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WBTT Season Playbill 2020-2021

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NATE JACOBS, ARTISTIC 941-366-15052020–2021Nate Jacobs inAin’t No Stoppin’ Us Now:WBTT’s 20th Anniversary CelebrationVan Wezel Performing Arts HallNovember 19, 2019Sorcha Augustine Photography

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WELCOME TO OUR 21st SEASONWelcome to an unusual season in a very unusual time. In January 2020, we were thrilled to open the newly renovated and renamed Gerri Aaron & the Aaron Family Foundation Theatre Building and stage our first show in the Donelly Theatre — Caroline, or Change. Just a few months later, in mid-March, we had to shut down before the end of the scheduled run of our second show, Your Arms Too Short to Box with God, due to the coronavirus. Of course we were disappointed, as we joined theatres around the nation and throughout the world in an unplanned “intermission” of unpredictable length. But, as we have done at Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe throughout our two decades of history, we persevered. Now — with safety measures in place to protect you, our patrons, as well as our performers, creative team and sta — we are pleased to begin live performances again. For starters, and for the foreseeable future, we will be performing outdoors on our campus in Light Up the Night: An Open-Air Concert Series. Our first and future concerts in the series will feature some of our most popular artists. We hope to introduce you to some new faces we think will become fan favorites as well.Instead of mingling in our lobby, you and your fellow WBTT patrons will report to our outdoor box oce for temperature checks. Masks and social distancing will also be part of the experience. Even this playbill is dierent — we won’t be printing them for the time being; they will be accessed on your phone or other devices instead of being touched by sta and patrons.We know all these necessary steps won’t dampen your enthusiasm for the high-energy performances you’ll come to see, as always. In the coming weeks and months, we’ll keep you informed by emails and our website about concertsand cabarets we’re presenting in our Open-Air Concert Series and our virtual oerings, because things are changing quickly in these challenging times. What will never change is our unwavering commitment to bringing you the best professional theatre experiences we can oer you. Thank you for supporting WBTT, now more than ever!Nate Jacobs Founder & Artistic Director

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WESTCOAST BLACK THEATRE TROUPEBOARD OF TRUSTEESHon. Dennis ArcherLynne BernfieldDr. Francine BrownFrank BrunckhorstMichael BushJudy CuppyKim DavisDonnie DiamondDonna DooleyJenni EnglemanRobert GaglioGypsy GallardoRichard GerrityDavid Goldman, Esq.Ron GreenbaumDoris Johnson, ChairMarian Moss, Vice ChairCheryl Anderson, TreasurerMike Rosario, SecretaryMarvin AlbertAli BahajChris Caswell, Esq.Kitty CranorMichael GardinerSy GoldblattDr. Jaih JacksonPenelope KingmanMargie Nellum LeeDr. John MaupinHoward MillmanDr. Randall MorganMona RankinDona ScottEva T. SlaneLois WatsonHONORARY TRUSTEESAndrew EconomosJune GordonMary Ann RobinsonADVISORY BOARD Steven Krause, Co-ChairMargie Nellum Lee, Co-ChairHoward HarrisCharlie HuiskingTomeika Hunter-KoskiAmb. Jeanette HydeJerry KaplanJ.P. KnaggsLynne KoyJoyce LocklearKaveecia MooreHector MunizAndi MunzerVickie OldhamDebbie PartridgeWilliam Partridge, Esq.Richard PerlmanAnn Hobson PilotPrentice PilotLauri PollackDavid Shapiro, Esq.Jeremy ShelbyKen ShelinEdna SherrellBarbara ShirleyTeresa SimmonsMarty TaelSheila WeissHon. Charles E. WilliamsVictor YoungBarbara A. ZdraveckyAMBASSADORSChristine Jennings Jackie Woods

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CO-SPONSORSAli & Gloria BahajPhil Baker & Steve GrahamMiles & Barbara CapronLiza & Carl CarusoElaine & Dave CharneyAmb. Jeanette Hyde & Christine JenningsDavid Kotok & Christine SchlesingerPatrick T. & Mary M. MulvaSarasota MagazineBetsey SubletteOCTOBER 9–NOVEMBER 22, 2020PRESENTING SPONSORSDr. Phil & Suzan GaynesRose Marie ProiettiLEADING SPONSORSNancy & Tom FlanaganMike & Karen GardinerShelley & Sy GoldblattPat KordisLinda SteinbergerLight up the WESTCOAST BLACK THEATRE TROUPEIN ASSOCIATION WITH NATE JACOBS PRODUCTIONSPRESENTSPaid for in part by Sarasota County Tourist Development Tax Revenues. This project is sponsored in part by the Department of State, Division of Cultural Aairs, the Florida Council of Arts and Culture, and the State of Florida.CREATED & DIRECTED BY NATE JACOBS

