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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December 31, 2020 "Foundation strategic partnership to support Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe programs" - Tempo News
https://temponews.suncoastpress.com/scp/tnw-123120/flipbook/4/

December 28, 2020 "GOOD DEEDS: Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe gets $30,000 grant" - Business Weekly, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
https://www.heraldtribune.com/story/business/2020/12/28/grant-theater-mosaic-gives-all-faiths-and-re-max-food-banks/4012491001/

December 28, 2020 "A year of ingenuity in the arts" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
https://www.heraldtribune.com/story/entertainment/2020/12/28/behind-scenes-looking-forward-return-live-arts-shows/3947409001/

December 27, 2020 "2020: A roller coaster year in the Sarasota arts scene" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
https://www.heraldtribune.com/story/entertainment/2020/12/27/look-back-years-major-arts-stories-sarasota-area/3904376001/

December 23, 2020 "Foundation Strategic Partnership to Support WBTT Programs and Events" - Scene Magazine
http://www.scenesarasota.com/magazine/foundation-strategic-partnership-to-support-wbtt-programs-and-events/

December 23, 2020 "WEDU films documentary of Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe" - Sun Publications
https://www.yoursun.com/wedu-films-documentary-of-westcoast-black-theatre-troupe/article_fcfb9e0c-4160-11eb-8ce2-c34439677988.html

December 23, 2020 "Foundation Strategic Partnership to Support Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Programs and Events" - SRQ Magazine
https://www.srqmagazine.com/srq-daily/2020-12-23/15820_Foundation-Strategic-Partnership-to-Support-Westcoast-Black-Theatre-Troupe-Programs-and-Events

December 22, 2020 "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Receives $30,000 Grant" - Megan McDonald, Sarasota Magazine
https://www.sarasotamagazine.com/arts-and-entertainment/2020/12/westcoast-black-theatre-troupe-receives-30-000-grant

December 22, 2020 [VIDEO] "1 Community 1 Team: Happy Holidays!" - 1 Community 1 / Sarasota Ford
WBTT selected to be a stop on the 1 Community 1 "Happy Holidays" tour, with delivery of gift bags and delicious treats for the staff
https://youtu.be/w9IxNkyetfc

December 21, 2020 "Foundation strategic partnership to support WBTT programs and events" - Tampa Bay Newswire
https://www.tampabaynewswire.com/2020/12/21/foundation-strategic-partnership-to-support-wbtt-programs-and-events-94009

December 18, 2020 "WEDU Spotlights the WBTT Story with Feature-length Film" - Andrew Fabian, SRQ Magazine
https://www.srqmagazine.com/srq-daily/2020-12-18/15790_WEDU+Spotlights+the+WBTT+Story+with+Feature-length+Film

December 17, 2020 "WEDU marks 20 years of Westcoast Black Theatre" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
https://www.heraldtribune.com/story/entertainment/2020/12/16/tampa-pbs-station-marks-20-years-westcoast-black-theatre-troupe/3902665001/

December 11, 2020 [TV] "WBTT is featured in a documentary on a PBS station" - Annette Gutierrez, SNN TV
https://www.snntv.com/story/43047017/wbtt-is-featured-in-a-documentary-on-a-pbs-station

December 10, 2020 "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Documentary to Premiere on WEDU" - SRQ Magazine
https://www.srqmagazine.com/srq-daily/2020-12-10/15715_Westcoast-Black-Theatre-Troupe-Documentary-to-Premiere-on-WEDU

December 7, 2020 "WBTT Documentary to Premiere on WEDU" - Scene Magazine
http://www.scenesarasota.com/magazine/wbtt-documentary-to-premiere-on-wedu/