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] "WBTT Launches ‘Single Ticket Club’" - SCENE Magazine
http://www.scenesarasota.com/magazine/wbtt-launches-single-ticket-club/

[NEWS] "WBTT, Key Chorale Partner on Trio of Gospel Performances" - Sarasota Patch
https://patch.com/florida/sarasota/wbtt-key-chorale-partner-trio-gospel-performances

[NEWS] "WBTT to Kick Off 20th Season with Van Wezel Extravaganza" - The Bradenton Times
https://thebradentontimes.com/wbtt-to-kick-off-20th-season-with-van-wezel-extravaganza-p21219-133.htm

[NEWS] "WBTT to present high-energy 20th Anniversary Celebration" - Sarasota Patch
https://patch.com/florida/sarasota/wbtt-present-high-energy-20th-anniversary-celebration

[NEWS] "WBTT to present high-energy 20th Anniversary Celebration" - Tampa Bay Newswire
https://www.tampabaynewswire.com/2019/09/18/wbtt-to-present-high-energy-20th-anniversary-celebration-80378

[NEWS] "New musical looks at the jazz woman behind star Louis Armstrong" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
https://www.heraldtribune.com/entertainmentlife/20190922/new-musical-looks-at-jazz-woman-behind-star-louis-armstrong

[NEWS] "History comes to dramatic and musical life at National Black Theatre Festival" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
https://www.heraldtribune.com/entertainmentlife/20190809/history-comes-to-dramatic-and-musical-life-at-national-black-theatre-festival

[NEWS] "TRAVEL: WINSTON-SALEM, A BLACK HAVEN FOR ARTS, CULTURE, AND THEATER" - Gwendolyn Quinn, Eurweb.com
https://eurweb.com/2019/08/18/travel-winston-salem-a-black-haven-for-arts-culture-and-theater/ 

Andrea's Number Five: The Binz Warehouse, Andrea Knies, Compass Rose History Experiences
A look at historical buildings that are still in use - this blog post features Binz Building 
https://www.compassrosehistory.com/2019/08/13/andreas-number-five-the-binz-warehouse/?fbclid=IwAR1YsTks3A8BL_DqWeWdLD5VZAm93AqR3ZNcyDgo97QGwMo597xjGu70trA

[PHOTOS] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe sends of 'Soul Man' tour with soiree" - Harry Sayer, Observer Group
https://www.yourobserver.com/photo-gallery/westcoast-black-theatre-troupe-soul-man-soiree-2019#photo-10

[NEWS] "Scene & Heard 08.14.2019" - Niki Kottmann, Observer Group
WBTT's scholarships lead off the arts news column
https://www.yourobserver.com/article/scene-and-heard-08-14-19

[EVENTS] "Your Top 7 Things to Do July 25, 2019" - Ilene Denton, Sarasota Magazine
Soul Man Send-Off Soiree is the lead item
https://www.sarasotamagazine.com/articles/2019/7/25/your-top-7-things-to-do-july-25-31

[NEWS] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Awards Scholarships to Young Artists" - Megan McDonald, Sarasota Magazine
https://www.sarasotamagazine.com/articles/2019/8/13/westcoast-black-theatre-troupe-awards-scholarships-to-young-artists

[NEWS] "WBTT Awards Scholarships to Young Artists" - SCENE Magazine
http://www.scenesarasota.com/magazine/wbtt-awards-scholarships-to-young-artists/