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 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/

December 17, 2022 "'Black Nativity' rings all the holiday bells" - Kim Cool, Venice Gondolier Sun
https://www.yoursun.com/charlotte/features/black-nativity-rings-all-the-holiday-bells/article_29b9c844-7a5b-11ed-8a0e-af4753d90945.html

December 16, 2022 "A Black Theater Troupe Thrives in the South" - Lee Alisha Williams, The CLICK
https://theclick.news/black-theater-troupe-thrives/

December 8, 2022 "Review: Black Nativity" - Marie Kilker, TotalTheatre.com
http://totaltheater.com/?q=node/8960

December 1, 2022 "Five Theatre Productions You 'Really' Shouldn't Miss This December" - Abby Baker, American Stage
https://www.americanstage.org/post/five-theatre-productions-you-really-shouldnt-miss-this-december

November 27, 2022 "Westcoast Black Theatre celebrates ‘Black Nativity’ with gospel and spirituals" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
https://www.heraldtribune.com/story/entertainment/theater/2022/11/27/sarasotas-westcoast-black-theatre-troupe-revives-black-nativity/10711661002/

November 23, 2022 "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe's fall gala raises more than $250,000" - Sarasota Herald-Tribune
https://www.heraldtribune.com/story/news/2022/11/22/wbtts-fall-gala-raises-more-than-250-000-productions-education/10718494002/

November 18, 2022 "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Presents Black Nativity" - Dylan Campbell, SRQ Magazine
https://www.srqmagazine.com/srq-daily/2022-11-18/20578_Westcoast-Black-Theatre-Troupes-Presents-Black-Nativity

November 14, 2022 "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe presents ‘Black Nativity’" - Tampa Bay Newswire
https://www.tampabaynewswire.com/2022/11/14/westcoast-black-theatre-troupe-presents-black-nativity-113942

October 22, 2022 "WBTT names 2022-23 board of trustees" - Venice Gondolier Sun
https://www.yoursun.com/wbtt-names-2022-23-board-of-trustees/article_1f4d086e-4e44-11ed-9ebb-836c6d70985b.html

October 19, 2022 "Old classic gets new life in faithful recreation" - Marty Fugate, The Observer
https://www.yourobserver.com/article/old-classic-gets-new-life-in-faithful-recreation

October 19, 2022 "WBTT's 'Guys and Dolls' is no gamble" - Kim Cool, Venice Gondolier Sun
https://www.yoursun.com/venice/features/wbtts-guys-and-dolls-is-no-gamble/article_ca1e3b86-4bc0-11ed-9e72-837e94e1aa6b.html

October 18, 2022 "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Names 2022-2023 Board" - Scene Magazine
http://www.scenesarasota.com/magazine/westcoast-black-theatre-troupe-names-2022-2023-board/