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] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe starts capital campaign" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune

[NEWS] "WBTT Launches $6 Million Capital Campaign to Renovate Orange Avenue Campus" - The Local Scene, SCENE Magazine

[NEWS/PHOTO GALLERY] "Emerald City Ball dazzles with performances by cast of 'The Wiz'" - Niki Kottmann, The Observer

[PHOTO GALLERY] "2016 Emerald City Ball" - Cliff Roles (shooting for Sarasota Magazine)
Photos available for purchase and download!

[PHOTO GALLERY] "Emerald City Ball" - Gayle Guynup, Sarasota Herald-Tribune

[REVIEW] "The Wiz" - Bill Oser, Talkin' Broadway

[BIZ NEWS] "Good Deeds" - Business Weekly, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Lead item - WBTT Voices program benefiting local cancer organizations

[EVENTS LISTING] "ARTbeat 10.28.2016" - Rachel Denton, Arts & Cultural Alliance
Earley Dean's Young Artist Showcase is featured

[SEASON PREVIEW] "24 Shows You Must See This Season" - Kay Kipling, Sarasota Magazine
"The Piano Lesson" is included

[REVIEW] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe’s The Wiz" - Kay Kipling, Sarasota Magazine

[REVIEW] "Theater review: 'The Wiz'" - Marty Fugate, The Observer

[REVIEW] "The Wiz" - Marie Kilker,

[RADIO] "Suncoast Living Radio 10.13.2016" - Charlotte Reed, iHeart
Nate is interviewed, artists from "The Wiz" sing intros and outtros; *WBTT first appears at 7 minutes in*