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Ariel BlueDevelopment and Artist Relations AssociateAnnette BreazealeProperties Designer James “Jay” Dodge IIProduction Manager/Music Director Scott FergusonMarketing and Communications Director Debra Flynt-GarrettDevelopment Director Donald Frison Choreographer Robert GrantFinance ManagerGerald LawFacilities CustodianMyllanna McKinnon House Manager Michael Mendez Production Assistant/ Assistant to the Artistic Director Eleanor MillerBox Oce Manager Juanita Munford Production Stage Manager WESTCOAST BLACK THEATRE TROUPE TEAMMichael PasquiniResident Lighting Designer Adrienne Pitts Wardrobe Manager Travis RayAssociate Managing Director Patrick Russini Sound EngineerShane Streight Technical Director Brennan StylezAssistant Music Director Sorcha AugustinePhotographerPaula Murray, Artefact DesignGraphic DesignSharon Kunkel, Wordslinger Marketing & PRMedia RelationsDenise RobertsGrants ConsultantBill Wagy ProductionsVideographerNate Jacobs Founder & Artistic Director Julie LeachExecutive Director

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WESTCOAST BLACK THEATRE TROUPE’S 21st ANNIVERSARY GALAA live and in-person socially distanced event — on the lawn at beautiful Selby Botanical Gardens!The evening includes a live auction and a show featuring your favorite soul tunes performed by WBTT artists.Friday, November 13, 2020 6–9 PM (in-person event)7–9 PM (livestream)Livestream tickets are available for those who want to join in the fun and support WBTT but prefer to attend virtually. Visit for details!Limited in-person tickets remaining!Contact Debra Flynt-Garrett for more information. 941-366-1505, ext. 106

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FOUNDERS $50,000+The 2020 Giving Challenge & The Community Foundation of Sarasota County, The Patterson Foundation & over 500 individual donorsAnonymousBrunckhorst Family*Enthusiastic Friends of WBTTShelley & Sy Goldblatt*Gulf Coast Community Foundation*The Patterson Foundation*Dona & Sam Scott FoundationARTISTIC DIRECTORS $20,000–$49,999Community Foundation of Sarasota County*Kitty & John Cranor*Brock & Julie Leach*Sarasota Magazine*EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS $10,000–$19,999Cheryl Anderson & Mike Springer & Executive Accounting Solutions*Ali & Gloria Bahaj*Tom & Carol BeelerRobert Blattberg & Rebecca DonelsonJerome & Cynthia DavisRobert E. Dods Family Foundation*Tom & Nancy Flanagan*Mike & Karen Gardiner*Suzan & Phil Gaynes*Marilyn & James Heskett*Nancy & Roger HitchcockSheila JellisonPat KordisDavid Kotok & Cumberland Advisors*David Kotok & Christine Schlesinger*Abbie Kurland in Memory of Alan KurlandHoward Millman & Carolyn Michel*Marian Moss*Park FoundationRose Marie ProiettiGlenn & Jackie TiltonSEASON SPONSORSThank you to our family of donors for supporting WBTT’s 2020–2021 Season.Includes Visionary Circle Donors, Production Sponsors, and Event SponsorsContributions received from January 1, 2020 through September 30, 2020*Denotes 5 years or more of continuous support

