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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[REVIEW] "Theater Review: Fine actors reach The Mountaintop’ in King play at WBTT" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
http://www.heraldtribune.com/entertainmentlife/20180114/theater-review-fine-actors-reach-the-mountaintop-in-king-play-at-wbtt

[REVIEW] "BWW Review: THE MOUNTAINTOP at Westcoast Black Theatre" - Carolan Trbovich, Broadway World
https://www.broadwayworld.com/sarasota/article/BWW-Review-THE-MOUNTAINTOP-at-Westcoast-Black-Theatre-20180115

[TV] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Presents 'Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'" - Suncoast View, WWSB ABC7
http://www.mysuncoast.com/entertainment/westcoast-black-theatre-troupe-presents-celebrating-dr-martin-luther-king/article_d441c0f0-f7ca-11e7-ae6e-a3b66537e2d1.html

[REVIEW] "Let A.K. Murtadha and Emerald Rose Sullivan Deliver You to 'The Mountaintop'" - Bonnie Silvestri, AnythingArts
http://anythingartssarasota.ning.com/profiles/blogs/let-a-k-murtadha-and-emerald-rose-sullivan-deliver-you-to-the-mou?xg_source=activity#.Wl1wswijAvU.facebook

[EVENTS] "Martin Luther King Day activities" - Sarasota Herald-Tribune
First two events listed are "The Mountaintop" and "Celebrating the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr."
http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20180111/martin-luther-king-day-activities

[PREVIEW] "Martin Luther King’s last night dramatized in ‘The Mountaintop’" - Charlotte Florida Weekly
https://charlottecounty.floridaweekly.com/articles/martin-luther-kings-last-night-dramatized-in-the-mountaintop/

[PREVIEW] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe brings audiences to ‘The Mountaintop’" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
http://www.heraldtribune.com/entertainmentlife/20180109/westcoast-black-theatre-troupe-brings-audiences-to-the-mountaintop

[NEWS] "Michael Mendez’s Star Continues to Rise at Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe" - Kay Kipling, Sarasota Magazine
https://www.sarasotamagazine.com/articles/2017/12/27/michael-mendez-westocast-black-theatre-troupe

[NEWS] "2017 was a busy year on the arts beat" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
http://www.heraldtribune.com/entertainmentlife/20180101/2017-was-busy-year-on-arts-beat

[NEWS] "WBTT presents tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr." - Sarasota Patch
https://patch.com/florida/sarasota/wbtt-presents-tribute-dr-martin-luther-king-jr

[NEWS] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe presents 'The Mountaintop'" - Sarasota Patch
https://patch.com/florida/sarasota/westcoast-black-theatre-troupe-presents-mountaintop

[EVENTS] "Now playing: Arts listings for the week of Dec. 28" - Ticket Magazine
http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20171226/now-playing-arts-listings-for-week-of-dec-28

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