Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe

1343 Main Street, #402
Sarasota, FL 34236
7269_720x480.jpg - Celebrating WBTT's 15th year with the original show, Cotton Club Cabaret
7269_720x480.jpg - Celebrating WBTT's 15th year with the original show, Cotton Club Cabaret
7270_720x480.jpg - Powerful drama, The Whipping Man
7270_720x480.jpg - Powerful drama, The Whipping Man
7266_720x480.jpg - Five Guys Named Moe
7266_720x480.jpg - Five Guys Named Moe
7267_720x480.jpg - Teresa Stanley in an original show, Jazz Hot Mamas
7267_720x480.jpg - Teresa Stanley in an original show, Jazz Hot Mamas
7268_720x480.jpg - Little Shop of Horrors
7268_720x480.jpg - Little Shop of Horrors

The Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe of Florida, Inc. (WBTT) was founded December 1999, by Nate Jacobs. It is the only professional black theatre company on Florida's west coast. Through the years, the company has received numerous awards and recognitions and has gained a reputation for high quality, original, thought-provoking, and electrifying performances.

WBTT has produced a variety of shows locally, throughout Florida, North Carolina and as far away as Switzerland and Germany. Productions include musicals- some Broadway hits, others written, adapted, and directed by Founder and Artistic Director Nate Jacobs - as well as thought-provoking dramas and entertaining comedies from notable playwrights.

Since its inception, WBTT has mentored and inspired many African-American youth and young adults through participation in the company's productions. It has provided a platform for artistic individuals who might not otherwise have had an opportunity to cultivate their interests and talents. A number of these talented artists have gone on to work in other regional theatre companies, national touring companies, on Broadway, on national television shows, and at international theatres and festivals.

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      • Box Office: Mon-Fri. 10:30am-4:00pm, Sat. 10am-2pm