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 7, 2020 "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Documentary To Premiere On WEDU December 17" - Broadway World Sarasota
https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwclassical/article/Westcoast-Black-Theatre-Troupe-Documentary-To-Premiere-On-WEDU-December-17-20201207

December 6, 2020 "Players Centre moves outdoors to launch new season" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
https://www.heraldtribune.com/story/entertainment/2020/12/06/players-centre-producing-outdoor-shows-bazaar-apricot-lime/3786343001/

December 5, 2020 "FST plans to reopen theaters in March" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
https://www.heraldtribune.com/story/entertainment/2020/12/05/florida-studio-theatre-begin-reopen-march-musicals/3813894001/

December 1, 2020 "Ways to Give the Gift of Sarasota" - Jessi Smith, Visit Sarasota
https://www.visitsarasota.com/article/ways-give-gift-sarasota

December 1, 2020 "WBTT Moves Towards Season" - Nicole , Style Magazine
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https://sarasotaheraldtribune-fl.newsmemory.com/?special=Style

December 1, 2020 "Contemporary Gulf Coast" - Laura Beausire, Hemispheres (United Airlines' monthly in-flight magazine)
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https://hemispheres.ink-live.com/html5/reader/production/default.aspx?pubname=&edid=af57cc35-2a7a-447e-ae44-a2f5953eb2f0

November 28, 2020 "Handy Awards salute a shortened Sarasota theater season" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
WBTT is recognized for 'Caroline, or Change'
https://www.heraldtribune.com/story/entertainment/2020/11/28/handy-awards-look-back-shortened-sarasota-area-theater-season/6354896002/

November 19, 2020 "Performing arts groups take their shows outside" - David Conway, Observer Group
https://www.yourobserver.com/article/sarasota-performing-arts-outdoor-shows-covid-19

November 18, 2020 "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Cancels 'Soul in the Garden' Fall Gala" - SRQ Daily
https://www.srqmagazine.com/srq-daily/2020-11-18/15557_Westcoast-Black-Theatre-Troupe-Cancels-Soul-in-the-Garden-Fall-Gala

November 17, 2020 "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe cancels 'Soul in the Garden' fall gala" - Broadway World
https://www.broadwayworld.com/sarasota/article/Westcoast-Black-Theatre-Troupe-Cancels-Soul-In-The-Garden-Fall-Gala-20201116

November 15, 2020 "CENSUS 2020: Great possibilities when communities work together" - Hannah Saeger Karnei, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
https://www.heraldtribune.com/story/opinion/columns/guest/2020/11/15/census-2020-great-possibilities-when-communities-work-together/3761167001/

November 4, 2020 "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Temporarily Halts Performances of LIGHT UP THE NIGHT Due to the Pandemic" -Broadway World Sarasota
https://www.heraldtribune.com/story/entertainment/2020/11/04/four-people-involved-wbtts-outdoor-concert-test-positive-covid-19/6159891002/?

November 4, 2020 "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe cancels Sarasota shows over COVID-19 cases" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
https://www.heraldtribune.com/story/entertainment/2020/11/04/four-people-involved-wbtts-outdoor-concert-test-positive-covid-19/6159891002/?

November 4, 2020 "WBTT Temporarily Halts Performances of ‘Light Up the Night’" Scene Magazine
http://www.scenesarasota.com/magazine/wbtt-temporarily-halts-performances-of-light-up-the-night/