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PLAYWRIGHTS $5,000–$9,999David & Suzanne ArchHonorable Dennis W. Archer & Honorable Trudy DunCombe Archer*Dr. Jody Beresford Dr. Robert MayerLiza & Carl Caruso*FCCI Insurance Group*Ron & Rita Greenbaum*Michele Hooper & Lemuel SeabrookThe Huisking Foundation, Inc.*JD ProductionsDonald & Doris Johnson*William & Elizabeth Johnston*Jolan Foundation Corp.Carolyn Keystone & Jim Meekison*Penelope Kingman*The Koman FamilyVirginia Lipton & Frank Malickson*Joan J. Mathews Charitable Fund of Gulf Coast Community Foundation*Marie McKee & Robert ColeLinda MondaPatrick & Mary MulvaDaniel Nalven & Barbara Jacobs-NalvenPaige Petersen & Curtis JordanLee & Lydia Rainer Rainer’s Grace Donor FundKen Schneier & Cynthia CraigRobert & Teresa Simmons*Willie & Rosa Stanfield*Linda Steinberger*Roland & Linda Thornton*Suzanne WalterDr. Bernard & Lois Watson & The William Penn Foundation*F. Joseph WilsonDIRECTORS $2,500–$4,999Marvin Albert*Ravi & Virginia AkhouryAmazing WBTT SupportersDouglas & Carolyn Anderson*Artefact Design, Inc.*Phil Baker & Steve GrahamRichard BarrieDonald H. & Barbara K. Bernstein Family FoundationJerry & Helga Bilik*Janice BoltMurray Bring & Kay Delaney*Bruce & Elaine Burton*Miles & Barbara Capron*Al & Faye CastrucciChris & Patricia Caswell* Dave & Elaine Charney*Dr. Eldi & Denise DeschampsAnonymousWilliam & Sandra FarrowJim & Angela Freeman*Gary & Bernice GiscombeWerner & Karen GundersheimerGail & Bob Hetler*Amb. Jeanette Hyde*Dr. Jaih & Kimberly Jackson*Judith Kahn*Steven Kalt & Robert Heeren*Valda KayeJames & Pauline KennedyMargie Nellum Lee*The Lewis Foundation & Sue Coyne*AnonymousDr. John & Eilene MaupinMr. & Mrs. James McLane Meadows Dental, Drs. Porter, McCabe & Zamora*Dale & L. Kristin MenardDr. Randall & Karen Morgan*Gloria Moss*Bob & Andi Munzer*Martha Murphy & Kathy Holmok*David & Francine Newman The Newman Family FundNorthern Trust*Dorothy O’Brien & Dick AntoineAnonymousJohn Michael Page & Debra Flynt-Garrett Patricia PotterAndra & Irwin PressMona RankinBarbara Raphael*Mike Rosario & RoseBay International*RoseBay, Becky Culp and Jackie WoodsSkip & Gail Sack*David J. Sales & Pauline L. WamslerDr. Bob & Beth ScheibleDavid Schwartz & Nan ThompsonEva T. Slane*SouthTechSusan Straus*Elizabeth SubletteRay & Fran TaylorRichard A. WalterDr. Ernest WerlinPaul & Kathie WestphelingSEASON SPONSORS

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PHOTO BY EVAN SIGMUNDCHOREOGRAPHERS $1,000–$2,499Norman & Christine AbbottBeach Place Water AerobicsLinda & Bill BerlinerMarty & Barbara Bowling*William & Debra Buttaggi*Claudia CardilloThe Martin D. Cohen Family Foundation*Jane ConnerGene & Linda CrumpBill & Donna DooleyDouglas & Wilma EdenLinda A. FiorelliGeorgia Institute of Technology In Honor of Charlayne Hunter-GaultJulia & Steve GoldbergLarry Green & Dorothy Libron-GreenMark & Janet Hammer*Joel Howard & J. Tracy TuckerChristine Jennings*Amb. James Joseph & Mary Braxton Joseph*Darlene Kalada*Marie & James KeeneyCarl Koenig & Constance Sanders*Richard & Marianne KoernerLenny & Susan Landau*Steve & Nancy MayerGeorge & Janet Miles*Peter & Sandra Morris*Lou & Rosemary OberndorfLinda M. Poteat-Brown in Memory of Carol Poteat-BuchananMary Jo Reston*Flori Roberts*Robert RussellJonathan & Barbara RyderDavid & Robin Shapiro*Jerey & Barbara ShiverPeter & Fern TavalinMichael & Mirian WeirRon & Geri YonoverMary ZabinJanice ZarroDESIGNERS $500–$999Tony & Irene BrittSusan Buck*Neal ColtonHenry & Julie DanielsonEdward Eliasberg Jr.The Leila & Steven M. Gompertz Donor Advised Fund in Memory of Michael Gompertz*Lorna HardEdward & Karen HaslerPhilip & Nancy KotlerJohn & Joan LeachGreg LeamingMelvy Erman LewisWilliam & Elaine McClure*Gunter & Anita MrotzekPat OlesenAlan & Sunny Pervil*Barry & Nancy ShapiroRenee & Bill StevensTheodore WagenaarMichael WeirChuck & Sheila Weiss*Gerald & Nancy WrightSEASON SPONSORS

