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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October 8, 2021 "WBTT opens subscription sales for remainder of 2021-2022 season" - Scene Magazine
http://www.scenesarasota.com/magazine/wbtt-opens-subscription-sales-for-remainder-of-2021-2022-season/

October 7, 2021 "The Arts Mean Business in Sarasota" - Sponsored content authored by Gulf Coast Community Foundation for Sarasota Magazine
Julie Leach, Jim Weaver and artist Vallea E. Woodbury are quoted
https://www.sarasotamagazine.com/sponsored/2021/10/sarasota-arts-diversity-uplift-2021-22

October 6, 2021 "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe brings a preview to 'Eubie!'" - Suncoast View
Nate guest hosts, artists from "Eubie!" perform
https://www.mysuncoast.com/video/2021/10/06/westcoast-black-theatre-troupe-brings-preview-eubie-suncoast-view/

October 3, 2021 "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe is just wild about ‘Eubie!’" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
https://www.heraldtribune.com/story/entertainment/2021/10/04/westcoast-troupe-celebrates-groundbreaking-composer-eubie-blake/5875886001/

October 1, 2021 "SEASON PREVIEW" - Phil Lederer & Andy Fabian, SRQ Magazine
https://www.srqmagazine.com/articles/1560/SEASON-PREVIEW

September 28, 2021 "Gulf Coast Community Foundation invests in WBTT" - Tampa Bay Newswire
https://www.tampabaynewswire.com/2021/09/28/gulf-coast-community-foundation-invests-in-wbtt-101672

September 27, 2021 "The Lynne Show" podcast featuring Jim Weaver - Lynne Bernfield
https://thelynneshow.com/Audio/Podcasts/show_637_9_27_21_Jim_Weaver_Eubie.mp3

September 26, 2021 "Venues Implement #SafeArtsSarasota Protocols" - Jacob Ogles, SRQ Magazine Daily
https://www.srqmagazine.com/srq-daily/2021-09-27/18036_Venues-Implement-SafeArtsSarasota-Protocols

September 16, 2021 "Tickets Now On Sale For WBTT's Fall Gala: 'A Night At The Savoy'" - Broadway World Sarasota
https://www.broadwayworld.com/sarasota/article/Tickets-Now-On-Sale-For-WBTTs-Fall-Gala-A-Night-At-The-Savoy-20210916

September 13, 2021 "Sarasota arts organizations roll out new COVID-19 rules" - Andrea Martone, Observer Group 
https://www.yourobserver.com/article/sarasota-arts-organizations-roll-out-new-covid-19-rules

September 13, 2021 "Going to a show in Sarasota? You will have to be tested or vaccinated and wear a mask" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune 
https://www.heraldtribune.com/story/entertainment/2021/09/13/covid-testing-and-masks-sarasota-arts-groups-require-them-fall/8297949002/

September 8, 2021 "WBTT's 'Help for Haiti' benefit raises over $12,800" - Sarasota Herald-Tribune
https://www.heraldtribune.com/story/news/2021/09/08/wbtts-help-haiti-benefit-raises-over-12-800/5717707001/

September 8, 2021 "Sarasota County gives arts groups funding boost in tourist tax grants" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
WBTT receives $77,067 in Sarasota County tax grants funding
https://www.heraldtribune.com/story/entertainment/2021/09/08/sarasota-county-tourist-tax-grants-funding-boost-nonprofit-arts-groups/5700645001/

September 2, 2021 "Tickets now on sale for WBTT's 'Eubie!'" - Tempo News
https://temponews.suncoastpress.com/scp/tnw-090221/flipbook/4/