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 14, 2022 "WBTT Raises Over $200,000 During Country-Themed 'April Fools Fête'" - Tempo News

April 13, 2022 "WBTT celebration raises over $200,000 during country-themed ‘April Fools Fête’" - Sarasota Herald-Tribune

April 12, 2022 "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe closes season with one-act plays" Tampa Bay Newswire

April 5, 2022 "Photos: WBTT’s April Fools Fete 2022" - Lori Sax, Sarasota Magazine

April 1, 2022 "Actor Ving Rhames implores WBTT audience to follow their dreams" - Spencer Fordin, Observer Group

April 1, 2022 "Best Of Local 2022 Awards" - SRQ Magazine

March 31, 2022 "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe to present 'April Fools Fete on April 4" - Tempo News

March 31, 2022 "Simply Ariel Blue: Actor, Vocalist and Writer" - Cynthia S. Howard, Tempo News

March 30, 2022 "Sarasota's Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe gains national attention for entertainment, enlightenment" [VIDEO] - Sean Daly, ABC Action News

March 30, 2022 "Award-Winning Actor Ving Rhames Visited WBTT This Week" - Allison Forsyth

March 30, 2022 "WBTT's Brian Boyd sings anthem at Orioles game" [VIDEO]

March 29, 2022 "Ving Rhames visits Sarasota to inspire young talent at WBTT" [VIDEO] - Annette Gutierrez, SNN TV

March 28, 2022 "Suncoast performer Ariel Blue celebrates becoming a recording artist" [VIDEO] - Suncoast View

March 22, 2022 "Here’s What’s Coming to Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe This Season" - Kay Kipling, Sarasota Magazine

March 22, 2022 "'Dreamgirls' and 'Guys and Dolls' on tap for WBTT in upcoming season" - Spencer Fordin, Observer Media Group