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PHOTO BY EVAN SIGMUNDSTAGE HANDS $35–$499Francine AchbarDeborah AdlerAmity Brothers Coee “Providing Coee, Creating Culture”Peg Allen & Steve Dixon*Constance Anderson*Carol ArscottDr. Bruce BallardKris BarryEmil & Alice Beran*Richard Belle & Marie PogozelskiBarbara Benjamin & Carol ProcterCynthia BernardinCookie Bloom*Alan & Sandi BorenkindSusan BoydJudy BuaHenry Bundles & Helen BarkerRebecca BurnsCarol ButeraJames & Clemmie CashAdrianne CadyEdward Cantor & Rise SiegelPatricia ChristiansenJudith CompherStephen CraigNancy CurtisGoerge DavisDeline Charitable FoundationEllen DepelteauRobert & Christine Deutsch*Anita DeVineLinda DiDonatoRonald & Ruth DuboisLorene EriksonLarry FishmanTheo FletcherMike & Judy Fogarty*Rick & Lorraine FoltzHoward FuchsLonnetta GainesLarry GavensSpencer GlassMichael GordonJean GramagliaMarilyn GravesJo Ellen & Stephen Grossman*Jean GrussingRose GschwendtnerCarol HartzDavid & Anne HowardJanis IanDr. Jerey JanoAngela JarrarRoxie JerdePatricia & Thomas JonesJunior League of SarasotaAlyssia Lazin KapicSheila KasdanAnn KennyRobin Klein-StraussEdward G. “Ted” KlineRuth KornmanSteven KrauseLee KrompartMargo LaneDavid & Lucie LapovskySophia LaRusso*Joshua LeachKaren & John Lesky*John & Helen LiMarziAndrew LongBenjamin LuczakLauren LukeRuth & Andy MaassDonald Malawsky & Teresa Koncick*Helen McBean*Patricia McGrathRichard MeanyJames & Jane MendittoSamara MichaelsonDr. Roger B. MorrisCharlie MunnSusan MurphyNetwork for GoodMichael NicolaiKent NoelNancy OdehRay & Sandra OrlandiDale OttermanDiana PaverBertha PersonErika PetersonFrank & Jeanette PlanesKathy & Mike PlunkettRebecca PrestonWalter & Marilyn ProutyMichael RanahanJames RedaRock on Floors, Inc.Katherine RoseLaurie Rosin*Judith RosnerRobert & Hedria Saltzman*Joyce SamburskyWilliam & Diane SarnatRonald & Gail SchimelderArlene SchlerJane SchroederKenneth SchumanRuth & Harvey ScribnerCynthia SmythCarl & Roberta SheerNancie- Lynn Sheldon-Martin & David MartinWanda ShortRichard SilvermanWendy StarrDiane SteinbrinkBrentney StephensMichael ThompsonLana TurnerJim & Gay VencillAnthony VlahidesDr. & Mrs. Paul WeinerElla WilliamsSharon YarlasLoni ZeichnerSEASON SPONSORS

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$1,000,000 AND UPGerri Aaron & the Aaron Family FoundationEnthusiastic Friends of WBTT$500,000–$999,999Andrew and Judith Economos State of Florida Division of Cultural AairsThank you to everyone who made our Heart & Soul Campaign a success! Because of your generosity, we exceeded our $8 million goal and raised over $8.7 million! Your dollars have allowed us to transform our campus into a cutting-edge theatre arts center and to begin to build an endowment that will ensure the long-term funding of our facilities, programs and mission.HEART & SOUL CAMPAIGN DONORSAs of August 1, 2020$250,000–$999,999Steve & Terry ClarkNorbert & Ann DonellyShelley & Sy GoldblattBrock & Julie LeachHoward Millman & Carolyn MichelEdward D. and Anna Mitchell Family FoundationFrank PetralitoWilliam G. & Marie Selby FoundationEva T. SlaneThe WBTT Board of Trustees, Founder/Artistic Director Nate Jacobs and Executive Director Julie Leach celebrate with members of Gerri Aaron’s family at the grand opening of the Gerri Aaron & the Aaron Family Foundation Theatre Building, February 10, 2020

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$100,000–$249,999Ali & Gloria BahajBrunckhorst FamilyKitty & John CranorThe Frank E. Duckwall FoundationDr. Philip & Suzan GaynesHuisking FoundationElizabeth MooreDrs. Joel and Gail Morganroth Marian MossJack & Priscilla SchlegelDona & Sam Scott FoundationPaul WelchRobert & Jean Zabelle$50,000–$99,999Clemmie & James CashMichael & Karen GardinerGiving Challenge 2018 (Community Foundation of Sarasota County & The Patterson Foundation)Kenneth & Sarah GoldblattAlfred Goldstein & Jean Weidner GoldsteinMarilyn & James HeskettWilliam & Elizabeth JohnstonJay & Becky Kaiserman FoundationPenelope KingmanGeorge Kole & Judy ZuckerbergDavid Kotok, Cumberland AdvisorsGeorge & Janet MilesHarry Sudako FoundationRoberta L. Sudako FoundationDr. Bernard & Lois WatsonThe Lee Wetherington Foundation of the Community Foundation of Sarasota CountyThe Wright Foundation$25,000–$49,999Douglas & Carolyn AndersonBankston Family TrustAlfonso & Brenda BelsitoIn Memory of Carol Poteat-Buchanan and Carroll Buchanan from Black & White Makes My Music RightAbraham & Annette Cohen FoundationWarren & Margot CovilleJohn & Geraldine GibbsEarl & Carolyn Glenn Foundation, Inc.Burt & Liz GoldRon & Rita GreenbaumWerner & Karen GundersheimerTomeika Hunter-KoskiAmb. Jeanette HydeDonald & Doris JohnsonRobert & Barbara JohnsonDr. John & Eilene MaupinDr. Randall & Karen MorganBob & Andi MunzerDavid Pomier & Linda KnoxDrs. Donald & Deborah ReavesMary Ann RobinsonMichael SaundersKenneth Schneier & Cynthia CraigLynn WentworthRobert & Angelia WoodJacquelyn Woods$10,000–$24,999Cheryl Anderson & Mike Springer Bank of America Client FoundationCarol & Tom BeelerBobbi & Don BernsteinHelga & Jerry BilikLinda & Jim BodycombMr. & Mrs. Burton C. BorgeltMarty & Barbara BowlingMiles & Barbara CapronBob & Carol CarterThe Lawrence P. Castellani Family Foundation — Larry & Joan CastellanniVernon & Liliana ChalfantCharmaine Downie & Carl BattleLeon & Marge EllinWilliam & Sandra FarrowTom & Nancy FlanaganGamma Xi Boule Foundation, Inc.Charles & Jean Gorham Len Gumley Benjamin & Judith HandelmanMarilyn HarwellNancy & Roger HitchcockDr. Jaih & Kimberly JacksonEd Keon & Pat KennellyAlan & Abigail Kurland in Memory of Joshua David KurlandHEART & SOUL CAMPAIGN DONORS

