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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[SEASON PREVIEW] "A look at the Bradenton area’s fall performing arts season" - Marty Clear, Bradenton Herald
http://www.bradenton.com/entertainment/article108300982.html

[SEASON PREVIEW] "Critic's Theater Picks" - Marty Fugate, The Observer
http://www.yourobserver.com/article/critics-theater-picks

[BUSINESS] "Good Deeds - 10.17.2016" - Business Weekly, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
"Life in the Cancer Lane" and Barb's Bags contribution
http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20161017/good-deeds

[EVENT LISTING] "The week ahead in the arts" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20161019/week-ahead-in-arts

[REVIEW] "Westcoast troupe stages a colorful journey to Oz in 'The Wiz'" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20161016/theater-review-westcoast-troupe-stages-colorful-journey-to-oz-in-the-wiz

[PREVIEW] "Westcoast Black Theatre eases on down the road with 'The Wiz'" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20161009/westcoast-black-theatre-eases-on-down-road-with-the-wiz

[PREVIEW] "Sarasota’s Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe opens ‘The Wiz’" - Marty Clear, Bradenton Herald
http://www.bradenton.com/entertainment/article107794242.html

[AWARDS] "Readers pick favorite plays and musicals" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20161006/readers-pick-favorite-plays-and-musicals

[TV] "Suncoast View - October 13, 2016" - WWSB ABC 7
Nate co-hosted, The Wiz director Kenney Green was interviewed, artists from the show performed
The Wiz segment: http://www.mysuncoast.com/videos/share/?video=8999957c1ecb26321f6fcaae2a7e9e63ce8dda03
The whole show: http://www.mysuncoast.com/videos/share/?video=f5fc0b9a3697b762a2c11fc8238c1de5869b504d

[PODCAST] "The Lynne Show" - Lynne Bernfield, Radio Ear Network
Interview with Earley Dean
http://www.thelynneshow.com/Audio/Podcasts/2016/Show_442_10_18_16_Earley_Dean_Happy_Birthday_Jethro_Jenkins.mp3

[EVENTS] "ARTbeat - October 14, 2016" - Rachel Denton, Arts & Cultural Alliance
http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?m=1101163376220&ca=df6014fa-717f-42a2-a62f-2a7d9c2ba029

[NEWS] "Celebration of the Arts Coming Up Oct. 24" - Kay Kipling, Sarasota Magazine
https://www.sarasotamagazine.com/articles/2016/10/12/celebration-of-the-arts-coming-up-oct-24

[NEWS] "InspireSarasota! Promises Two Weeks of Performance" - Philip Lederer, SRQ Daily
http://www.srqmagazine.com/srq-daily/2016-10-12/4946_InspireSarasota-Promises-Two-Weeks-of-Performance

[VIDEO] "REALTALK" with Roger Pettingel
Conversation with Nate
https://youtu.be/3gGEfV_Akb4