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.

If you are a member of the media seeking materials from our press kit, or if you have a photo and/or an interview request, please contact our PR department at (941) 366-1505, ext. 805 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


[REVIEW] "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill" - Marie Kilker, TotalTheater.com
http://totaltheater.com/?q=node/7807

[PREVIEW] "Arts on the Horizon 3.1.2018" - Rodger Skidmore, Siesta Sand
http://siestasand.net/Arts-on-the-horizon-03-18/

[NEWS] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe presents ‘Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill’" - Don Britt, don411.com
http://don411.com/westcoast-black-theatre-troupe-presents-lady-day-at-emersons-bar-and-grill/#.WqKj1vnwbRY

[REVIEW] "Singing is at heart of Melba Moore’s ‘Lady Day’" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
http://www.heraldtribune.com/entertainmentlife/20180304/theater-review-singing-is-at-heart-of-melba-moores-lady-day

[NEWS] "Tony-winner Melba Moore takes on Billie Holiday at WBTT" - Marty Clear, Bradenton Herald
http://www.bradenton.com/entertainment/article202393724.html

[NEWS] "Tony winner Melba Moore salutes Billie Holiday in 'Lady Day' - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
http://www.heraldtribune.com/entertainmentlife/20180223/tony-winner-melba-moore-salutes-billie-holiday-in-lady-day

[NEWS] "Seats Added for Highly-Anticipated Billie Holiday Play" - Undine Shorey, The Bradenton Times
http://thebradentontimes.com/seats-added-for-highlyanticipated-billie-holiday-play-p19571-133.htm#.WpWmgNhY3ek.facebook

[NEWS] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe's Young Artist Program continues" - Sarasota Patch
https://patch.com/florida/sarasota/westcoast-black-theatre-troupe-s-young-artist-program-continues-0

[EVENTS] "Top arts events of the week, March 1-7" - Thomas Becnel, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
http://www.heraldtribune.com/entertainmentlife/20180301/top-arts-events-of-week-march-1-7

[NEWS] "Mote departure sparks tensions at City Commission" - David Conway, Sarasota Observer
https://www.yourobserver.com/article/mote-aquarium-city-commission-tom-barwin-hagen-brody

[NEWS] "Cooking to make wishes come true" - Gayle Guynup, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20180223/cooking-to-make-wishes-come-true

[NEWS] "Westcoast Troupe brings back favorites in ‘Command Season’" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20180212/westcoast-troupe-brings-back-favorites-in-command-season

West Coast Black Theater Logo