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Joan MathewsGloria MossFred MurrellDebbie & Bill PartridgeRichard PerlmanPaige Petersen & Curtis Jordan Roger & Alisa PettingellJim & Jan PullenAlice RauMarta Riordan & Jim BoyleR.G. & N.C. RobbSack Family Foundation Robert & Hedria SaltzmanDr. Charlotte Page ScarbroughBob & Teresa SimmonsG. Richard & Elizabeth ThompsonGlenn & Jackie TiltonSusan & Charles WilsonSally Yanowitz$2,500-$9,999Ravi & Virginia Akhoury Peg Allen & Steve DixonMrs. Connie Anderson in Memory of Rev. Jesse F. Anderson Jr.Jock AndrewsScott B. & Annie P. Appleby Charitable TrustDavid & Suzanne Arch Hon. Dennis W. Archer & Hon. Trudy Duncombe Archer George & Jessica ArmstrongShari & Steve Ashman Ann BabcockAdele Fleet BacowJohn & Maria BartlettWalton & Deborah Beacham Family Fund James & Lynette BennettCarolyn BlumDaniel & Litten Boxser HEART & SOUL CAMPAIGN DONORS

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HEART & SOUL CAMPAIGN DONORSMurray Bring & Kay Delaney Dr. Francine BrownSusan BuckAnn Stuart BurroughsKathy & Michael Bush, Home Resource William & Debra ButtaggiJanet & Phil Cady Canandaigua National Trust Liza & Carl CarusoChris & Patricia Caswell Joyce CeKander Michael ChafeeDave & Elaine Charney Dale Horwitz Clayton Martin CohenJuanita CookeThomas & Dana CunninghamJerome & Cynthia DavisDr. Eldi & Denise DeschampsAmy & Michael DrakeDianne E. EarleyJosephine EisenbergDawn & Mitchell Epstein Paul FirestoneShari & Norman Frost Tom & Barbara Gardner Bernice & Gary GiscombeFrancine Goldberg & Harriet LeydenDavid & Susan GorinRev. Larry & Dr. Dorothy Green Rose GschwendtnerKathie HayesRalph & Leita HughesTed & Jean IngersollNate JacobsChristine Jennings Jorgen & Esther JensenDarlene KaladaAbe & Catherine Kaplan Philanthropic Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Kansas CityJerry & Nancy KaplanCarolyn Keystone & Jim Meekison Lynne Koyjim lamplMargie Nellum Lee The Lewis Foundation & Bob & Sue Coyne Pearson & Pepper LiddellAlison & Howard MadsenMarie McKee & Robert Cole Dale & Kristin MenardDr. Allen & Roberta Morton Daniel & Barbara NalvenJohn Michael Page & Debra Flynt-Garrett George & Sarah PappasChuck & Nancy Parrish AnonymousDon David Price & Marcia Wood Rose Marie ProiettiMona Rankin Mary Jo Reston Flori RobertsMike Rosario & RoseBay International, Inc. RoseBay, Becky Culp & Jackie WoodsThe Hugo Roth Family FundMichael Shelton Antoinette SijatzHon. Warren & Dr. Evelyn SilverDon & Jan Smally Fund at the Community Foundation of Sarasota CountyChuck SmithDr. Hugh S. Smith & Dr. Marsha Kindall-Smith Ian & Leslie SmithLinda SteinbergerDr. Timothy Stephens Wendy Surkis & Peppi Elona Dr. Ray & Fran TaylorEva Thomson & David Artzerounian in Memory of Julian Olf Beverlyn TruehartTroy & Sydney Turner Suzanne WalterGary & Kim WarrenDr. Charles & Sheila Weiss Bene & Joyce White David G. & Lois B. Wilkins Bliss & MaryAnne Young Anita & Frank ZimmermanUP TO $2,499 Actor’s Equity Foundation, Inc.James AkersJane AlbaumStuart & Cecile AlexanderJanice AmaraJames Amato

