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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[TV] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Presents 'Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'" - Suncoast View, WWSB ABC7

[REVIEW] "Let A.K. Murtadha and Emerald Rose Sullivan Deliver You to 'The Mountaintop'" - Bonnie Silvestri, AnythingArts

[EVENTS] "Martin Luther King Day activities" - Sarasota Herald-Tribune
First two events listed are "The Mountaintop" and "Celebrating the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr."

[PREVIEW] "Martin Luther King’s last night dramatized in ‘The Mountaintop’" - Charlotte Florida Weekly

[PREVIEW] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe brings audiences to ‘The Mountaintop’" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune

[NEWS] "Michael Mendez’s Star Continues to Rise at Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe" - Kay Kipling, Sarasota Magazine

[NEWS] "2017 was a busy year on the arts beat" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune

[NEWS] "WBTT presents tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr." - Sarasota Patch

[NEWS] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe presents 'The Mountaintop'" - Sarasota Patch

[EVENTS] "Now playing: Arts listings for the week of Dec. 28" - Ticket Magazine

[NEWS] "Embracing Our Differences Recognized by Division of Cultural Affairs" - SRQ Daily
Announcing grant also received by WBTT

[NEWS] "Texas audiences find groove with Westcoast troupe’s ‘Motown Christmas’" - Thomas Becnel, Sarasota Herald-Tribune