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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March 19, 2022 "WBTT's production of 'Broadway in Black' sparkles" - Kim Cool, Venice Gondolier Sun
https://www.yoursun.com/venice/news/wbtts-production-of-broadway-in-black-sparkles/article_d96fb760-a5f1-11ec-b4b3-3300fdf730da.html

March 19, 2022 "Nate Jacobs is interviewed on WLSS" [AUDIO FILE] - Chuck Englund, WLSS The Answer
https://audioacrobat.com/play/WSmYdZ2L

March 16, 2022 "Review: Broadway in Black'" - Marie Kilker, TotalTheater.com
http://www.totaltheater.com/?q=node/8836

March 14, 2022 "Review: WBTT Goes Mega with Broadway in Black" - Kay Kipling, Sarasota Magazine
https://www.sarasotamagazine.com/arts-and-entertainment/2022/03/review-wbtt-broadway-in-black-2022

March 4, 2022 "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Presents ‘Broadway in Black’" - SCENE Magazine
http://www.scenesarasota.com/magazine/westcoast-black-theatre-troupe-presents-broadway-in-black/

March 3, 2022 "WBTT Launches 'Conversations' Program with Danielle Mone Truitt" - Tempo News
https://temponews.suncoastpress.com/scp/tnw-2022-03-02/flipbook/0/

March 1, 2022 "Education Matters| Meet Jim Weaver, Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe’s New Education Director," Ryan G. Van Cleave, SCENE Magazine
http://www.scenesarasota.com/magazine/ed-matters-meet-jim-weaver-westcoast-black-theatre-troupes-new-education-director/

February 14, 2022 "WBTT to present staged reading of ‘Skeleton Crew’" - Tampa Bay Newswire
https://www.tampabaynewswire.com/2022/02/14/wbtt-to-present-staged-reading-of-skeleton-crew-105596

February 10, 2022 "A WBTT celebration on The Bay with free performance of 'Jazzlinks'" - Sarasota Herald-Tribune
https://www.heraldtribune.com/story/news/2022/02/10/black-history-month-wbtt-present-free-performance-jazzlinks/6703034001/

February 9, 2022 "Arts groups confront the toll COVID has taken on their operations" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
https://www.heraldtribune.com/story/entertainment/arts/2022/02/09/covid-sarasota-florida-arts-groups-face-financial-emotional-tolls-disruptions/6664807001/

February 8, 2022 "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe presents free performance of ‘Jazzlinks’" - Sun GO! Things to Do This Week, Sun Publications
https://www.yoursun.com/coastal/entertainment/westcoast-black-theatre-troupe-present-free-performance-of-jazzlinks/article_f789ffb8-8502-11ec-9bb4-7b68d5b32fd2.html

February 8, 2022 "Westcoast Black Theatre and Modern Marimba present 'A Place For You'" - Suncoast View, ABC7 [VIDEO]
https://www.mysuncoast.com/video/2022/02/08/westcoast-black-theatre-modern-marimba-present-a-place-you-suncoast-view/

February 7, 2022 "WBTT teases musical 'Ruby' after extended delay" - Spencer Fordin, Observer Group
https://www.yourobserver.com/article/wbtt-teases-musical-ruby-after-extended-delay

February 3, 2022 "WBTT Will Present Free Performance Of JAZZLINKS At The Bay Park This Month" - Broadway World Sarasota
https://www.broadwayworld.com/sarasota/article/WBTT-Will-Present-Free-Performance-Of-JAZZLINKS-At-The-Bay-Park-This-Month-20220203