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 27, 2021 "Golden Globe winners Dylan McDermott, Ving Rhames to lead Sarasota acting master classes" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
https://www.heraldtribune.com/story/entertainment/2021/10/27/sarasota-theater-host-golden-globe-winners-dylan-mcdermott-ving-rhames-master-classes/8555337002/

October 24, 2021 "Sarasota, Florida Has Marvels of Mid-century Modern Design — Here's What to See" - Bob Morris, Travel + Leisure
WBTT is highlighted in the travel feature about the amenities and architecture of Sarasota
https://www.travelandleisure.com/culture-design/architecture-design/sarasota-midcentury-modern-architecture-tour

October 22, 2021 "Westcoast Black Theater Troupe Announces Collaboration with Semkhor and FOUNDERS+" - Broadway World Sarasota
https://www.broadwayworld.com/sarasota/article/Westcoast-Black-Theater-Troupe-Announces-Collaboration-with-Semkhor-and-FOUNDERS-20211022

October 21, 2021 "Sarasota arts venues juggle safety protocols and mask concerns as they reopen for new season" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
https://www.heraldtribune.com/story/entertainment/2021/10/21/sarasota-arts-leaders-juggle-covid-safety-protocols-and-complaints/6109158001/

October 18, 2021 "Community Foundation provides strategic grant to Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe" - Sarasota Herald-Tribune
https://www.heraldtribune.com/story/news/2021/10/18/community-foundation-provides-30-000-strategic-grant-wbtt/8465454002/

October 18, 2021 "WBTT professional selected for Fall 2021 Gulf Coast Board Institute" - Tampa Bay Newswire
https://www.tampabaynewswire.com/2021/10/18/wbtt-professional-selected-for-fall-2021-gulf-coast-board-institute-102291

October 14, 2021 "Regional Reviews: Florida- West Coast - Eubie!" - William S. Oser, Talkin' Broadway
https://www.talkinbroadway.com/page/regional/wfla/wfla552.html

October 14, 2021 "Review: Eubie!" - Marie Kilker, TotalTheater.com
http://www.totaltheater.com/?q=node/8744

October 13, 2021 "Community Foundation of Sarasota County Acknowledges Impact of WBTT with Strategic Grant" - Scene Magazine
http://www.scenesarasota.com/magazine/community-foundation-of-sarasota-county-acknowledges-impact-of-wbtt-with-strategic-grant/

October 13, 2021 "The Best Arts and Culture Events in Sarasota This Season" - Kay Kipling, Sarasota Magazine
"Ruby" is included in the theater section
https://www.sarasotamagazine.com/arts-and-entertainment/2021/10/sarasota-season-preview-2021

October 10, 2021 "Review: Westcoast Troupe reopens in style to the sounds of composer Eubie Blake" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
https://www.heraldtribune.com/story/entertainment/2021/10/10/sarasotas-westcoast-black-theatre-reopens-music-eubie-blake/6070017001/

October 10, 2021 "WBTT’s Eubie! gets the party started" - Kay Kipling, Sarasota Magazine
https://www.sarasotamagazine.com/arts-and-entertainment/2021/10/wbtt-s-em-eubie-em-gets-the-party-started

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/