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[REVIEW] "Your Arms Too Short to Box with God" - Bill Oser, Talkin' Broadway

[REVIEW] "Your Arms Too Short to Box with God" - Marie Kilker,

[NEWS] "WBTT Closes Black History Month with a Forgotten Classic" - Andrew Fabian, SRQ Magazine

[NEWS] "Director brings personal touch to Westcoast’s ‘Your Arms Too Short to Box with God’ - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune

[TV] "Young Artist Program at Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe" - Suncoast View, ABC 7
Nate is co-host, Derric Gobourne Jr. is interviewed

[NEWS] "WBTT presents seventh season of the Young Artist Program" - Tempo News

[NEWS] "What Not to Miss When in Sarasota" - Suncoast Post
WBTT mentioned in listing of things to do

[NEWS] "New Digs: Sarasota's Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe returns with a stellar new space and 20th-anniversary season" - Abby Weingarten / Photos by Wyatt Kostygan, SRQ Magazine

[NEWS] "WBTT's Young Artist Program Opens Season With Derric Gobourne Jr." - Broadway World Sarasota

[EVENTS] "Arts on the Horizon - March" - Siesta Sand

[TV] "Professional black theater company develops minority talent," What's Right with Tampa Bay, Fox 13
Longer segment than usual in recognition of Black History Month

[TV] "Westcoast Black Theatre MLK Celebration" - Suncoast View, ABC 7
Nate Jacobs is interviewed about WBTT's MLK Celebrations

[REVIEW] "Caroline, or Change" - Undine Shorey, The Bradenton Times,-or-change-p21523-133.htm

[REVIEW] "WBTT opens new theater with Jannie Jones, Teresay Stanley and more" - Kim Cool, Venice Gondolier Sun