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Joyful! Joyful!Thanks to Bob Morris for his New York Times story about Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Founder & Artistic Director Nate Jacobs and the mission of WBTT. The article also features two beautiful stage photos by our own Sorcha Augustine. CLICK HERE to read the story.

Arts Axis FloridaWBTT is featured on the Arts Axis Florida website that showcases arts organizations in the Tampa Bay area. In this AAF podcast, host Briana Jackson speaks with our Founder/Artistic Director Nate Jacobs and our Executive Director Julie Leach about our 2021-2022 season and the importance of diversifying artistry. CLICK HERE to hear the podcast (WBTT is the first segment).

WBTT CELEBRATES THE PAST AND THE FUTURESarasota Magazine speaks with WBTT Founder & Artistic Director Nate Jacobs about the troupe’s past and exciting road ahead.
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TOP ARTS STORIES OF 2019We’re thrilled that the WEDU PBS Arts Plus TV series featured an 8-minute segment showcasing WBTT and Founder/Artistic Director Nate Jacobs. Watch Arts Plus Segment! And don’t miss This Light of Mine, a one-hour documentary about WBTT, now available to PBS stations nationwide! Congratulations to WEDU — the segment and the documentary both won Suncoast Regional Emmy Awards! Watch This Light of Mine!


Effective 9/26/21, Until Further Notice

WBTT is pleased to welcome patrons back safely to our theatre. To ensure the safety of patrons, artists and staff, we have implemented the following health and safety protocols.
Before entering the theatre, all patrons aged 12 and older attending a performance indoors must show the results of a negative COVID-19 PCR test no earlier than 72 hours before the time of their performance or a negative rapid antigen test no earlier than 24 hours prior to the time of their performance. Tests must be administered by a medical provider/official testing center.
If patrons prefer, they may voluntarily present a CDC or other official vaccination record showing they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (at least 14 days since the final dose) as an alternative to negative COVID-19 test results.
All patrons must wear masks covering their nose and mouth at all times while inside the venue.
Protocols will be revisited and may be revised based on CDC guidance and the evolving circumstances of the pandemic, including possible use of additional screening protocols. To review the full policy visit:
Ticket purchasers are responsible for communicating the testing requirements to all members of their party or anyone to whom they have given tickets.