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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.
[PREVIEW] "Sarasota's WBTT focuses on breast cancer with play, forums" - Marty Clear, Bradenton Herald
The paywall pop-up will obscure the article but you can read it if you scroll slowly ...
[HONORS] "2016 Handy Awards" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
*Congratulations to Chris Caswell on his win for the Handy for Best Actor, Musical, for his work in the Venice Theatre's production of Sweeney Todd!*
[NEWS] "2015-2016 Remembering the Theatre Season That Was" - Bill Oser, Talkin' Broadway
Bill writes about his favorite moments onstage from last year's theatre season - there are many from WBTT!
[EVENT LISTINGS] "ARTbeat - September 23, 2016 - Rachel Denton, Arts & Cultural Alliance
[EVENT LISTINGS] "Arts Briefs: New stage and gallery shows opening this week" - Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Features information about "WBTT Voices: Life in the Cancer Lane"
[NEWS] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe presents 'WBTT Voices' community forums" - Tampa Bay Newswire
[FEATURE] "Aunt Rudele tells all" - Marty Fugate, Sarasota Observer
[PREVIEW] "'Aunt Rudele's Family Reunion' returns to Sarasota" - Marty Clear, Bradenton Herald
[LETTER TO THE EDITOR] "Camp performers wow audience" - Arlene J. Pearlman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Arlene's letter is about halfway down
[FEATURE] "Behind the Scenes: A history of racial divide on stage" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
[RADIO] Suncoast Living Radio with Charlotte Reed
Nate is interviewed
[EVENTS LISTINGS] "This Week in the Arts: Aug. 17-23 - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
[NEWS] "First summer camp fosters talent in theater newcomers" - Dahlia Ghabour, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
[PHOTOS] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe's Summer Camp" - Rachel O'Hara, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
[NEWS] "WBTT Summer Intensive a Success" - Phil Lederer, SRQ