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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September 8, 2021 "WBTT's 'Help for Haiti' benefit raises over $12,800" - Sarasota Herald-Tribune
https://www.heraldtribune.com/story/news/2021/09/08/wbtts-help-haiti-benefit-raises-over-12-800/5717707001/

September 8, 2021 "Sarasota County gives arts groups funding boost in tourist tax grants" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
WBTT receives $77,067 in Sarasota County tax grants funding
https://www.heraldtribune.com/story/entertainment/2021/09/08/sarasota-county-tourist-tax-grants-funding-boost-nonprofit-arts-groups/5700645001/

September 2, 2021 "Tickets now on sale for WBTT's 'Eubie!'" - Tempo News
https://temponews.suncoastpress.com/scp/tnw-090221/flipbook/4/

September 2, 2021 "Top 6 concert picks for Sarasota-Bradenton-Charlotte: Sept. 2-8" - Jimmy Guerts, Sarasota Herald-Tribune's Ticket Magazine
Jose Ramirez Band concert is top pick
https://www.heraldtribune.com/story/entertainment/music/2021/09/02/top-6-sarasota-bradenton-charlotte-concert-picks-sept-2-8/5606468001/

September 1, 2021 "Scene Snaps: Performing Arts" - Scene Magazine
WBTT photos received top billing
http://www.scenesarasota.com/magazine/scene-snaps-performing-arts/

August 30, 2021 "Tickets Now on Sale for WBTT’s Season-Opener" - SCENE Magazine
http://www.scenesarasota.com/magazine/tickets-now-on-sale-for-wbtts-season-opener/

August 26, 2021 "Top 10 arts events for Sarasota-Manatee: Aug. 26-Sept. 1" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
"Help for Haiti" benefit is the top pick
https://www.heraldtribune.com/story/entertainment/2021/08/26/top-10-arts-events-sarasota-manatee-aug-26-sept-1/8183147002/?fbclid=IwAR2BRsbV5IJApusQpDts6fLo9HtE-ctGGof8zDemRB6Bi7eFi2oggE6_GAo

August 25, 2021 "The Exchange Supports WBTT" - SCENE Magazine
http://www.scenesarasota.com/magazine/the-exchange-supports-wbtt/

August 23, 2021 "Season - The Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe of Florida" - Ronald Bunn, Routes Magazine
https://routes-mag.com/the-westcoast-black-theatre-troupe-of-florida/

August 19, 2021 "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe to present concerts to benefit Haiti residents suffering after earthquake and tropical depression" - Sarasota News Leader
https://sarasotanewsleader.com/westcoast-black-theatre-troupe-to-present-concerts-to-benefit-haiti-residents-suffering-after-earthquake-and-tropical-depression/

August 13, 2021 "Top 10 arts events for Sarasota Manatee: Aug. 12-18" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Astrid Victoria's Young Artist Program showcase is included
https://www.heraldtribune.com/story/entertainment/2021/08/12/top-10-arts-events-sarasota-manatee-aug-12-18/5483335001/

August 11, 2021 "WBTT Presents the José Ramirez Band" - SCENE Magazine
http://www.scenesarasota.com/magazine/wbtt-presents-the-jose-ramirez-band/

August 8, 2021 "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe awards 8 artist scholarships" - Community, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
https://www.heraldtribune.com/story/news/2021/08/08/westcoast-black-theatre-troupe-awards-8-artist-scholarships/5484998001/

July 29, 2021 "WBTT Receives Grant for Communications System" - Sarasota Magazine Biz Daily
https://www.sarasotamagazine.com/news-and-profiles/2021/07/wbtt-receives-grant-for-communications-system