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 RELEASE "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe celebrates Black History Month with ‘WBTT Voices – A Community Conversation: A Vision of Equality'" -

REVIEW "'Knock Me A Kiss' is another winner at the Westcoast Black Theater (sic)" -, Bonnie Silvestri
Highlight quote: "Within minutes, "Knock Me A Kiss," currently playing at the West Coast Black Theatre Company, will have you captivated."

(NEW RELEASE) "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe hosting civil rights discussion panel" - Nick Reichert, The Observer

REVIEW "Knock Me a Kiss" - Talkin' Broadway, Bill Oser
Highlight quote: "I have said it before and I will say it again, top notch performances from an entire cast always come from a fine director. Chuck Smith has lived with this play for 15 years now and knows it inside out—but nothing about his work suggests boredom."

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Creates "The Miracle Theatre" For Young Performers

Behind the Scenes: With gloved hands, music director shares his love of theater

Black Is The Color Of My Voice "TRAILER"