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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November 28, 2020 "Handy Awards salute a shortened Sarasota theater season" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
WBTT is recognized for 'Caroline, or Change'

November 19, 2020 "Performing arts groups take their shows outside" - David Conway, Observer Group

November 18, 2020 "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Cancels 'Soul in the Garden' Fall Gala" - SRQ Daily

November 17, 2020 "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe cancels 'Soul in the Garden' fall gala" - Broadway World

November 15, 2020 "CENSUS 2020: Great possibilities when communities work together" - Hannah Saeger Karnei, Sarasota Herald-Tribune

November 4, 2020 "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Temporarily Halts Performances of LIGHT UP THE NIGHT Due to the Pandemic" -Broadway World Sarasota

November 4, 2020 "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe cancels Sarasota shows over COVID-19 cases" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune

November 4, 2020 "WBTT Temporarily Halts Performances of ‘Light Up the Night’" Scene Magazine

November 3, 2020 "VIDEO: Places to visit in SARASOTA FLORIDA" - Where in the World is cL, Christine Lozada
Visit Sarasota arranged for a travel blogger to feature "Light Up the Night!"

November 3, 2020 "LTE: West Coast Black Theatre lights up"
Letter written by patrons who very much enjoyed "Light Up the Night"

November 3, 2020 "Nature and you together" - Rodger Skidmore, Siesta Sand
WBTT's "Soul in the Garden" is included

November 2, 2020 "WBTT and Key Chorale Extend Streaming Video of 'American Roots: The Gospel Experience'" - SRQ Daily

November 1, 2020 "Holiday Recipe Swap" - Scene Magazine
Nate's recipe (his mother's recipe, actually) for Italian Noodle Bake is included 
To see what the magazine layout looks like, click on attached jpeg

October 30, 2020 "WBTT, Key Chorale Extend Streaming Video Of AMERICAN ROOTS: THE GOSPEL EXPERIENCE" Broadway World Sarasota

October 22, 2020 "'Light Up the Night' brings music, hope to Sarasota outdoors" - Lila Gross, WFLA Channel 8