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] "Sarasota’s WBTT plans to build performing arts center" - Marty Clear, Bradenton Herald
http://www.bradenton.com/entertainment/article115745733.html

[VIDEO] "Suncoast View 11.16.2016" - WWSB ABC 7
Nate co-hosts, artists from 'Black Nativity' perform
http://www.mysuncoast.com/videos/share/?video=6ca55b4dbf8c188664198ddfd8005c2d38df42ef

[NEWS] "WBTT hosts Emerald City Ball" - Gayle Guynup, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20161112/wbtt-hosts-emerald-city-ball

[NEWS] "Black Tie & Tales 11.17.2016" - Niki Kottmann, The Observer
Mention of Christopher Eisenberg's announcement of his Sony/ATV record contract
http://www.yourobserver.com/article/black-tie-and-tales-11-17-16

[NEWS] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Emerald City Ball" - Kay Kipling/Cliff Roles, Sarasota Magazine
https://www.sarasotamagazine.com/slideshows/2016/11/11/wbtt-gala#/.WCd1oX77Nxs.facebook

[NEWS/PHOTOS] "Performances spice up 5th anniversary of Keeping the Dream Alive" - Niki Kottmann, The Observer
http://www.yourobserver.com/photo-gallery/performances-spice-up-5th-anniversary-of-keeping-the-dream-alive

[NEWS] "Culture Collective Brings Art Experience to Younger Sarasotans" - Riley Board, Sarasota Magazine
WBTT is part of program that enables young adults to enjoy live performances at reduced membership rate
https://www.sarasotamagazine.com/articles/2016/11/15/culture-collective-brings-art-experience-to-younger-sarasotans

[EVENT LISTINGS] "Art listings" - Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Both 'The Wiz' and 'Black Nativity' included
http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20161115/arts-listings-nov-17-23

[NEWS] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe starts capital campaign" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20161110/westcoast-black-theatre-troupe-starts-capital-campaign

[NEWS] "WBTT Launches $6 Million Capital Campaign to Renovate Orange Avenue Campus" - The Local Scene, SCENE Magazine
http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?m=1102237833651&ca=a7db4da2-8edb-4ac1-a724-f8f64664864b

[NEWS/PHOTO GALLERY] "Emerald City Ball dazzles with performances by cast of 'The Wiz'" - Niki Kottmann, The Observer
http://www.yourobserver.com/photo-gallery/emerald-city-ball-dazzles-with-performances-by-cast-of-andapos-the-whizandapos#photo-1

[PHOTO GALLERY] "2016 Emerald City Ball" - Cliff Roles (shooting for Sarasota Magazine)
Photos available for purchase and download!
https://cliffroles.smugmug.com/Events-Functions/Westcoast-Black-Theatre-Troupe/

[PHOTO GALLERY] "Emerald City Ball" - Gayle Guynup, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
http://www.heraldtribune.com/photogallery/LK/20161111/NEWS/111109996/PH/1