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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[PREVIEW] "'Aunt Rudele's Family Reunion' returns to Sarasota" - Marty Clear, Bradenton Herald
http://www.bradenton.com/entertainment/article96247407.html

[LETTER TO THE EDITOR] "Camp performers wow audience" - Arlene J. Pearlman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Arlene's letter is about halfway down
http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20160819/mondays-letters

[FEATURE] "Behind the Scenes: A history of racial divide on stage" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
http://ticket.heraldtribune.com/2016/08/05/behind-the-scenes-a-history-of-racial-divide-on-stage/

[RADIO] Suncoast Living Radio with Charlotte Reed
Nate is interviewed
http://sarasotanewsradio.iheart.com/media/play/27227483/

[EVENTS LISTINGS] "This Week in the Arts: Aug. 17-23 - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
http://ticket.heraldtribune.com/2016/08/17/this-week-in-the-arts-aug-17-23/

[NEWS] "First summer camp fosters talent in theater newcomers" - Dahlia Ghabour, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
http://ticket.heraldtribune.com/2016/08/12/first-summer-camp-fosters-talent-in-theater-newcomers/

[PHOTOS] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe's Summer Camp" - Rachel O'Hara, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
http://galleries.heraldtribune.com/gallery/371114#/0

[NEWS] "WBTT Summer Intensive a Success" - Phil Lederer, SRQ
http://www.srqmagazine.com/srq-daily/2016-08-12

[NEWS] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe plans expansion" - David Conway, The Observer
http://www.yourobserver.com/article/westcoast-black-theatre-troupe-plans-expansion

[NEWS] "Westcoast Troupe plans renovations to its two-building campus" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
http://ticket.heraldtribune.com/2016/08/09/westcoast-troupe-plans-renovations-to-its-two-building-campus/

[EVENTS LISTING] "ARTbeat August 12, 2016" - Rachel Denton, Arts & Cultural Alliance
http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?m=1101163376220&ca=c7ff2e94-1413-4399-87a0-cde0454401c4

[NEWS] "Behind the Scenes: A History of Racial Divide On Stage" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
http://ticket.heraldtribune.com/2016/08/05/behind-the-scenes-a-history-of-racial-divide-on-stage/

[RADIO] "The Mezz Takeover" - WSRQ
Travis Ray and Earley Dean take over "The Mezz" for a whole show
http://sarasotatalkradio.com/2016/07/mezz-july-23rd-2016-west-coast-black-theatre-troupe/

[REVIEW] "Check out the emotional and joyful production 'How I Got Over' at the Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe" - Bonnie Silvestri, Anything Arts
http://sarasota.anythingarts.com/profiles/blogs/check-out-the-emotional-and-joyful-production-how-i-got-over-at-t?xg_source=activity#.V5p0OQGSmFA.gmail

[REVIEW] "How I Got Over" - Marie Kilker, TotalTheater.com
http://totaltheater.com/?q=node/7101