Closes Season with Energy" - Kay Kipling, Sarasota Magazine
https://www.sarasotamagazine.com/articles/2018/4/25/westcoast-black-theatre-troupe-s-em-soul-man-em-closes-season-with-energy

[TV] "Suncoast View 4.24.2018" - WWSB ABC 7
Nate co-hosts, Judge Charles Williams talks about "We Are Sarasota," musical artists from "We Are Sarasota" perform
http://www.mysuncoast.com/entertainment/we-learn-more-about-we-are-sarasota-with-judge-charles/article_3dfec946-47dc-11e8-af26-ef7c7ab1b2c0.html

[OPINION] "Syprett and Williams: Racist prom invitation not surprising" - Charlie Ann Syprett & Judge Charles Williams
Co-organizers for "We Are Sarasota" - the event (and its purpose) is discussed extensively
http://www.heraldtribune.com/opinion/20180425/syprett-and-williams-racist-prom-invitation-not-surprising

[PREVIEW] "Westcoast Troupe pours out the ‘Soul’ in new revue" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
http://www.heraldtribune.com/entertainmentlife/20180415/westcoast-troupe-pours-out-soul-in-new-revue

[NEWS] "CVA inducts new honorees into Hall of Fame" - Gayle Guynup, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20180417/cva-inducts-new-honorees-into-hall-of-fame

[NEWS] "A song and smiles for four Sarasotans" - Sarasota Herald-Tribune
This is the CVA luncheon story as it appeared in the newspaper - with WBTT appropriating the very first line!
http://sarasotaheraldtribune.fl.app.newsmemory.com/publink.php?shareid=6d39b1214

[PHOTOS] "Community Video Archives Luncheon" - Lori Sax, Sarasota Magazine
https://www.sarasotamagazine.com/slideshows/2018/4/17/community-video-archives-luncheon-2018

[EVENTS] "Your Top 10 Things to Do: April 19-25" - Ilene Denton, Sarasota Magazine
https://www.sarasotamagazine.com/articles/2018/4/19/your-top-10-things-to-do-april-19-25

[NEWS] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe presents 'Soul Man'" - Sarasota Patch
https://patch.com/florida/sarasota/westcoast-black-theatre-troupe-presents-soul-man

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