Welcome to Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe’s home for on-demand streaming video! In this interview, Founder & Artistic Director Nate Jacobs talks with Maicy Powell, whose musical and dramatic talents have thrilled WBTT audiences since 2016.

Click below to enjoy the interview and two songs from Maicy, NOW WITH CAPTIONS! Click on the CC button at bottom right of video window; select English CC to turn captions on and None to turn them off.



We hope you enjoyed Nate Jacobs’ visit with Maicy Powell. Here are some highlights of her WBTT appearances in our 2018 and 2019 Stage of Discovery shows and her own 2019 Young Artist Program, The Kid is Alright. Videography by Bill Wagy Productions.


At Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, we’re proud to have played a part in developing Maicy’s incredible talents. Here’s some more information about Maicy’s WBTT performances and her education and career path:

Maicy PowellMaicy Powell was born and raised in Sarasota. She began singing in her church choir at the age of 4, under the direction of Jackie Waldon. She is a graduate of Booker High School and was active in the Visual and Performing Arts Theatre Program. She interned with WBTT for two years during high school and was involved in WBTT’s Stage of Discovery Musical Theatre Intensive Program starting in 2016, notably appearing in Broadway In Black Jr. in 2018 and returning as a guest artist with the students in A Journey to Motown in 2019.

Maicy appeared in WBTT’s Black Nativity at the Sarasota Opera House in 2018 and created and starred in her own Young Artist Program, The Kid is Alright, in 2019. She received WBTT’s Marie McKee and Robert Cole Artist Development Scholarship Award in 2019 and WBTT's Marian Moss Artist Development Scholarship in 2020.

Maicy is entering her junior year at Howard University, where she is majoring in Business Management with a minor in Jazz (Vocal). She says, "I want to use this degree to start a production company that produces films centered around the Black experience and shaped by the Black imagination. This allows me to work in an industry where I can be creative but still exercise my leadership qualities.” She is grateful to WBTT for the artistic mentorship and opportunities she has received. "This scholarship will allow me to fulfill my purpose of helping people of color uncover their own talent, just as Westcoast did for me. I crossed paths with the amazing people at this theatre for a reason. Finishing my education will allow me to carry on the legacy.”


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Stay tuned for more songs and stories from your favorite WBTT performers — plus videos of vintage WBTT performances and special events!