2018-2019 SEASON: UPCOMING SHOWS

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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[OPINION] "From the Editor: The Restorative Tonic of the Arts" - Susan Burns, Sarasota Magazine
Susan says lovely things about Raisin
https://www.sarasotamagazine.com/articles/2018/10/25/from-the-editor-the-restorative-tonic-of-the-arts

[BLOG] "A Raisin in the sunniest city" - Laura Kostelnik Biskupic, AnotherSlice
The writer of the blog post hails from Wisconsin
https://anotherslice.life/2018/11/05/a-raisin-in-the-sunniest-city/?fbclid=IwAR0DjZqOhoowYiUkiXDpqINezCBZOMxKNnST_njOT6H1wvYG8YY_YOtIRTg

[NEWS] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe presents tribute to Marvin Gaye" - Sarasota Patch
https://patch.com/florida/sarasota/westcoast-black-theatre-troupe-presents-tribute-marvin-gaye

[NEWS] "Forty Carrots supporters sip, socialize and shop at Wine, Women & Shoes" - Kayleigh Omang, The Observer
https://www.yourobserver.com/photo-gallery/wine-women-and-shoes-signature-luncheon-forty-carrots-2018

[NEWS] "Cultural Alliance honors arts leaders at annual celebration" - Thomas Becnel, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
https://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20181022/cultural-alliance-honors-arts-leaders-at-annual-celebration

[NEWS] "Paying Tribute to Arts Leaders with a Special Night" - Kay Kipling, Sarasota Magazine
https://www.sarasotamagazine.com/articles/2018/10/23/paying-tribute-to-arts-leaders-with-a-special-night

[TV] "Preview 'Marvin Gaye, Prince of Soul' from Westcoast Black Theatre" - ABC 7, Suncoast View
http://www.mysuncoast.com/entertainment/preview-marvin-gaye-prince-of-soul-from-west-coast-black/article_5d6d552c-d878-11e8-9153-93266e769140.html

[NEWS] "7 Great Arts Experiences for Kids" - Kay Kipling, Sarasota Magazine
https://www.sarasotamagazine.com/articles/2018/10/29/7-great-arts-experiences-for-kids

[NEWS] "Arts and Cultural Alliance Hosts Celebration of the Arts" - SRQ Daily
https://www.srqmagazine.com/srq-daily/2018-10-23/9420_Arts-and-Cultural-Alliance-Hosts-Celebration-of-the-Arts

[EVENTS] "Culture Canvas" - Phil Lederer, SRQ Magazine
Several WBTT productions are mentioned
https://www.srqmagazine.com/articles/1041/Culture-Canvas

[NEWS] "A True Celebration" - Arts & Cultural Alliance
https://sarasotaarts.org/a-true-celebration/

[NEWS] "Sheldon Rhoden Celebrates 10 Years of Soul at WBTT" - Sarasota Magazine
https://www.sarasotamagazine.com/articles/2018/10/11/sheldon-rhoden-10-years

[REVIEW] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe stages powerful take on 'A Raisin in the Sun'" - Marty Fugate, The Observer
https://www.yourobserver.com/article/westcoast-black-theatre-troupe-raisin-review?time=1539640923

[REVIEW] "Regional Reviews - Raisin" - Bill Oser, Talkin' Broadway
https://www.talkinbroadway.com/page/regional/wfla/wfla397.html

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