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Fences at Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe

Dates: (1/15/2025 - 2/23/2025 )

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Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe


1012 N Orange Ave
Sarasota,FL 34236

Phone: 9413661505

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Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe's dramatic offering for the 2024-2025 season is “Fences,” written by renowned American playwright August Wilson. (WBTT Resident Director Chuck Smith will return to Sarasota to direct.) Wilson had a massive impact on Broadway with this play, which tells the story of a responsible yet otherwise flawed Black garbage collector in pre-Civil Rights America. Deemed a "generational play," it mirrors the classic struggle of status quo, tradition and age versus change, innovation and youth. “Fences” is one of the most significant African American plays of the 20th century. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. matinees Saturdays-Sundays; all performances take place in WBTT’s Donelly Theatre (1012 N. Orange Ave., Sarasota).

News About Fences at Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Reveals 25th Anniversary Season
Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Reveals 25th Anniversary Season
February 13, 2024

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe's 25th season will be a celebration of “25 Years of Black Heritage.” During its 2024-2025 theatre season, WBTT will offer fan favorites as well as a brand-new world premiere show. Learn more about the lineup here!

Tickets Now On Sale For Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe's Season Opener, EUBIE!
Tickets Now On Sale For Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe's Season Opener, EUBIE!
August 30, 2021

As Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe is poised to present its 22nd anniversary 2021-2022 season, the popular arts organization is continuing to be cautious in its approach to operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. With subscription and individual tickets for the entire season still on hold, WBTT has released tickets only to its 2021-2022 season opener, 'Eubie!'

WBTT to Strengthen Education Program With New Hire Jim Weaver
WBTT to Strengthen Education Program With New Hire Jim Weaver
May 24, 2021

 In an effort to strengthen its education outreach program, Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe has hired Jim Weaver as its new education director/artistic associate. WBTT patrons may recognize Weaver’s name – he has directed productions including “Caroline or Change,” “Raisin,” “In the Heights,” “Fences” and “Purlie,” to name a few.

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe to Present Master Class on August Wilson
Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe to Present Master Class on August Wilson
April 13, 2021

In a one-hour, one-session class presented by Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe on April 27, participants will explore August Wilson’s background, his ten-play cycle, known as “The American Century Cycle,” and his 4 B’s (the Blues, Jorge Luis Borges, Amiri Baraka and Romare Bearden).

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Frequently Asked Questions FAQ

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe is at 1012 N Orange Ave, Sarasota, FL.

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe (WBTT) was founded in December 1999 as a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Our mission is to produce professional theatre that promotes and celebrates African American history and experience, engages a broad base of patrons and audiences, supports the development of a dynamic group of aspiring artists and builds self-esteem in youth of color. Tax-deductible gifts from generous individuals, businesses, and foundations underwrite WBTT's annual operating budget. Your support helps to keep tickets affordable as well as provides funds to mentor new local talent and to develop high-quality productions. In addition, your gifts allow us to offer theater experiences to an underserved population. If you believe in the purpose of our mission, then we hope you will support us financially to ensure our mission is achieved.

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