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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[NEWS] "Black Tie & Tales 11.17.2016" - Niki Kottmann, The Observer
Mention of Christopher Eisenberg's announcement of his Sony/ATV record contract

[NEWS] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Emerald City Ball" - Kay Kipling/Cliff Roles, Sarasota Magazine

[NEWS/PHOTOS] "Performances spice up 5th anniversary of Keeping the Dream Alive" - Niki Kottmann, The Observer

[NEWS] "Culture Collective Brings Art Experience to Younger Sarasotans" - Riley Board, Sarasota Magazine
WBTT is part of program that enables young adults to enjoy live performances at reduced membership rate

[EVENT LISTINGS] "Art listings" - Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Both 'The Wiz' and 'Black Nativity' included

[NEWS] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe starts capital campaign" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune

[NEWS] "WBTT Launches $6 Million Capital Campaign to Renovate Orange Avenue Campus" - The Local Scene, SCENE Magazine

[NEWS/PHOTO GALLERY] "Emerald City Ball dazzles with performances by cast of 'The Wiz'" - Niki Kottmann, The Observer

[PHOTO GALLERY] "2016 Emerald City Ball" - Cliff Roles (shooting for Sarasota Magazine)
Photos available for purchase and download!

[PHOTO GALLERY] "Emerald City Ball" - Gayle Guynup, Sarasota Herald-Tribune

[REVIEW] "The Wiz" - Bill Oser, Talkin' Broadway

[BIZ NEWS] "Good Deeds" - Business Weekly, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Lead item - WBTT Voices program benefiting local cancer organizations

[EVENTS LISTING] "ARTbeat 10.28.2016" - Rachel Denton, Arts & Cultural Alliance
Earley Dean's Young Artist Showcase is featured