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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January 21, 2023 "WBTT Soars with Flyin' West" - Phil Lederer, The Toadstool
https://www.thetoadstool.org/front-row-toad-reviews-flyin-west-at-wbtt

January 17, 2023 "Dr. King's message being honored in a place that decades ago would not have been allowed" - Eric Wilson, SNN News
https://www.snntv.com/story/48166353/dr-kings-message-being-honored-in-a-place-that-decades-ago-would-not-have-been-allowed

January 16, 2023 "Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. tribute performance" - Tony Sadiku, Fox 13 Tampa Bay
https://www.fox13news.com/video/1167303

January 16, 2023 "Celebrate Dr. MLK Jr.'s Legacy with Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe" - ABC7's Suncoast View
Nate is interviewed, Maicy Powell and CJ Melton perform
https://www.mysuncoast.com/video/2023/01/16/celebrate-dr-mlk-jrs-legacy-with-westcoast-black-theatre-troupe-suncoast-view/

January 14, 2023 "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe goes 'Flyin' West'" - Kim Cool, Venice Gondolier Sun
https://www.yoursun.com/venice/news/westcoast-black-theatre-troupe-goes-flyin-west/article_52d2894a-928a-11ed-ad33-37068b5d79c9.html

January 13, 2023 "Review: 'Flyin' West'" - Marie Kilker, TotalTheater.com
http://totaltheater.com/?q=node/8970

January 12, 2023 "Winners Announced For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Sarasota Awards" - Broadway World Sarasota
https://www.broadwayworld.com/sarasota/article/Winners-Announced-For-The-2022-BroadwayWorld-Sarasota-Awards-20230112

January 11, 2023 "Westcoast Black Theatre inspires with Sarasota area premiere of ‘Flyin’ West’" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
https://www.heraldtribune.com/story/entertainment/theater/2023/01/11/review-area-premiere-of-flyin-west-at-westcoast-black-theatre/69784206007/

January 10, 2023 "Migrating for freedom with "Flyin' West", at Westcoast Black Theatre" - Suncoast View, ABC7
Nate and Sieglinda Fox are interviewed
https://www.mysuncoast.com/video/2023/01/10/migrating-freedom-with-flyin-west-westcoast-black-theatre-suncoast-view/

January 10, 2023 "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe’s Flyin’ West Tells a Surprising Story with History Behind It" - Kay Kipling, Sarasota Magazine
https://www.sarasotamagazine.com/arts-and-entertainment/2023/01/westcoast-black-theatre-troupe-flyin-west-review

January 10, 2023 "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy" - Venice Gondolier Sun
https://www.yoursun.com/coastal/entertainment/westcoast-black-theatre-troupe-to-honor-dr-martin-luther-king-jr-s-legacy/article_40b6fcd8-8226-11ed-8739-c7a17e5aad4a.html

December 29, 2022 "After 2-year delay, Westcoast Black Theatre starts new year with ‘Flyin’ West’" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
https://www.heraldtribune.com/story/entertainment/theater/2022/12/29/westcoast-black-theatre-troupe-stages-historic-drama-flyin-west/69728984007/

December 29, 2022 "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe to honor Martin Luther King Jr. at Sarasota Opera House" - Sarasota Herald-Tribune
https://www.heraldtribune.com/story/news/local/2022/12/29/westcoast-black-theatre-troupe-to-honor-martin-luther-king-jr-s-legacy/69750346007/

December 22, 2022 "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy" - Tampa Bay Newswire
https://www.tampabaynewswire.com/2022/12/22/westcoast-black-theatre-troupe-to-honor-dr-martin-luther-king-jr-s-legacy-2-114919

December 19, 2022 "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe presents ‘Flyin’ West’" - Gina Liga, Scene Magazine
http://www.scenesarasota.com/magazine/westcoast-black-theatre-troupe-presents-flyin-west/