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] "Westcoast troupe hits the ‘Heights’" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20171006/westcoast-troupe-hits-heights

[PREVIEW] "WBTT stages ‘In the Heights,’ by ‘Hamilton’ writer Lin-Manuel Miranda" - Marty Clear, Bradenton Herald
http://www.bradenton.com/entertainment/article177488966.html

[NEWS] "Vietnam veteran’s play ‘The Remnant’ tops Curtain Call Awards" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20171006/vietnam-veterans-play-the-remnant-tops-curtain-call-awards

[NEWS] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe’s Young Artist Program opens new season" - Don Britt, don411.com
http://don411.com/westcoast-black-theatre-troupes-young-artist-program-opens-new-season/#.Wddu9flSzRY

[NEWS] "WBTT names John Secor to marketing post" - Sarasota Patch
https://patch.com/florida/sarasota/wbtt-names-john-secor-marketing-post

[NEWS] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe presents ‘WBTT Voices’ community forum" - Sarasota Patch
https://patch.com/florida/sarasota/westcoast-black-theatre-troupe-presents-wbtt-voices-community-forum-0

[NEWS] Equity News Magazine
Quote from Nate on bottom of page 15
http://www.actorsequity.org/docs/news/en__02_2017.pdf

[NEWS] "Grantee Spotlight: Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe’s Stage of Discovery Summer Camp" - Florida Dept. of State, Division of Cultural Affairs
https://culturebuildsflorida.org/2017/09/06/grantee-spotlight-westcoast-black-theatre-troupes-stage-of-discovery-summer-camp/

[NEWS] "Arts group help Conservatory after power outage delays classes" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20170913/arts-group-help-conservatory-after-power-outage-delays-classes

[NEWS] "Bank of America Charitable Foundation awards grant to WBTT" - Sarasota Patch
https://patch.com/florida/sarasota/bank-america-charitable-foundation-awards-grant-wbtt

[RADIO] "Tell Me Something Good" - Goodwill Manasota, WSRQ Radio
Goodwill Ambassador of the Year Award-winners Nate Jacobs and Sheriff Tom Knight are interviewed
http://sarasotatalkradio.com/2017/09/tell-something-good-september-17th-2017-sheriff-tom-knight-nate-jacobs/

[NEWS] "Exciting Changes for Sarasota’s Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe" - Jodi Schwarzenbach, The Sarasota Post
https://sarasotapost.com/great-reading/1576-exciting-changes-for-sarasota-s-westcoast-black-theatre-troupe