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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[EVENTS] "Coronavirus Florida: 24 (or more) ways to get your Sarasota-Manatee arts fix online April 16-22" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
https://www.heraldtribune.com/entertainment/20200416/coronavirus-florida-24-or-more-ways-to-get-your-sarasota-manatee-arts-fix-online-april-16-22

[NEWS] "NEA speeding up funds to arts and culture groups" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
https://www.heraldtribune.com/entertainment/20200415/nea-speeding-up-funds-to-arts-and-culture-groups

[TV] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe goes live, online due to the coronavirus pandemic" - Annette Gutierrez, SNN
https://www.snntv.com/story/41988647/westcoast-black-theatre-troupe-goes-live-online

[NEWS] "Coronavirus Florida: 17 ways to get your Sarasota-Manatee arts fix online April 9-15" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
https://www.heraldtribune.com/entertainment/20200409/coronavirus-florida-17-ways-to-get-your-sarasota-manatee-arts-fix-online-april-9-15

[NEWS] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Launches WBTT LIVE!" - Broadway World Sarasota
https://www.broadwayworld.com/sarasota/article/Westcoast-Black-Theatre-Troupe-Launches-WBTT-LIVE-20200407

[NEWS] "For WBTT, the Show Must Go On(line)" - SRQ Daily
https://www.srqmagazine.com/srq-daily/2020-04-08/13186_For-WBTT--the-Show-Must-Go-Online

[NEWS] "For WBTT, the show must go on(line)" - Tampa Bay Newswire
https://www.tampabaynewswire.com/2020/04/07/for-wbtt-the-show-must-go-online-85363

[NEWS] "For WBTT, the show must go on(line)" - Sarasota Patch
https://patch.com/florida/sarasota/wbtt-show-must-go-line

[NEWS] "Performing arts in the dark for the unforeseeable future" - Klint Lowry, Observer Group
https://www.yourobserver.com/article/performing-arts-in-the-dark-for-the-unforeseeable-future

[NEWS] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Cancels Remainder of 2019-2020 Season" - SRQ Daily
https://www.srqmagazine.com/srq-daily/2020-03-27/13046_Westcoast-Black-Theatre-Troupe-Cancels-Remainder-of-2019-2020-Season

[NEWS] "WBTT Cancels Remainder of Current Show Run" - Tempo News
https://temponews.suncoastpress.com/scp/tnw-032620/flipbook/0/

[NEWS] "Virtual Inspire Sarasota Family Festival" - Andrea Knies, Arts & Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County
https://mailchi.mp/sarasotaarts/artbeat-this-week-in-sarasota-arts-and-culture-2719370?e=6ed0cdc029