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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Suncoast View: Interview with Michael Mendez (starts around 32:45 minutes into the segment)

Good News: WBTT toy drive - Biz(941) (press release)

"Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe participates in 'Toys for Tots' toy drive" - Tampa Bay Newswire (press release)


"Due to popular demand and sold-out performances, Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe extends run of Jazz Hot Mamas" - (press release)


"Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe revives and revises Langston Hughes' 'Black Nativity'" - Sarasota Herald-Tribune (preview)


Kitty Cranor joins Westcoast Black Theatre board of directors.


Theater Review: 'Black Nativity' launches holiday season with spirit - Sarasota Herald-Tribune


"Black Nativity" (REVIEW)
- Bill Oser, Talkin' Broadway, West Coast Florida Regional Reviews


"Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe's Black Nativity" (REVIEW)
- Kay Kipling, Sarasota Magazine


Radio interview with "Knock Me A Kiss" director Chuck Smith - Steve McAllister, "Renaissance SRQ"


7 things to do this weekend on the Suncoast - WWSB ABC 7
"Black Nativity" mentioned as being in its final weekend - we were item #5.


"The Season On Stage" - Philip Lederer, SRQ Daily

"Arts highlights of the year" - Carrie Seidman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Arts writer Carrie Seidman compiled responses from the area's arts organizations about what they felt were their own highlights of the year.


"2014's most memorable moments for Arts staff and critics" - Jay Handelman et al, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Theater critic Jay Handelman leads off with WBTT's 15th Anniversary Celebration.