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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February 14, 2022 "WBTT to present staged reading of ‘Skeleton Crew’" - Tampa Bay Newswire

February 10, 2022 "A WBTT celebration on The Bay with free performance of 'Jazzlinks'" - Sarasota Herald-Tribune

February 9, 2022 "Arts groups confront the toll COVID has taken on their operations" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune

February 8, 2022 "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe presents free performance of ‘Jazzlinks’" - Sun GO! Things to Do This Week, Sun Publications

February 8, 2022 "Westcoast Black Theatre and Modern Marimba present 'A Place For You'" - Suncoast View, ABC7 [VIDEO]

February 7, 2022 "WBTT teases musical 'Ruby' after extended delay" - Spencer Fordin, Observer Group

February 3, 2022 "WBTT Will Present Free Performance Of JAZZLINKS At The Bay Park This Month" - Broadway World Sarasota

January 31, 2022 "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe approved by NEA for American Rescue Plan grant" - Sarasota Herald-Tribune

January 31, 2022 "WBTT approved for $50k from Biden's American Rescue Plan" - SNN TV [VIDEO]

January 28, 2022 "Entertainment execs chat in front of Newsies panel" - Spencer Fordin, Observer Group

January 28, 2022 "WBTT, Modern Marimba partner for 'A Place For You'" - Venice Gondolier

January 25, 2022 "How Theatres Are Facing the Omicron Wave" - Amelia Merrill, American Theatre magazine

January 24, 2022 "'Jazzlinks' teaches African American history through music" - Suncoast View [VIDEO]
Jim Weaver is interviewed, the artists perform a song from Jazzlinks

January 21, 2022 "Westcoast Black Theatre cancels world premiere musical due to positive COVID-19 tests" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune