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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October 12, 2022 "Review: Guys and Dolls" - Marie Kilker,

October 10, 2022 "WBTT’s ‘Guys and Dolls’ Mostly Sticks to the Script" - Kay Kipling, Sarasota Magazine

October 10, 2022 "Review: Comedy and voices lift uneven ‘Guys and Dolls’ at Westcoast Black Theatre" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune

October 4, 2022 "Westcoast Black Theatre puts a twist into classic musical ‘Guys & Dolls’" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune

September 29, 2022 "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe opens season with 'Guys and Dolls'" - Charlotte Florida Weekly

September 26, 2022 "GOOD DEEDS: Foundation gives $35,000 to Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe" - Sarasota Herald-Tribune

September 20, 2022 "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe opens season with ‘Guys and Dolls’" - Tampa Bay Newswire

September 12, 2022 "Community Foundation Of Sarasota County Cements Strategic Partnership With Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe" - Broadway World Sarasota

September 1, 2022 "WBTT hires Beth Graves as new marketing and communications director" - Tampa Bay Newswire

August 25, 2022 "Key Chorale collaborates with varied musical partners in new season" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune

August 23, 2022 "Local Black-led nonprofit organizations join national Give 8/28 philanthropy event" - Sarasota Herald-Tribune

August 18, 2022 "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe shows off on the national stage" - Suncoast View, WWSB ABC7

August 18, 2022 "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe awards 8 artist scholarships" - Sarasota Herald-Tribune

August 4, 2022 "Coming to a STAGE NEAR YOU" - Naples Florida Weekly
Several of WBTT's 2022-2023 productions are highlighted

July 29, 2022 "Gulf Coast Community Foundation Awards $40,000 Arts Appreciation Grant" - Scene Magazine