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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[PREVIEW] "Carolyn Michel goes for a ride as 'Miss Daisy'" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune

[PREVIEW] "'Driving Miss Daisy' opens in Sarasota" - Marty Clear, Bradenton Herald

[RADIO INTERVIEW] Carolyn Michel with interviewer Brian Hersh, WSRQ's The Mezz

[RELEASE] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe presents ‘Driving Miss Daisy’" - Tampa Bay Newswire

[LISTINGS] "This Week in Sarasota: Thursday, April 14" - The Observer

"Westcoast Troupe diversifies for 17th season" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune

[TV APPEARANCE] Nate Jacobs, Cecil Washington Jr. - ABC 7, Suncoast View

[REVIEW] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe’s The Sam Cooke Story" - Kay Kipling, Sarasota Magazine

[REVIEW] "The Sam Cooke Story" - Undine Shorey, The Bradenton Times

[REVIEW] "The Sam Cooke Story" - Marie Kilker,

[PODCAST] Interview with Julie Leach, Nancy Roucher - The Mezz, Brian Hersh
Discussion on Jazzlinks program

[RADIO INTERVIEW] "Interview with Cecil Washington Jr." - The Lynne Show, Lynne Bernfield
Show airs on "The Radio Ear Network" on March 22 (today) at 2pm:

[EVENT PHOTOS] "Unity Awards 2016" - Lori Sax, Sarasota Magazine
Photos of WBTT supporters, professional team and performers in slide show