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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[REVIEW] "Joel P.E. King's 'Real Life' wrestles with life-and-death issues" - Marty Fugate, The Observer

[TV NEWS] "Hip Hop Opera in Sarasota" - Jessika Ward, SNN TV

[REVIEW] "Theater Review: Rhythmic and gritty ‘Real Life’ needs some trimming at Westcoast" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune

[PREVIEW] "Hip-hopera ‘Real Life’ explores urban life at Westcoast Troupe" - Susan Rife, Sarasota Herald-Tribune

[TV] "Suncoast View 5.30.2018" - ABC 7
Nate co-hosts, Joel P.E. King and artists from "Real Life" appear and perform

[EVENTS] ARTbeat 5.31.2018" - Andrea Knies, Arts & Cultural Alliance
"Real Life" is listed

[NEWS] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe presents ‘WBTT Voices’ community forum" - Don Britt,

[NEWS] "Coming Together: A community stands as one for a We Are Sarasota revival" - Phil Lederer, SRQ Magazine

[NEWS] "Westcoast troupe hires new marketing director" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune

[NEWS] "WBTT names Scott Ferguson marketing and communications director" - Bradenton Patch

[NEWS] "WBTT names Scott Ferguson marketing and communications director" - Don Britt,

[NEWS] "WBTT names Scott Ferguson marketing and communications director" - Sarasota Patch

[NEWS] "The Sarasota Scene 5/18/18" - Bobbilynn Hollifield, SCENE Magazine
"WBTT Names Scott Ferguson Marketing and Communications Director"