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Eladio & Judith AmoresJudith H. AndersonWilliam & Vicki AndersonAnonymousCarmelita Anson-BrownMarc AntisBruce J. ArdingerCarol ArscottMichael ArumLurline AslanianJulia AtlasCathy & Donald BaillieDr. Marvin & CarolAnn BakerDenise BakerElizabeth BakerJanet BakerPamela BakerKimberly BaldRichard & Susan BanksBev & Bob BartnerBill & Caroline BeallCaren BeattieMaxine A. BeckerMarianne BeckettCarole BeebeHelen BeggunRichard BelleBarbara BenjaminBarbara BennettPeter & Marlene BentleyRosalind BergmanAl BesseCeleste G. BetjemannCharles BeyeTerry BlackAudrey BlackwellBeverly Blair & Reginald CrosbyBarbara BlanchardCookie BloomAriel BlueCarolyn BlumHenry BlydenLawrence BoldAnn BolichBobbie & Steven BordesWilliam & Cynthia BoumanArthur BoyceRobert BradburyJudith BradyAnnette BreazealeElizabeth BredemeyerDavid BrennerSandra BrinkerElizabeth BrookinsRob BrownDorothea BrownJudy BuaKen & Janis BumgarnerSusan BurkeValerie BusbyBeverly Byers-Pevitts & Robert PevittsEllen CampbellClaudia CardilloKathleen CaseJody CastanoPatricia CereficeJ.R. ChandlerVicki ChatleyKathryn ChesleyJan ChesterMichele ChinskeyDorian Kingman Chong & Gordon ChongDavid ChrobakSamuel CitronAnneda ClarkeGeorge CloudBarbara CocchiNorma & Albert CohenBill & Audrey ColemanNeal ColtonElizabeth & Richard ConardNancy ConnellyJill ConsidinePaul ConstanMary ConwayJanice CookRon & Cheryl CooperLuz CorcueraLydia & Jack CornHarriet CowanCarole CrosbyJudy CuppyFrancis CurdLora CurleyMaureen & Ron CurtinF. Lowell CurtisGeraldine CushmanRosemary DalgleishRobert & Nancy DanielsJohn & Edy DaviesRaymond DaviesKay DavisMary E. DavisDouglas & Dianne DelongCorinne Demas in Memory of Julian OlfDonald DeneenDaniel DentonToby DeutschAnita DevineNancy DillardSara Beth DilworthLori DormanGary & Carol DornbushTekla DraganSteve DukeDoug & Willie Eden Family Fund of the Minneapolis FoundationRoger & Sally EronWilma EllisRobert EndresAnna Lee ErnstNancy ErnstDavid & Eileen EskinGeorge EvansThomas EverittScott EversErika FaulkBarbara FeldmanFellow Travelers in Memory of Ian SmithScott & Cady FergusonBobbie FernanderAmy FerrellJudy FialaGerard FineganHEART & SOUL CAMPAIGN DONORS

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Sandra FinkBerta FinkelsteinPaula FishmanCarolyn FitzpatrickFrank FleischerVincent & Teresa FoderinghamRichard FoltzMary FoushiHerbert FoxJoan FoxD FranklinLinda FranklinSharon FranklinDr. Paul FreiwaldKim FrenchConnie FriessCarmel FrostRoseann GaglioLonnetta GainesElaine GallinaroSusan GalvinLinda GarvinFrances GastonMargaret GatRon Gault & Charlayne Hunter-GaultKaren GeckPaul GeckDiana GeissNorbert GeissGerald J. GenovaAbby & Rich GerrityPamela GiacominiJoanna GlassMary Glidden-WilliamsPaul & Rita GlosserJane GlusmanDavid & Terri GoldbloomDavid GoldmanBill & June GordonSue M. GordonKathleen GossweilerStephen GrahamRobert & Flo GrantMilton GreblerThomas & Sandra GreenMerrill GreenbergerMarvin GreeneBarbara GrossmanJo Ellen & Stephen GrossmanSusan GrossmanCindy GuestJudy GuinnElizabeth HallCarol Ann HallingerGerald & Deborah HamburgJanet & Mark HammSusannah HammersleyDaphne & James HanrahanDave & Jane HanrahanLorna HardPria Elizabeth HarmonNancy HarrisMargaret HarrisonDiane & Carole Hart-TufaroMargaret HausbergFelice & George HedgeMarjorie HenryDr. Kenneth & Mitzie HensonHEART & SOUL CAMPAIGN DONORS

