Review

Two Black Stars Get the Musical Bio Treatment in WBTT's New Playwrights Series

Actress Nell Carter and boxer Muhammad Ali are the duo at work in these world premiere one-act plays.

05/09/2022 By Kay Kipling

Limelight

Photos: WBTT's April Fools Fete 2022

This year's edition had a theme of "Serving Country Vibes."

04/05/2022 Photography by Lori Sax

In the Spotlight

Award-Winning Actor Ving Rhames Visited WBTT This Week

Rhames is a golden-globe winning actor best known for his roles in "Pulp Fiction" and the "Mission Impossible" film series.

03/30/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Preview

Here's What's Coming to Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe This Season

The 23rd season opens in October with an all-Black production of "Guys and Dolls."

03/22/2022 By Kay Kipling

Review

WBTT Goes Mega with Broadway in Black

The show is chock full of hits from a century of music.

03/14/2022 By Kay Kipling

Grants

WBTT Approved by National Endowment for the Arts for American Rescue Plan Grant

The funding will be used to support artistic team salaries.

01/27/2022 By Staff

No Show

WBTT's Premiere of Ruby Latest Victim of Covid Cases

Performances will not go on as planned due to positive test results amid cast and crew.

01/20/2022 By Kay Kipling

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota This Weekend

PINCfest takes over the Rosemary District, Asolo Rep opens a new show, tango at the Van Wezel and more.

01/20/2022 By Kay Kipling

Update

Shows Postponed, Canceled Due to Covid-19

Both Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe and Florida Studio Theatre have had to make changes.

01/04/2022 By Kay Kipling

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota This Weekend

The Pinecraft Christmas parade, Sailor Circus returns, Selby Gardens' "Lights in Bloom" continues and more.

12/23/2021 By Kay Kipling

Review

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Gets Joyful! Joyful! for the Holidays

A tune-packed revue offers lots of seasonal cheer, with a few surprises.

12/05/2021 By Kay Kipling

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota Nov. 25-Dec. 1

Holiday shows and music at the Van Wezel, WBTT, Florida Studio Theatre and more.

11/23/2021 By Kay Kipling

Theater

Melba Moore to Perform at WBTT's Fall Gala

Tickets are available for a livestream of the gala on Dec. 4.

11/22/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

WBTT Professional Selected for Fall 2021 Gulf Coast Board Institute

Travis Ray is Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe's associate managing director.

10/18/2021 By Staff

Review

WBTT's Eubie! Gets the Party Started

Time to go back inside the theater, for a musical salute to the legendary Eubie Blake.

10/11/2021 By Kay Kipling

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota Sept. 30-Oct. 6

WBTT kicks off its season with Eubie!, Sarasota Orchestra is back in full, a hootenanny in old Miakka, and more.

09/30/2021 By Kay Kipling

New Season, New Rules

Sarasota Arts Groups Announce New Indoor Safety Measures

#SafeArtsSarasota protocols have been revised for indoor shows.

09/13/2021 By Kay Kipling

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota This Weekend

Swing into a new music revue at Florida Studio Theatre, new exhibits open at Art Center Sarasota, and more.

09/02/2021 By Kay Kipling

Philanthropy

Local Black-Led Nonprofits Raised More Than $20,000 During 'Give 8/28'

Six organizations were recognized within the top 25 fundraisers out of more than 300 causes nationwide.

08/31/2021 By Staff

Grants

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Awarded $25,000 Grant

The funding comes from The Exchange.

08/27/2021 By Staff