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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November 22, 2021 "The Best Holiday Events in Sarasota-Manatee" - Allison Forsyth, Sarasota Magazine
'Joyful! Joyful!' is included

November 19, 2021 "WBTT presents this season's holiday show, 'Joyful! Joyful!'" - Sarasota Patch

November 18, 2021 "MASTER CLASS: WBTT announces collaboration with Semkhor and FOUNDERS+ - Tempo News

November 17, 2021 "CreArte Latino stirs passions in new Sarasota-Manatee audiences" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Nate/WBTT named as inspiration for what CreArte Latino is trying to do

November 8, 2021 "BUSINESS PEOPLE: Associate director at theater trains at board institute" - Business Weekly
Travis Ray's selection for the Gulf Coast Board Institute leads off the column

November 7, 2021 "Sarasota actress Syreeta Banks calls on faith and talent to get through pandemic" - T. Michele Walker, Sarasota Herald-Tribune

November 4, 2021 "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Voices program to pay tribute to Black golfer" - Tempo News

November 2, 2021 "‘Stunning’ performance at Westcoast" - Letter to the Editor (Ivan Pressman), Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Effusive words of praise for "Eubie!"

November 1, 2021 "WBTT Voices Community Forum to Pay Tribute to Groundbreaking Black Golfer Ann Gregory" - Broadway World Sarasota

October 28, 2021 "WBTT Opens Subscription Sales for Remainder of 2021-2022 Season" - Tempo News
Lead story, front page

October 28, 2021 "WBTT Announces Collaboration With Semkhor And FOUNDERS+" - Broadway World Sarasota

[VLOG] October 27, 2021 "9 TOP Things to do in Sarasota, Florida" - Where in the World is cL, Christine Lozada
Travel vlogger visits Sarasota, enjoys a performance of "Eubie!"

October 27, 2021 "Golden Globe winners Dylan McDermott, Ving Rhames to lead Sarasota acting master classes" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune

October 24, 2021 "Sarasota, Florida Has Marvels of Mid-century Modern Design — Here's What to See" - Bob Morris, Travel + Leisure
WBTT is highlighted in the travel feature about the amenities and architecture of Sarasota

October 22, 2021 "Westcoast Black Theater Troupe Announces Collaboration with Semkhor and FOUNDERS+" - Broadway World Sarasota