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Susan & William HerringAlfred J. Herschede & E. Marcia SheridanAnne & Dan HeynsAlbert & Carolyn HigginsRoger Hilfiker & Evelyn DelphRichard HiltonPamela HindmanRebecca HinesCarol HirschbergMargaret HomanAnn HoggRoy HokeRobert & Jean HonorPatricia HouppertDoris HowardKaren HoweRhea HughesJean HurdJoseph HurdMargaret IdaSue JacobsonJoey JamesSusan JasinRob JohnsonRobert JohnsonWayne JohnsonJames JoinerBarbara Green Jones & Roosevelt JonesLynn JonesJames JurickDeborah KalbMaggie KaplanBarbara KatzB.R. KatzmireElaine KeatingMarie & Jim KeeneyKennedy Family FundSusan KennedyLinda KerbawyMarie J. KilkerLaura KingsleySarah KirkMarlene KitchellLouise KlainPaul & Mary KleeSandra KligmanDavid KlineBill & Kate KorpEllen KramerJoel KramerWilliam KrausNancy KrohngoldSharon KunkelElizabeth LaFranceGail LagaceLuann LampRobert & Edith LaneChuck & Cathy LangloisPamela LangloisSophia LaRussoGerald LawArthur B. LawrenceJoshua LeachSharon LeberJames LedbetterWendy & Stuart LefkowichNicholas & Jean LeGrandTerry L. LelandHEART & SOUL CAMPAIGN DONORS

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Leonard & Kathleen LesjakDawn LewisHelen & John LiMarziLloyd LiningerJeremy LisitzaMary LitleWilliam LittleJoyce LocklearJerry LongAnne LoomerKathleen LorenzPeter & Peggy LowndesAnonymousElizabeth LucchesiDelores LustigDorothy L. LutterJudy LynchJill LyonsR. Andrew & Ruth B. MaassBruce & Irene MacklerDeborah MacklerNilda MagerPeter MagnusonDixie MahanDonald N. MalawskyGeri Jo MansonPamela MarbleDeborah MargolisJames & Ellen MarseyJudy MarshRichard & Debby MarshallSally MarshallAlyce MartinBarbara MasonGary & Lynn MasselJudith MasseyAngela MathisGregory & Lorraine MatthewsMaureen MatthewsWalt & Gerry MattisonElaine MayStephen & Nancy MayerKathy McAllisterMaria McCabeGregory & Hannah McDanielGerald & Dorothy McFarland in Memory of Julian OlfLana & Mark McGorrySandra McHenryDr. Lou Bertha McKenzie-Wharton & Dr. Richard G. WhartonWilda MeierStephen MeulerDeborah MillerLawrence & Shirley MillerJoyce MinkSandra MontgomeryClement & Kristin MoormanDouglas MoppertSue MorelandJo MorelloSigrid MorieceJoel & Beverly MorrisonSandra MoserMeg MoskovitzGunter MrotzekCarolyn MunoMichael NashLoretta NaylorLovella NaylorSteven NeumeisterFrancine NewmanJanice NewmanRochelle NigriBernice NissNancy O’NeilAlan OrenbergSandra & Ray OrlandiMargaret & Wiley OsbornHellen OsorioBob OtterbergDale OttermanAnand PallegarMark PalomboDebra ParkPauline ParrishMichael PasquiniRichard & Carleen PayneDolores PennJoseph PennBetsy PennewillRichard PereiraDebra PetersWilliam PetersonDeborah Grace PhelpsNeil Foster PhillipsDonna PickupJulie A. PlanckFrank & Jeanette PlanesMarie PogozelskiNancy PollockHenry PorterLinda Poteat-BrownMary L. PreeRebecca PrestonKimberly ProctorLinda PursleyAnn QuackenbushWayne QuimbyMarilyn QuintalSharon RadakovichKathleen RaskinSally RauchDr. Jacqueline RayJames RayKelley ReaJoan ReinebachMary Jo RestonRhode Island Community Foundation, Salten Weingrod FamilyBob & Laurin RipleySusan RitchayBarry RobbinsVancene RobenaltDenise RobertsThorold RobertsMilton & Sadie RobinsonKimberly RodenRonne RoginJames & Vicki RolloHarold RonsonJim Roque & Carla MalachowskiDonna RoseStephen & Wilma RoseHEART & SOUL CAMPAIGN DONORS

