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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[PREVIEW] "WBTT takes a fresh look at the girl groups of the 1960s" - Marty Clear, Bradenton Herald

[NEWS] "Young WBTT Dancer Named YoungArts Finalist" - Kay Kipling, Sarasota Magazine

[NEWS] "WBTT dancer named a National YoungArts Finalist" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune

[PREVIEW] "Family spars over heirloom in Wilson's 'Piano Lesson' at Westcoast" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune

[NEWS] "Arts organizations celebrate proudest achievements of 2016" - Carrie Seidman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune

[EVENTS] "Arts: Opening This Week" - Sarasota Herald-Tribune
"The Piano Lesson" is the lead item

[NEWS] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe showcases Victoria Byrd" - Marty Clear, Bradenton Herald

[NEWS] "Top Story - August: Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe plans expansion" - David Conway, The Observer

[NEWS] "A look at area performing arts in 2016. It wasn't such a bad year after all" - Marty Clear, Bradenton Herald

[NEWS] "Role Call: People to Watch" - American Theatre
WBTT founding member Apphia Campbell is featured

[PREVIEW] "'Black Nativity' unites" - Marty Fugate, The Observer'black-nativity'-unites

[PREVIEW] "Westcoast Troupe puts holiday spirit into 'Black Nativity'" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune

[PREVEW] "WBTT reprises Langston Hughes’ thoughtful ‘Black Nativity’" - Marty Clear, Bradenton Herald

[REVIEW] "Black Nativity" - Bill Oser, Talkin' Broadway