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.

If you are a member of the media seeking materials from our press kit, or if you have a photo and/or an interview request, please contact our PR department at (941) 366-1505, ext. 805 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

[NEWS] "Theater Coup - Westcoast troupe lifts the curtain on exciting plans for expansion" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune

[NEWS] "Expanding Opportunities at Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe" - Samantha Sonner, SNN TV

[NEWS] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe breaks ground on improvements" - Anna Brugmann, The Observer

[FEATURE] "Live Up with Julie Leach and Nate Jacobs" - Risdon on 5th

[NEWS] "Sarasota Opera lands an NEA grant for world premiere youth opera" - Marty Clear, Bradenton Herald
NEA grant for "The Mountaintop" mentioned

[FEATURE] "Paving the Way: WBTT show celebrates black Broadway stars" - Niki Kottmann, The Observer

[TV] "Stage of Discovery on Suncoast View" - Suncoast View, WWSB ABC 7

[REVIEW] "Regional Reviews: Florida - West Coast "Broadway in Black" - William Oser, Talkin' Broadway

[REVIEW] "BWW Review: BROADWAY IN BLACK at Westcoast Black Theatre" - Carolan Trbovich, Broadway World

[REVIEW] "Broadway in Black" - Marie Kilker, Total

[NEWS] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe awarded grant from NEA" - Sarasota Patch

[EVENTS LISTING] "Things to Do on a Rainy Day" - Sarasota Magazine

[NEWS] "Two arts organization receive major grants" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune

[REVIEW] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Delivers Big with Broadway in Black" - Kay Kipling, Sarasota Magazine

[REVIEW] "Theater Review: Westcoast troupe stages a lively but long ‘Broadway in Black’" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune