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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December 22, 2020 "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Receives $30,000 Grant" - Megan McDonald, Sarasota Magazine
https://www.sarasotamagazine.com/arts-and-entertainment/2020/12/westcoast-black-theatre-troupe-receives-30-000-grant

December 22, 2020 [VIDEO] "1 Community 1 Team: Happy Holidays!" - 1 Community 1 / Sarasota Ford
WBTT selected to be a stop on the 1 Community 1 "Happy Holidays" tour, with delivery of gift bags and delicious treats for the staff
https://youtu.be/w9IxNkyetfc

December 21, 2020 "Foundation strategic partnership to support WBTT programs and events" - Tampa Bay Newswire
https://www.tampabaynewswire.com/2020/12/21/foundation-strategic-partnership-to-support-wbtt-programs-and-events-94009

December 18, 2020 "WEDU Spotlights the WBTT Story with Feature-length Film" - Andrew Fabian, SRQ Magazine
https://www.srqmagazine.com/srq-daily/2020-12-18/15790_WEDU+Spotlights+the+WBTT+Story+with+Feature-length+Film

December 17, 2020 "WEDU marks 20 years of Westcoast Black Theatre" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
https://www.heraldtribune.com/story/entertainment/2020/12/16/tampa-pbs-station-marks-20-years-westcoast-black-theatre-troupe/3902665001/

December 11, 2020 [TV] "WBTT is featured in a documentary on a PBS station" - Annette Gutierrez, SNN TV
https://www.snntv.com/story/43047017/wbtt-is-featured-in-a-documentary-on-a-pbs-station

December 10, 2020 "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Documentary to Premiere on WEDU" - SRQ Magazine
https://www.srqmagazine.com/srq-daily/2020-12-10/15715_Westcoast-Black-Theatre-Troupe-Documentary-to-Premiere-on-WEDU

December 7, 2020 "WBTT Documentary to Premiere on WEDU" - Scene Magazine
http://www.scenesarasota.com/magazine/wbtt-documentary-to-premiere-on-wedu/

December 7, 2020 "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Documentary To Premiere On WEDU December 17" - Broadway World Sarasota
https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwclassical/article/Westcoast-Black-Theatre-Troupe-Documentary-To-Premiere-On-WEDU-December-17-20201207

December 6, 2020 "Players Centre moves outdoors to launch new season" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
https://www.heraldtribune.com/story/entertainment/2020/12/06/players-centre-producing-outdoor-shows-bazaar-apricot-lime/3786343001/

December 5, 2020 "FST plans to reopen theaters in March" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
https://www.heraldtribune.com/story/entertainment/2020/12/05/florida-studio-theatre-begin-reopen-march-musicals/3813894001/

December 1, 2020 "Ways to Give the Gift of Sarasota" - Jessi Smith, Visit Sarasota
https://www.visitsarasota.com/article/ways-give-gift-sarasota

December 1, 2020 "WBTT Moves Towards Season" - Nicole , Style Magazine
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https://sarasotaheraldtribune-fl.newsmemory.com/?special=Style

December 1, 2020 "Contemporary Gulf Coast" - Laura Beausire, Hemispheres (United Airlines' monthly in-flight magazine)
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https://hemispheres.ink-live.com/html5/reader/production/default.aspx?pubname=&edid=af57cc35-2a7a-447e-ae44-a2f5953eb2f0