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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May 6, 2021 "WBTT's 'Light Up the Night!' Series Continues with 'Sistas in the Name of Soul'" - Tempo News
Front page coverage!
https://temponews.suncoastpress.com/scp/tnw-050621/flipbook/0/

May 5, 2021 "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Announces 2021-2022 Season" - SCENE Magazine
http://www.scenesarasota.com/magazine/westcoast-black-theatre-troupe-announces-2021-2022-season/

May 5, 2021 "Arts events for Sarasota-Manatee: May 6-12" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
https://www.heraldtribune.com/story/entertainment/2021/05/06/theater-music-dance-visual-art-and-more-sarasota-manatee-may-6-12/7355228002/

May 4, 2021 "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Announces 2021-2022 Season" - Broadway World
https://www.broadwayworld.com/sarasota/article/Westcoast-Black-Theatre-Troupe-Announces-2021-2022-Season-20210504

May 4, 2021 "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe announces 2021-2022 season" - Tampa Bay Newswire
https://www.tampabaynewswire.com/2021/05/04/westcoast-black-theatre-troupe-announces-2021-2022-season-97717

May 4, 2021 "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe's 'Light Up the Night!' Series Continues with 'Sistas in the Name of Soul'" - SRQ Daily
https://www.srqmagazine.com/srq-daily/2021-05-04/16962_Westcoast-Black-Theatre-Troupe-Light-Up-the-Night-Series-Continues-with-Sistas-in-the-Name-of-Soul

May 2, 2021 "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe moving toward normal for new season" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
https://www.heraldtribune.com/story/entertainment/2021/05/02/sarasotas-westcoast-black-theatre-announces-new-season/7381960002/

May 2, 2021 "WBTT’s ‘Light Up the Night!’ series continues with ‘Sistas in the Name of Soul’" - Tampa Bay Newswire
https://www.tampabaynewswire.com/2021/05/02/wbtts-light-up-the-night-series-continues-with-sistas-in-the-name-of-soul-97634

April 29, 2021 "Arts events for Sarasota-Manatee: April 29-May 5" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
"Pipeline" is included
https://www.heraldtribune.com/story/entertainment/2021/04/29/top-arts-events-sarasota-manatee-area-april-29-may-5/7335145002/

April 29, 2021 "WBTT's April Fools Fete raises fun, funds for arts organization" - Tempo News
https://temponews.suncoastpress.com/scp/tnw-042921/flipbook/4/

April 28, 2021 "Pipeline review" - Marie Kilker, TotalTheater.com
https://totaltheater.com/?q=node/8679

April 27, 2021 "WBTT Announces Its ‘And Still We Rise’ New Season" - Kay Kipling, Sarasota Magazine
https://www.sarasotamagazine.com/arts-and-entertainment/2021/04/wbtt-announces-its-and-still-we-rise-new-season

April 27, 2021 "‘Pipeline’ at Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe is a masterpiece of stage-to-film" - Malcolm Lewis Barnes, DC Metro
https://dcmetrotheaterarts.com/2021/04/26/pipeline-at-westcoast-black-theatre-troupe-is-a-masterpiece-of-stage-to-film/

April 27, 2021 "WBTT Voices program returns with virtual offering" - Tampa Bay Newswire
https://www.tampabaynewswire.com/2021/04/26/wbtt-voices-program-returns-with-virtual-offering-97476