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October 31, 2023 "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe 2023-2024" - Michael Penn, Our Town Sarasota

October 30, 2023 "Review: ONCE ON THIS ISLAND at Westcoast Black Theater Troupe" - Shanti Kennedy, Broadway World Sarasota

October 27, 2023 "WBTT celebrates the life and career of Harry Belafonte," Suncoast View, WWSB ABC7

October 25, 2023 "WBTT Presents Harry Belafonte: King of Calypso" - Scene Magazine

October 18, 2023 "Vibrant and inspiring ‘Once On This Island’ opens new Westcoast Black Theatre season" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune

October 18, 2023 "Criticopia: 'Once On This Island' review" - Marie Kilker,

October 16, 2023 "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe’s ‘Once on This Island’ Uplifts and Enchants" - Kay Kipling, Sarasota Magazine

October 13, 2023 "Tickets on sale for WBTT's fall fundraising gala 'Groovin' on the Soul Train 2'" - Sarasota Herald-Tribune

October 11, 2023 "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe receives funding to support production staff training" - Tampa Bay Newswire

October 7, 2023 "After New York success, actress comes home to Westcoast Black Theatre" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune

October 6, 2023 "WBTT to Present Award-Nominated Play, ‘Motherless’" - SCENE Magazine

October 4, 2023 "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe takes us behind-the-scenes for the 'Once On This Island' costumes" - Holly Harper/Suncoast View, ABC7

October 3, 2023 "WBTT, The Bay to present free concert, ‘Soul & Sass’" - Tampa Bay Newswire

October 2, 2023 "The Birth of Black Theatre in Sarasota" - Andrea Martone, Sarasota Events Calendar

October 1, 2023 "2023-2024 Arts & Culture Guide" - Arts & Cultural Alliance