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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[REVIEW] "WBTT Brings to Light James Baldwin’s Seldom-Seen The Amen Corner" - Kay Kipling, Sarasota Magazine
https://www.sarasotamagazine.com/articles/2019/1/27/wbtt-brings-to-light-james-baldwin-s-seldom-seen-em-the-amen-corner-em

[REVIEW] "Justice wrestles with mercy in WBTT production of 'The Amen Corner' - Marty Fugate, The Observer
https://www.yourobserver.com/article/wbtt-james-baldwin-amen-corner-westcoast-black-theatre-troupe-review

[REVIEW] "Regional Review: The Amen Corner" - Bill Oser, Talkin' Broadway
https://www.talkinbroadway.com/page/regional/wfla/wfla425.html

[REVIEW] "The Amen Corner" - Marie Kilker, TotalTheater.com
http://www.totaltheater.com/?q=node/8198

[NEWS] "WBTT’s ’70s Soul Party at Ed Smith Stadium" - Ticket Magazine
https://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20190124/wbtts-70s-soul-party-at-ed-smith-stadium

[NEWS] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe honors MLK in moving tribute" - Hallie Peilet, SNN
https://www.snntv.com/story/39827686/westcoast-black-theatre-troupe-honors-mlk-in-moving-tribute

[PHOTOS] "Martin Luther King Jr. Day performance sells out at Booker High" - Amelia Hanks, Observer Group
https://www.yourobserver.com/photo-gallery/martin-luther-king-jr-day-westcoast-black-theatre-booker-high-school</p

[TV] "Nate Jacobs Previews Westcoast Black Theatre's MLK Jr. Celebration" - Suncoast View, ABC 7
Nate co-hosts; Sammy Waite and Maicy Powell perform
http://www.mysuncoast.com/video/2019/01/21/nate-jacobs-previews-west-coast-black-theatre-mlk-jr-celebration-suncoast-view/

[NEWS] "From Humble Beginnings to Sarasota Staple: The Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe" - Jessika Ward, Visit Sarasota
https://www.visitsarasota.com/article/humble-beginnings-sarasota-staple-westcoast-black-theatre-troupe

[NEWS] "Sarasota high school student writes 'The Kid is Alright'" - Amelia Hanks, Observer Group
https://www.yourobserver.com/article/sarasota-high-school-student-writes-the-kid-is-alright

[PREVIEW]"'Amen Corner' brings James Baldwin back to Sarasota" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
https://www.heraldtribune.com/entertainmentlife/20190119/amen-corner-brings-james-baldwin-back-to-sarasota

[NEWS] "Four community leaders honored at Women in Power" - Gayle Guynup, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
https://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20190117/four-community-leaders-honored-at-women-in-power

[PHOTOS] "National Council of Jewish Women honors four leading ladies" - Kayleigh Omang, Observer Group
https://www.yourobserver.com/photo-gallery/national-council-of-jewish-women-in-power-luncheon-2019#photo-20