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] "Theater Review: Westcoast Troupe stages rousing gospel show" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Highlight quote: "Jacobs has brought together an impressive cast of singers and dancers who give life and emotion to every song, no matter how quiet or loud."

[TV] "Suncoast View" - ABC 7
Nate co-hosts, artists from "How I Got Over" perform

[PREVIEW] "The Good News: Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe's tribute to gospel" - Nick Friedman, The Observer

[REVIEW] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe’s How I Got Over" - Kay Kipling, Sarasota Magazine

[EVENTS LISTING] "This week in the Arts: July 13-19" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune

[EVENTS LISTING] "Now Playing July 14-21: Theaters" - Ticket Magazine

[TV] "Tell Me Something Good" - Goodwill Manasota TV show
Nate was a guest on the show

[PREVIEW] "The soul of gospel: WBTT salutes Mahalia Jackson" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune

[PREVIEW] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe presents 'Tribute to Mahalia Jackson' in Sarasota" - Marty Clear, Bradenton Herald

[EVENTS LISTING] "What to Do, Where to Go" - Florida Weekly
"Mahalia" and the BBQ dinner/talkback event was featured - see sidebar

[EVENTS LISTING] "This Week in Sarasota, July 7" - The Observer

[REVIEW] "Masterful acting drives Westcoast’s ‘Miss Daisy’" - Marty Clear, Bradenton Herald
Highlight quote: "The acting in the WBTT production is as close to perfect as you’re likely to see on an area stage."

[NEWS] "WBTT Launches Summer Musical Intensive" - Philip Lederer, SRQ Daily