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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May 24, 2021 "WBTT to strengthen education program with new hire" - Tampa Bay Newswire
https://www.tampabaynewswire.com/2021/05/24/wbtt-to-strengthen-education-program-with-new-hire-98225

May 20, 2021 "Soul Sensations & Friends Support WBTT with Special Event" - Tempo News
Top story, front page!
https://temponews.suncoastpress.com/scp/tnw-052021/flipbook/0/

May 20, 20201 "Top 10 arts events for Sarasota-Manatee: May 20-26" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
"Pipeline" streaming video is included
https://www.heraldtribune.com/story/entertainment/2021/05/20/top-10-arts-events-sarasota-manatee-may-20-26/5083157001/

May 18, 2021 "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Announces 2021-22 Season" - American Theatre Magazine
https://www.americantheatre.org/2021/05/18/westcoast-black-theatre-troupe-announces-2021-22-season/

May 18, 2021 "'Light Up the Night!' series continues with 'Sistas in the Name of Soul'" - Sun Publications Go!
https://www.yoursun.com/coastal/entertainment/light-up-the-night-series-continues-with-sistas-in-the-name-of-soul/article_fe061db8-ae98-11eb-8ffd-d3351824ad36.html

May 18, 2021 "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Sets the Stage for an Inspiring Date" - Amber Brooks, DatingAdvice.com
https://www.datingadvice.com/for-men/westcoast-black-theatre-troupe-brings-culture-to-dates

May 17, 2021 "Soul Sensations & Friends Support WBTT with Special Event" - SCENE Magazine
http://www.scenesarasota.com/magazine/soul-sensations-friends-support-wbtt-with-special-event/

May 17, 2021 "Soul Sensations & Friends support WBTT with special event" - Tampa Bay Newswire
https://www.tampabaynewswire.com/2021/05/17/soul-sensations-friends-support-wbtt-with-special-event-98019

May 17, 2021 "Soul Sensations & Friends Support WBTT With Special Event, June 11-13" - Broadway World
https://www.broadwayworld.com/sarasota/article/Soul-Sensations-Friends-Support-WBTT-With-Special-Event-June-11-13-20210517

May 13, 2021 "Top 10 arts events in Sarasota-Manatee: May 13-19" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
https://www.heraldtribune.com/story/entertainment/2021/05/13/top-10-arts-events-sarasota-manatee-may-13-19/4977560001/

May 12, 2021 "WBTT Mixes Moods and Memories with Sistas in the Name of Soul" - Kay Kipling, Sarasota Magazine
https://www.sarasotamagazine.com/arts-and-entertainment/2021/05/wbtt-mixes-moods-and-memories-with-em-sistas-in-the-name-of-soul-em

May 12, 2021 "Criticopia: Sistas in the Name of Soul" - Marie Kilker, TotalTheater.com
https://totaltheater.com/?q=node/8682

May 9, 2021 "Theater Review: WBTT recalls female soul stars in lively outdoor concert" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
https://www.heraldtribune.com/story/entertainment/2021/05/09/review-westcoast-troupe-salutes-female-soul-singers-outdoor-revue/4977297001/

May 10, 2021 "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Season Preview" - Suncoast View, WWSB ABC 7
https://www.mysuncoast.com/video/2021/05/10/westcoast-black-theatre-troupe-season-preview-suncoast-view/