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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Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe's long road to diversity
http://newtown100.heraldtribune.com/2014/11/14/troupes-road-diversity/

Suncoast View: Interview with Michael Mendez (starts around 32:45 minutes into the segment)
http://www.mysuncoast.com/videos/?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=10821917

Good News: WBTT toy drive - Biz(941) (press release)
http://biz941.com/2014/12/good-news-friday-good-deeds-dec-5-2014/

"Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe participates in 'Toys for Tots' toy drive" - Tampa Bay Newswire (press release)
http://www.tampabaynewswire.com/2014/12/01/westcoast-black-theatre-troupe-participates-in-toys-for-tots-toy-drive-30540

 

"Due to popular demand and sold-out performances, Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe extends run of Jazz Hot Mamas" - don411.com (press release)
http://don411.com/due-to-popular-demand-and-sold-out-performances-westcoast-black-theatre-troupe-extends-run-of-jazz-hot-mamas-world-premier-musical-revue-will-highlight-the-great-women-performers-o/#.VIBvjjHF8eg

 

"Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe revives and revises Langston Hughes' 'Black Nativity'" - Sarasota Herald-Tribune (preview)
http://arts.heraldtribune.com/2014-11-29/section/theater/westcoast-troupe-revives-revises-langston-hughes-black-nativity/

 

Kitty Cranor joins Westcoast Black Theatre board of directors.
http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20150105/ARTICLE/301059995/-1/opinion090206?Title=Business-people

 

Theater Review: 'Black Nativity' launches holiday season with spirit - Sarasota Herald-Tribune
http://arts.heraldtribune.com/2014-12-06/featured/theater-review-black-nativity-launches-holiday-season-spirit/

 

"Black Nativity" (REVIEW)
- Bill Oser, Talkin' Broadway, West Coast Florida Regional Reviews
http://www.talkinbroadway.com/regional/wfla/

 

"Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe's Black Nativity" (REVIEW)
- Kay Kipling, Sarasota Magazine
https://sarasotamagazine.com/on-stage/2014/12/08/westcoast-black-theatre-troupes-black-nativity/

 

Radio interview with "Knock Me A Kiss" director Chuck Smith - Steve McAllister, "Renaissance SRQ"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwV-3oFI_JA