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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[PODCAST] "Interview with star of Amen Corner Syreeta Banks" - Lynne Bernfield, The Lynne Show
http://thelynneshow.com/2019/02/interview-with-star-of-amen-corner-syreeta-banks/

[NEWS] "Tickets Now on Sale for WBTT's '70s Soul Party at Ed Smith Stadium" - Tempo News
http://temponews.suncoastpress.com/#folio=1

[NEWS] "WBTT Announces 20th Anniversary Season" - Phil Lederer, SRQ Magazine
https://www.srqmagazine.com/srq-daily/2019-02-15/10108_WBTT-Announces-20th-Anniversary-Season

[NEWS] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe announces 2019-2020 season" - Sarasota Patch
https://patch.com/florida/sarasota/westcoast-black-theatre-troupe-announces-2019-2020-season

[NEWS] "Tickets now on sale for WBTT’s ‘70s Soul Party at Ed Smith Stadium" - Don Britt, don411.com
http://don411.com/tickets-now-on-sale-for-wbtts-70s-soul-party-at-ed-smith-stadium/#.XGqxgvlKjRY

[NEWS] "Arts on the Horizon - February" - Rodger Skidmore, Siesta Sand
'The Amen Corner' is included
http://siestasand.net/Arts-on-the-horizon-02-19/

[EVENTS] "ARTbeat 1/31/2019" - Andrea Knies, Arts & Cultural Alliance
Maicy Powell's Young Artist Program showcase was included
https://mailchi.mp/sarasotaarts/artbeat-this-week-in-sarasota-arts-and-culture-488245?e=6ed0cdc029

[REVIEW] "Prayers answered in lively ‘Amen Corner’" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
https://www.heraldtribune.com/entertainmentlife/20190127/theater-review-prayers-answered-in-lively-amen-corner

[REVIEW] "WBTT Brings to Light James Baldwin’s Seldom-Seen The Amen Corner" - Kay Kipling, Sarasota Magazine
https://www.sarasotamagazine.com/articles/2019/1/27/wbtt-brings-to-light-james-baldwin-s-seldom-seen-em-the-amen-corner-em

[REVIEW] "Justice wrestles with mercy in WBTT production of 'The Amen Corner' - Marty Fugate, The Observer
https://www.yourobserver.com/article/wbtt-james-baldwin-amen-corner-westcoast-black-theatre-troupe-review

[REVIEW] "Regional Review: The Amen Corner" - Bill Oser, Talkin' Broadway
https://www.talkinbroadway.com/page/regional/wfla/wfla425.html

[REVIEW] "The Amen Corner" - Marie Kilker, TotalTheater.com
http://www.totaltheater.com/?q=node/8198

[NEWS] "WBTT’s ’70s Soul Party at Ed Smith Stadium" - Ticket Magazine
https://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20190124/wbtts-70s-soul-party-at-ed-smith-stadium

[NEWS] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe honors MLK in moving tribute" - Hallie Peilet, SNN
https://www.snntv.com/story/39827686/westcoast-black-theatre-troupe-honors-mlk-in-moving-tribute