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] "Young dancers follow their passion at Westcoast troupe" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20170714/young-dancers-follow-their-passion-at-westcoast-troupe

[NEWS] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe hosts free theater camp" - Elizabeth Djinis, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20170714/westcoast-black-theatre-troupe-hosts-free-theater-camp

[NEWS] "A stage of discoveries" - Maicy Powell, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20170714/stage-of-discoveries

[NEWS] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Raises the Roof" - Kay Kipling, Sarasota Magazine
https://www.sarasotamagazine.com/articles/2017/7/13/westcoast-black-theatre-troupe-raises-the-roof

[NEWS] "Arts groups share nearly $2 million in Sarasota County tourist tax funds" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20170712/arts-groups-share-nearly-2-million-in-sarasota-county-tourist-tax-funds

[NEWS] "Local talent to perform at 2017 World Rowing Championships opening ceremonies" - Maggie Menderski, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20170714/local-talent-to-perform-at-2017-world-rowing-championships-opening-ceremonies

[NEWS] "Theater Coup - Westcoast troupe lifts the curtain on exciting plans for expansion" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20170710/westcoast-troupe-celebrates-expansion-plans

[NEWS] "Expanding Opportunities at Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe" - Samantha Sonner, SNN TV
http://www.snntv.com/2017/07/10/expanding-opportunities-westcoast-black-theatre-troupe/

[NEWS] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe breaks ground on improvements" - Anna Brugmann, The Observer
http://www.yourobserver.com/photo-gallery/westcoast-black-theatre-troupe-breaks-ground-on-improvements

[FEATURE] "Live Up with Julie Leach and Nate Jacobs" - Risdon on 5th
http://risdonon5th.com/live-up/live-julie-leach/

[NEWS] "Sarasota Opera lands an NEA grant for world premiere youth opera" - Marty Clear, Bradenton Herald
NEA grant for "The Mountaintop" mentioned
http://www.bradenton.com/entertainment/article160154809.html

[FEATURE] "Paving the Way: WBTT show celebrates black Broadway stars" - Niki Kottmann, The Observer
http://www.yourobserver.com/article/paving-the-way-wbtt-show-celebrates-black-broadway-stars

[TV] "Stage of Discovery on Suncoast View" - Suncoast View, WWSB ABC 7
http://cdn.field59.com/WWSB/1498781018-0daf5525c325b5c976380b9aa1dfdbd62eb1d9b2_fl9-720p.mp4

[REVIEW] "Regional Reviews: Florida - West Coast "Broadway in Black" - William Oser, Talkin' Broadway
http://www.talkinbroadway.com/page/regional/wfla/wfla297.html

[REVIEW] "BWW Review: BROADWAY IN BLACK at Westcoast Black Theatre" - Carolan Trbovich, Broadway World
http://www.broadwayworld.com/sarasota/article/BWW-Review-BROADWAY-IN-BLACK-at-Westcoast-Black-Theatre-20170627

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