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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[EVENTS LISTING] "Things to Do on a Rainy Day" - Sarasota Magazine
https://www.sarasotamagazine.com/articles/2017/6/30/rainy-day-fun

[NEWS] "Two arts organization receive major grants" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20170623/two-arts-organization-receive-major-grants

[REVIEW] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Delivers Big with Broadway in Black" - Kay Kipling, Sarasota Magazine
https://www.sarasotamagazine.com/articles/2017/6/25/westcoast-black-theatre-troupe-delivers-big-with-broadway-in-black

[REVIEW] "Theater Review: Westcoast troupe stages a lively but long ‘Broadway in Black’" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20170625/theater-review-westcoast-troupe-stages-lively-but-long-broadway-in-black

[REVIEW] "Broadway in Black" steams up the summer on the Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe stage!" - Bonnie Silvestri, Anything Arts
http://anythingartssarasota.ning.com/m/blogpost?id=2257359%3ABlogPost%3A279003

[NEWS] "Sarasota singer gets heard in new boy band Next Town Down" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20170614/sarasota-singer-gets-heard-in-new-boy-band-next-town-down

[NEWS] "William G. & Marie Selby Foundation awards grant to WBTT capital campaign" - Sarasota Patch
https://patch.com/florida/sarasota/william-g-marie-selby-foundation-awards-grant-wbtt-capital-campaign

[PREVIEW] "Westcoast troupe celebrates ‘Broadway in Black’" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20170620/westcoast-troupe-celebrates-broadway-in-black

[PREVIEW] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Presents 'Broadway In Black'" - Cynthia Howard, Tempo News
http://temponews.suncoastpress.com/#folio=1

[NEWS] "This Week's Good Deeds 6.8.2017" - Cooper Levey-Baker, 941CEO
Lead item about Selby Foundation grant
https://www.941ceo.com/articles/2017/6/8/good-deeds-6-9-2017

[NEWS] "SRQ Daily June 20, 2017" - Jacob Ogles, SRQ Magazine
Blurb about NEA grant
http://www.srqmagazine.com/srq-daily/2017-06-20/6446_Westcoast-Black-Theatre-Troupe-Awarded-Grant-from-NEA

[NEWS] "The Local SCENE 6.17.2017" - Sue Engelhart, SCENE Magazine
Blurb about NEA grant
http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?m=1102237833651&ca=1fd094e0-f723-48a3-a111-7d906ec7a956

[EVENT LISTING] "Things to Do" - Jacob Ogles, SRQ Daily
http://www.srqmagazine.com/srq-daily/2017-06-21