Grants

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Awarded $25,000 Grant

The funding comes from The Exchange.

08/27/2021 By Staff

Education

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Awards Scholarships

This year, WBTT had enough funding to provide eight young people with scholarships of $2,000 each.

08/04/2021 By Staff

Grants

WBTT Receives Grant for Communications System

The $45,745 in funding comes from the William G. and Marie Selby Foundation.

07/29/2021 By Staff

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota: June 10-16

Florida Studio Theatre rocks out, the Sarasota Music Festival carries on, a new exhibit at Sarasota Art Museum, free hip-hop at Van Wezel and more.

06/10/2021 By Kay Kipling

Fast Track

WBTT Names New Trustee, Announces 2021-2022 Board

Michele Hooper, president and CEO of The Directors' Council and vice-chair of the Smithsonian National Board, joins WBTT's 17-member board.

06/08/2021 By Staff

Theater

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Joins National Association of Black Theatre Building Owners

The organization will work to ensure there are stages where Black voices take center stage and are heard by diverse audiences.

06/01/2021 By Staff

On Location

New Movie Being Shot in Sarasota Tells the Story of Influential Black Golfer Ann Gregory

Playing Through is about Gregory, the first Black woman to play in a U.S. Golf Association event, and the fictional Babs Whatling, a white woman from the South.

05/28/2021 By Elizabeth Djinis

Fast Track

WBTT Hires Jim Weaver as Education Director/Artistic Associate

Weaver will oversee and grow adult and youth programs, as well as direct shows and staged readings.

05/24/2021 By Staff

Review

WBTT Mixes Moods and Memories with Sistas in the Name of Soul

A fast-moving 90-minute revue offers plenty of hits by female vocalists from the 1970s era.

05/12/2021 By Kay Kipling

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota: May 6-12

WBTT delivers soul music outdoors, the Sarasota Film Festival continues, Best of Ringling goes online, and more.

05/06/2021 By Kay Kipling

Preview

WBTT Announces Its 'And Still We Rise' New Season

The company presented excerpts from coming shows at its annual Hush! Hush! party Monday evening.

04/27/2021 By Kay Kipling

Review

WBTT's Pipeline Delivers with Hard-Hitting Honesty

This video version of a play about a young Black man in trouble tells a personal story that reaches us all.

04/24/2021 By Kay Kipling

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota: April 22-28

The Suncoast Boat Show returns, WBTT unveils a new production, the Sarasota Ballet presents Ashton, and more.

04/22/2021 By Kay Kipling

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota: Feb. 11-17

It's opera season at last, Selby Gardens goes Pop!, WBTT lights up the night, and much more.

02/11/2021 By Kay Kipling

Grants

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Receives $30,000 Grant

The funds will support WBTT’s upcoming Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. program, 2021 April Fools’ Fete, and next summer’s Stage of Discovery musical theater camp.

12/21/2020 By Staff

Grants

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Approved for CARES Act Funding Through NEA

The funds will help recipient entities and their employees with economic hardships caused by the forced closure of their operations due to the spread of COVID-19.

07/08/2020 By Staff

Update

WBTT Makes Change to 2020-21 Season Schedule

The season opener is now slated to be a production of The Soul Crooners.

06/23/2020 By Kay Kipling

Fast Track

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Names New Board Chair, Trustees

Doris Johnson succeeds Marian Moss as board chair; new trustees are Mona Rankin and Dona Scott.

06/18/2020 By Staff

Review

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Is Back Onstage (Virtually)

The company's An Evening with Sheldon Rhoden & Friends is a fund raiser, and a glimpse into how the show can go on.

05/22/2020 By Kay Kipling

An Evening of Soul

WBTT Presents April Fools Fete Fund Raiser Online

Popular WBTT performers entertain in a recorded program, and you can get a meal, too.

05/13/2020 By Kay Kipling