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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[RELEASE] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe presents ‘Driving Miss Daisy’" - Tampa Bay Newswire

[LISTINGS] "This Week in Sarasota: Thursday, April 14" - The Observer

"Westcoast Troupe diversifies for 17th season" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune

[TV APPEARANCE] Nate Jacobs, Cecil Washington Jr. - ABC 7, Suncoast View

[REVIEW] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe’s The Sam Cooke Story" - Kay Kipling, Sarasota Magazine

[REVIEW] "The Sam Cooke Story" - Undine Shorey, The Bradenton Times

[REVIEW] "The Sam Cooke Story" - Marie Kilker,

[PODCAST] Interview with Julie Leach, Nancy Roucher - The Mezz, Brian Hersh
Discussion on Jazzlinks program

[RADIO INTERVIEW] "Interview with Cecil Washington Jr." - The Lynne Show, Lynne Bernfield
Show airs on "The Radio Ear Network" on March 22 (today) at 2pm:

[EVENT PHOTOS] "Unity Awards 2016" - Lori Sax, Sarasota Magazine
Photos of WBTT supporters, professional team and performers in slide show

[REVIEW] "'Sam Cooke Story' is all about the music at Westcoast" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Highlight quote: "From the moment Cecil Washington Jr. opens his mouth to sing “A Change is Gonna Come,” you know you’re in good hands (and voice) for his leading performance in the world premiere of “The Sam Cooke Story” at the Westcoast Black Theatre."

[NEWS] "Harlem Renaissance comes alive" - Zach Murdock, Sarasota Herald-Tribune