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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[EVENTS] "Sarasota Jazz Festival moves downtown to offer week of music" - Vicki Dean, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Jo Morello's "Lil and Louis" - which was performed at WBTT - is included in events listing

[NEWS] "Sarasota philanthropist Gerri Aaron dies" - Gayle Guynup, Sarasota Herald-Tribune

[NEWS] "Black theater troupe marks 20 years by celebrating women" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune

[NEWS] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe’s “Hush, Hush” Season Announcement" - Kay Kipling, Sarasota Magazine

[NEWS] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe announces 2019-2020 season and more" - Niki Kottmann, The Observer

[REVIEW] "THE AMEN CORNER at Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe" - Carolan Trbovich, Broadway World

[PODCAST] "Interview with star of Amen Corner Syreeta Banks" - Lynne Bernfield, The Lynne Show

[NEWS] "Tickets Now on Sale for WBTT's '70s Soul Party at Ed Smith Stadium" - Tempo News

[NEWS] "WBTT Announces 20th Anniversary Season" - Phil Lederer, SRQ Magazine

[NEWS] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe announces 2019-2020 season" - Sarasota Patch

[NEWS] "Tickets now on sale for WBTT’s ‘70s Soul Party at Ed Smith Stadium" - Don Britt,

[NEWS] "Arts on the Horizon - February" - Rodger Skidmore, Siesta Sand
'The Amen Corner' is included

[EVENTS] "ARTbeat 1/31/2019" - Andrea Knies, Arts & Cultural Alliance
Maicy Powell's Young Artist Program showcase was included

[REVIEW] "Prayers answered in lively ‘Amen Corner’" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune