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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[NEWS] "Scene & Heard 12.13.2018" - Niki Kottmann, Observer Group
Sheldon Rhoden is featured

[EVENTS] "Your Top 5 Things to Do: Dec. 13-19
"Black Nativity" is included

[REVIEW] "Rousing ‘Marvin Gaye’ delivers hits at Westcoast Troupe" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune

[REVIEW] "Marvin Gaye: Prince of Soul" - Marie Kilker,

[REVIEW] "MARVIN GAYE: PRINCE OF SOUL at Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe" - Carolan Trbovich, Broadway World

[PREVIEW] "Westcoast Troupe revives ‘Black Nativity’" - Sarasota Herald-Tribune

[PREVIEW] "Westcoast Troupe revisits the life and music of Marvin Gaye" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune

[NEWS] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe presents '70s Soul Party" - Sarasota Patch


[EVENTS] "ARTbeat 12.6.2018" - Andrea Knies, Arts & Cultural Alliance
Black Nativity is included

[EVENTS] "December 2018 Onstage" - American Theatre

[NEWS] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe to present ’70s Soul Party at Ed Smith Stadium" - Don Britt,

[NEWS] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe presents tribute to Marvin Gaye" - Don Britt,

[NEWS] "Good Deeds" - Business Weekly
Announcement of Gulf Coast Community Foundation's Arts Appreciation grant to WBTT