New program geared toward theater lovers who don’t like to go to shows alone

SARASOTA, FL – For its 20th anniversary season in 2020, Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe is introducing something new: the Single Ticket Club. This program offers "the hottest ticket in town" for theater lovers who don't have anyone to attend shows with and don’t like to go alone.

Evening of entertainment to feature WBTT founders and most popular artists, RCA recording artists Next Town Down, and honors for dedicated supporters

SARASOTA, FL – On November 18, Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe is kicking off its 20th year as a renowned Sarasota arts organization in dramatic fashion, with Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now! WBTT’s 20th Anniversary Celebration. The high-energy event will offer sensational entertainment featuring WBTT founding members Apphia Campbell, Jnana Cooper, Henry Porter, II, Tsadok Porter and Teresa Stanley, plus WBTT’s most popular artists and the sizzling WBTT house band, led by Resident Music Director Jay Dodge. 

‘American Roots: The Gospel Experience’ to explore the rich tradition of black gospel music

SARASOTA, FL – Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe and Key Chorale are coming together for an exuberant collaboration with American Roots: The Gospel Experience. The arts organizations will explore the rich tradition of black gospel music in America through three performances at churches in Sarasota and Venice in October.

Students involved with Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe programs earn funds toward artistic education and training

SARASOTA, FL - Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe is proud to announce it has awarded scholarships to deserving students through its new scholarship program. Four up-and-coming artists were each presented with $1,000 scholarships for studies in a college or conservatory program in the arts or arts management for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe’s ‘Heart & Soul’ capital campaign funded through Department of State’s 2019-2020 Cultural Facilities Program

SARASOTA, FL – Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe has been awarded $500,000 in support of its Heart & Soul capital campaign. The funding came from the Department of State's 2019-2020 Cultural Facilities Program – which provides matching grants to support capital projects for cultural facilities in Florida – part of the recently signed state budget.
The Heart & Soul campaign has provided the funds to renovate the Binz Building on WBTT's Orange Avenue campus;

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe to make fourth appearance at international festival; will present five performances of 'Soul Man'

SARASOTA, FL – Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe (WBTT) has been recognized with its fourth invitation to perform during the National Black Theatre Festival, which takes place July 29 - August 3 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. WBTT will perform Soul Man, a musical revue that WBTT founder and artistic director Nate Jacobs created and adapted; the Troupe debuted this show during its 2017-

Local teens to enjoy free summer musical theater program, with professional training in acting, singing and dancing

SARASOTA, FL – For the fourth summer, actors, dancers and singers ages 13-18 are taking the stage with Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe (WBTT). From June 10 through July 14, WBTT is presenting "Stage of Discovery," an intensive summer musical theater program that is offered at no cost to participants.