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[EVENTS LISTING] "This Week in Sarasota, July 7" - The Observer

[REVIEW] "Masterful acting drives Westcoast’s ‘Miss Daisy’" - Marty Clear, Bradenton Herald
Highlight quote: "The acting in the WBTT production is as close to perfect as you’re likely to see on an area stage."

[NEWS] "WBTT Launches Summer Musical Intensive" - Philip Lederer, SRQ Daily

[NEWS] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Offers New Summer Musical Training" - Kay Kipling, Sarasota Magazine

[TV] Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe's New Playwrights Series, artists, on ABC 7's "Suncoast View":
Nate Jacobs, Joel Patrick King, and artists from "Real Life" are featured

[REVIEW] "A Tribute to Love: An Evening with Alyssa White" - Bill Oser, Talkin' Broadway
Highlight quote: "Alyssa White is a powerful singer, and she attempts everything and anything that captures her imagination."

[EVENTS] "Now Playing June 2-9: Theaters" - Ticket Magazine
New Playwrights Series reading, "Real Life," is listed

[NEWS] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troup [sic] to Host Summer Camp" - Amanda Lamela, Sarasota Patch

[EVENTS LISTING] "Your Top 7 Things to Do: May 19-25" - Ilene Denton, Sarasota Magazine

[EVENTS LISTING] "ArtBeat" - Rachel Denton, Arts & Cultural Alliance
Alyssa White's Young Artist Program showcase is included in "Coming Up"

[EVENTS LISTING] "Now Playing June 9-16" - Ticket Sarasota
Project1VOICE "The Colored Museum" reading is listed

[FEATURE] "Millennial Fresh: Sarasota's new sketch-comedy troupe" - Nick Friedman, The Observer

[REVIEW] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe’s Driving Miss Daisy" - Kay Kipling, Sarasota Magazine
Highlight quote: "Howard Millman has directed his cast with understanding and warmth, and he’s rewarded with three performances that should linger."

[REVIEW] "Theater Review: A pleasant ride with 'Miss Daisy' at Westcoast Black Theatre" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Highlight quote: "Even when you know what’s going to happen in each scene, the play and the performers wrap around your mind and heart and draw you into this gentle story of an unexpected friendship amid a changing society."