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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[NEWS] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe plans expansion" - David Conway, The Observer

[NEWS] "Westcoast Troupe plans renovations to its two-building campus" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune

[EVENTS LISTING] "ARTbeat August 12, 2016" - Rachel Denton, Arts & Cultural Alliance

[NEWS] "Behind the Scenes: A History of Racial Divide On Stage" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune

[RADIO] "The Mezz Takeover" - WSRQ
Travis Ray and Earley Dean take over "The Mezz" for a whole show

[REVIEW] "Check out the emotional and joyful production 'How I Got Over' at the Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe" - Bonnie Silvestri, Anything Arts

[REVIEW] "How I Got Over" - Marie Kilker,

[REVIEW] "Theater Review: How I Got Over: A Tribute to Mahalia Jackson," Lou Jensen, The Bradenton Times

[EVENTS LISTING] "Now Playing July 28-August 4: Theaters" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune

[REVIEW] "Theater Review: Westcoast Troupe stages rousing gospel show" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Highlight quote: "Jacobs has brought together an impressive cast of singers and dancers who give life and emotion to every song, no matter how quiet or loud."

[TV] "Suncoast View" - ABC 7
Nate co-hosts, artists from "How I Got Over" perform

[PREVIEW] "The Good News: Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe's tribute to gospel" - Nick Friedman, The Observer

[REVIEW] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe’s How I Got Over" - Kay Kipling, Sarasota Magazine

[EVENTS LISTING] "This week in the Arts: July 13-19" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune