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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April 12, 2022 "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe closes season with one-act plays" Tampa Bay Newswire
https://www.tampabaynewswire.com/2022/04/12/westcoast-black-theatre-troupe-closes-season-with-one-act-plays-107476

April 5, 2022 "Photos: WBTT’s April Fools Fete 2022" - Lori Sax, Sarasota Magazine
https://www.sarasotamagazine.com/arts-and-entertainment/2022/04/wbbt-april-fools-fete-2022

April 1, 2022 "Actor Ving Rhames implores WBTT audience to follow their dreams" - Spencer Fordin, Observer Group
https://www.yourobserver.com/article/actor-ving-rhames-implores-wbtt-audience-to-follow-their-dreams

April 1, 2022 "Best Of Local 2022 Awards" - SRQ Magazine
https://bit.ly/3K0fwqD

March 31, 2022 "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe to present 'April Fools Fete on April 4" - Tempo News
https://temponews.suncoastpress.com/scp/tnw-033022/flipbook/0/

March 31, 2022 "Simply Ariel Blue: Actor, Vocalist and Writer" - Cynthia S. Howard, Tempo News
https://temponews.suncoastpress.com/scp/tnw-033022/flipbook/8/

March 30, 2022 "Sarasota's Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe gains national attention for entertainment, enlightenment" [VIDEO] - Sean Daly, ABC Action News
https://www.abcactionnews.com/news/region-sarasota-manatee/sarasotas-westcoast-black-theatre-troupe-gains-national-attention-for-entertainment-enlightenment

March 30, 2022 "Award-Winning Actor Ving Rhames Visited WBTT This Week" - Allison Forsyth
https://www.sarasotamagazine.com/arts-and-entertainment/2022/03/ving-rhames-wbtt-sarasota

March 30, 2022 "WBTT's Brian Boyd sings anthem at Orioles game" [VIDEO]
https://vimeo.com/694176223

March 29, 2022 "Ving Rhames visits Sarasota to inspire young talent at WBTT" [VIDEO] - Annette Gutierrez, SNN TV
https://www.snntv.com/story/46181949/ving-rhames-visits-sarasota-to-inspire-young-talent-at-wbtt

March 28, 2022 "Suncoast performer Ariel Blue celebrates becoming a recording artist" [VIDEO] - Suncoast View
https://www.mysuncoast.com/video/2022/03/28/suncoast-performer-ariel-blue-celebrates-becoming-recording-artist-suncoast-view/

March 22, 2022 "Here’s What’s Coming to Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe This Season" - Kay Kipling, Sarasota Magazine
https://www.sarasotamagazine.com/arts-and-entertainment/2022/03/westcoast-black-theatre-troupe-2022-23-season

March 22, 2022 "'Dreamgirls' and 'Guys and Dolls' on tap for WBTT in upcoming season" - Spencer Fordin, Observer Media Group
https://www.yourobserver.com/article/dreamgirls-and-guys-and-dolls-on-tap-for-wbtt-in-upcoming-season

March 19, 2022 "WBTT's production of 'Broadway in Black' sparkles" - Kim Cool, Venice Gondolier Sun
https://www.yoursun.com/venice/news/wbtts-production-of-broadway-in-black-sparkles/article_d96fb760-a5f1-11ec-b4b3-3300fdf730da.html

March 19, 2022 "Nate Jacobs is interviewed on WLSS" [AUDIO FILE] - Chuck Englund, WLSS The Answer
https://audioacrobat.com/play/WSmYdZ2L