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HEART & SOUL CAMPAIGN DONORSDr. Ron & Roz RosenthalJudy & Ira RosnerNancy RoucherBarbara RowePatricia RoweJoyce E. RubensteinLisa RubinsteinMarilyn RunnelsAnnie RussiniDan & Jackie RussellJerey RyderDavid SadkinArlene SalzbergRonald SaperWilliam SarnatJudy & John SavageDavid Scarlett & Sandy RetterRonald & Gail SchimelPatti SchimmelTobi SchneiderLeslie SchneidermanPamela SchroederFelice Schulaner & Dennis ReesSandra E. ScottJohn SecorRobert & Ann SegalEllen Seidensticker in Memory of Julian OlfDavid & Robin ShapiroJack ShapiroNancie-Lynn Sheldon-Martin & David MartinTed & Susan ShermanJerey & Barbara ShiversDebbie Shoss & Libbie ShermanLeon SicklesChristopher & Patricia SileoFrederic SilvermanRichard & Linda SilvermanJean SimonJerome & Judith SingerElliot SloanDouglas SmithJerey Smith & Deborah MixSandra K. SmithGeorge SousaApril Speck-EwerLaurence & Dorothy SpelmanAnne SprattBarbara SquadereDiane StabileKim StadlinWillie M. StanfieldPat SteckAnne SteinDiane SteinbrinkRichard SternJ. Alvin Stout IIIKaren StultsArnold SultonJane SummervilleMax SupicaMillard M SurrencyValerie SutterMarilyn SylvestreSonja TeasdaleElaine TedescoNeville ThameThomson Financial in Memory of Julian OlfDiane ThorpRichard & Mary Lou ThrushJane TraubBryan TroutmanGeorge TroyMichelle van DeventerGregory VincentHolly VincentAnthony VlahidesTheodore WagenaarBill Wagy ProductionsPam WaiteElizabeth WallaceRichard WalterWilliam WartinbeeNancy WeaverMaryLou WebsterMary Sue WechslerKaren WehnerJean WeillerHannah WeinbergDavid & Edris WeisGail WelchSusan Q. WertmanConni WheelerBonnie WhismanSusan WhitcombJo Ann WhiteSandra WhyteDeana WidderLila Wol WilkinsonLinda WilliamsSusan WilliamsonCathy WilsonJulie & Eric WirtanenRoberta WladisJames & Ann WolcottSheila WolfRobert WoodsArcher WrightLynn WrightJohn YahnerJohn YahresLynne YeannakisLiz YerkesJanet K. YoderJacqueline L. YoungMaryanne C. YoungZ FoundationThomas ZahnBarbara ZdraveckyLinda & Sheldon ZelizerBarbara Zelley

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THE FRIENDSHIP TRAINWestcoast Black Theatre Troupe is pleased to recognize our legacy donors as our “Friendship Train.” These donors have indicated in writing that WBTT is included in their estate plans. We are so grateful to them for ensuring that WBTT will touch the lives of young artists, students and patrons long into the future. If you would like to consider jumping on board, contact Julie Leach, Executive Director, at 941-366-1505.Bankston Family TrustCarol & Tom BeelerDan DentonMichael & Suzanne GladfelterRonald GreenbaumLen GumleyMarilyn HarwellBob JohnsonDarlene J. Kalada & Richard N. BryanPenelope KingmanLynne KoyAlan & Abbie KurlandRose Marie ProiettiLaurie RosinEva T. Slane

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Thank you for being a loyal patron of our live in-person and on-demand video performances. We are so grateful that you’re part of our WBTT family! We appreciate your patience as we continue to bring live performances back to our campus and our community, while ensuring the safety of you, our patrons, as well as our artists and sta.For the latest news about our 2020-2021 performances and events — including Light Up the Night, our Open-Air Concert Series, and Soul in the Garden, our 21st Anniversary Season outdoor and live-streamed gala at Selby Botanical Gardens November 13 — visit us at, and sign up there to receive our email updates if you aren’t getting them already. Our home page also has links to our social media pages, so you can sign up to follow us that way, too. We look forward to seeing you on campus, online or however you are able to join us. We love you! PHOTO: Evan Sigmund

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WBTT THEATRE1012 N. Orange Ave.Sarasota, Florida 34236Visit us online at: WESTCOASTBLACKTHEATRE.ORG941-366-1505OUR MISSION Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe was founded in December 1999 as a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Our mission has always been to produce professional theatre that promotes and celebrates the African American experience, attracts diverse audiences, supports and develops African American artists, and builds the self-esteem of African American youth. Tax-deductible gifts from generous individuals, businesses, and foundations underwrite WBTT’s annual operating budget. Your support helps to keep tickets aordable and provides funds to mentor new local talent and to develop high-quality productions. In addition, your gifts allow us to oer theatre experiences to an underserved population.Thank you!The Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe of Florida, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation. Federal Tax ID# 65-1040662. “A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800-435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.” REGISTRATION NO. CH17803