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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September 28, 2021 "Gulf Coast Community Foundation invests in WBTT" - Tampa Bay Newswire

September 27, 2021 "The Lynne Show" podcast featuring Jim Weaver - Lynne Bernfield

September 26, 2021 "Venues Implement #SafeArtsSarasota Protocols" - Jacob Ogles, SRQ Magazine Daily

September 16, 2021 "Tickets Now On Sale For WBTT's Fall Gala: 'A Night At The Savoy'" - Broadway World Sarasota

September 13, 2021 "Sarasota arts organizations roll out new COVID-19 rules" - Andrea Martone, Observer Group

September 13, 2021 "Going to a show in Sarasota? You will have to be tested or vaccinated and wear a mask" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune

September 8, 2021 "WBTT's 'Help for Haiti' benefit raises over $12,800" - Sarasota Herald-Tribune

September 8, 2021 "Sarasota County gives arts groups funding boost in tourist tax grants" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
WBTT receives $77,067 in Sarasota County tax grants funding

September 2, 2021 "Tickets now on sale for WBTT's 'Eubie!'" - Tempo News

September 2, 2021 "Top 6 concert picks for Sarasota-Bradenton-Charlotte: Sept. 2-8" - Jimmy Guerts, Sarasota Herald-Tribune's Ticket Magazine
Jose Ramirez Band concert is top pick

September 1, 2021 "Scene Snaps: Performing Arts" - Scene Magazine
WBTT photos received top billing

August 30, 2021 "Tickets Now on Sale for WBTT’s Season-Opener" - SCENE Magazine

August 26, 2021 "Top 10 arts events for Sarasota-Manatee: Aug. 26-Sept. 1" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
"Help for Haiti" benefit is the top pick

August 25, 2021 "The Exchange Supports WBTT" - SCENE Magazine

August 23, 2021 "Season - The Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe of Florida" - Ronald Bunn, Routes Magazine