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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June 8, 2021 "WBTT Names New Trustee, Announces 2021-2022 Board of Trustees" - Broadway World Sarasota
https://www.broadwayworld.com/sarasota/article/WBTT-Names-New-Trustee-Announces-2021-2022-Board-of-Trustees-20210608

June 8, 2021 "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Names New Trustee" - Sarasota Patch
https://patch.com/florida/sarasota/westcoast-black-theatre-troupe-names-new-trustee

June 3, 2021 "Top 10 arts events for Sarasota-Manatee: June 3-9" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
'Sistas' is included
https://www.heraldtribune.com/story/entertainment/2021/06/03/top-10-arts-events-sarasota-manatee-june-3-9/7454293002/

June 2, 2021 "Black Theatres Forge New National Alliance" - SCENE Magazine
http://www.scenesarasota.com/magazine/black-theatres-forge-new-national-alliance/

June 2, 2021 "Today In The Culture, June 2, 2021: Black Theaters Unite," Ray Pride, New City (Chicago)
https://www.newcity.com/2021/06/02/today-in-the-culture-june-2-2021-aids-garden-black-theaters-unite-amc-arclight/

June 1, 2021 "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Joins National Association of Black Theatre Building Owners" - Sarasota Magazine Biz Daily
https://www.sarasotamagazine.com/arts-and-entertainment/2021/06/westcoast-black-theatre-troupe-joins-national-alliance-of-black-theatres

June 1, 2021 "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Joins National Alliance of Black Theatres" - Broadway World Sarasota
https://www.broadwayworld.com/sarasota/article/Westcoast-Black-Theatre-Troupe-Joins-National-Alliance-of-Black-Theatres-20210601

June 1, 2021 "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Joins National Alliance of Black Theatres" - SRQ Daily
https://www.srqmagazine.com/srq-daily/2021-06-02/17195_Westcoast-Black-Theatre-Troupe-Joins-National-Alliance-of-Black-Theatres

June 1, 2021 "Black theatres – including WBTT – forge new national alliance" - Tampa Bay Newswire
https://www.tampabaynewswire.com/2021/06/01/black-theatres-including-wbtt-forge-new-national-alliance-98423

May 27, 2021 "WBTT to strengthen education program with new hire" - Tempo News
https://temponews.suncoastpress.com/scp/tnw-052721/flipbook/4/

May 27, 2021 "WBTT hires actor/director Jim Weaver as education director" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
https://www.heraldtribune.com/story/entertainment/2021/05/27/popular-director-and-actor-jim-weaver-hired-wbtt-education-director/7433801002/

May 26, 2021 "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe to Strengthen Education Program with New Hire" - SRQ Daily
https://www.srqmagazine.com/srq-daily/2021-05-26/17149_Westcoast-Black-Theatre-Troupe-to-Strengthen-Education-Program-with-New-Hire

May 25, 2021 "WBTT Hires Jim Weaver as Education Director/Artistic Associate" - Biz 941 Daily, Sarasota Magazine 
https://www.sarasotamagazine.com/news-and-profiles/2021/05/wbtt-hires-jim-weaver-as-education-director-artistic-associate

May 24, 2021 "WBTT to Strengthen Education Program With New Hire Jim Weaver" - Broadway World Sarasota
https://www.broadwayworld.com/sarasota/article/WBTT-to-Strengthen-Education-Program-With-New-Hire-20210524

May 24, 2021 "WBTT to Strengthen Education Program with New Hire" - SCENE Magazine
http://www.scenesarasota.com/magazine/wbtt-to-strengthen-education-program-with-new-hire/