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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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June 18, 2023 "The Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe’s inaugural Juneteenth Festival" - WWSB ABC7

June 16, 2023 "Celebrating black culture at WBTT's Juneteenth Art Festival" - Suncoast View, WWSB ABC7

June 16, 2023 "WBTT Launches First Annual Juneteenth Arts Festival" - Phil Lederer, SRQ Magazine

June 12, 2023 "WBTT to host inaugural Juneteenth Arts Festival" - Monica Roman Gagnier, Observer Group

June 7, 2023 "WBTT to Present Juneteenth Arts Festival" - Gina Liga, SCENE Magazine

May 8, 2023 "Honoring Aretha Franklin with the 'Queen of Soul' show at the Van Wezel" - Suncoast View, ABC7

May 8, 2023 "WBTT announces second 2023 Young Artist Program showcase, featuring Raleigh Mosely II" - Tampa Bay Newswire

May 5, 2023 "Previewing WBTT's 'Big Sexy: The Fats Waller Revue'" - Suncoast View, ABC7

May 5, 2023 "A Family Affair" - Dylan Campbell, SRQ Magazine
Interview with Naarai about her background, "Grace" concert

May 3, 2023 "Review: BIG SEXY: THE FATS WALLER REVUE at Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe" - Carolan Trbovich, Broadway World Sarasota

April 27, 2023 "4/27/23 Suncoast FYI - Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe" - SNN's Suncoast FYI
Nate is interviewed about "Big Sexy" and "Grace: The Spirit of Aretha"

April 27, 2023 "Joyous ‘Big Sexy’ celebrates lively music of ‘Fats’ Waller at WBTT" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune

April 27, 2023 "Review: Big Sexy" - Marie Kilker,

April 25, 2023 "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Steps Out With the Music of Fats Waller in Big Sexy" - Kay Kipling, Sarasota Magazine

April 19, 2023 "‘BIG SEXY:’ A Killer Diller Story" - Nancy Stetson, Fort Myers Florida Weekly