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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. But a few months later, we had to shut down during the run of our second show, Your Arms Too Short to Box with God, due to COVID-19.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.In October 2020, we cautiously began live performances again with Light Up the Night — outdoors, with safety measures in place to protect you, our patrons, as well as our performers, creative team and sta. After a break, we returned to our outdoor stage in February 2021, with the second run of Light Up the Night. We have some exciting plans for the spring and summer — including outdoor screenings and on-demand streaming of a new WBTT production of Pipeline, a riveting contemporary drama from Dominique Morisseau filmed on our stage, and the return of Sistas in the Name of Soul, my pull-out-the-stops tribute to the female R&B stars of the 1970s, including Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight, Tina Turner, Patti LaBelle and many others. Our outdoor stage, which proved so popular for Light Up the Night, will light up once again, this time to showcase the ladies! Details and a link to the ticket page for the event follow in this flip book. You’ll also learn about our COVID-19 safety precautions and patron guidelines for our live performances.We realize that masks and social distancing are not the ideal way to experience live theatre. But things are changing for the better, and we thank you for your patience and cooperation. 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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The performing arts raise spirits, provide joy, and spark inspiration for many in our community. We believe it is vital that the show go on, and that it does so as safely as possible. For the safety and condence of our performers and those attending our venues, we are requiring masks and social distancing for all joining us for live performances. Thank you for supporting the arts. We hope to see you soon!Photo: Sorcha AugustinePhoto: Matthew HollerPhoto: Cli RolesPhoto: Cli Roles

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Precautions and Procedures• Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe follows CDC guidelines. We have several certified COVID-19 safety ocers to inform our policies that are designed to protect our patrons, cast and crew and to minimize the chances of spreading the virus. • We have daily health checks and test our performers, musicians, crew members and sta regularly for the coronavirus. If anyone tests positive or comes into contact with someone who has tested positive, we instigate contact tracing and ensure that those individuals observe the current CDC-recommended quarantine period. If anyone feels unwell, they are asked not to come to our campus.• We employ a cleaning company to thoroughly sanitize and disinfect all surface areas daily, including seats and other areas patrons may touch. • Our HVAC systems are regularly maintained, and we have installed UV air scrubbers/purifiers throughout these systems in both of our facilities.• We require all patrons, performers and sta to wear facemasks at all times within the performance venue, and to observe social distancing. WBTT SAFETY GUIDELINES DURING COVID-19Ticketing, Arrival and Playbill Information• Ticket sales will be cut o two hours prior to all performances. Walk-up tickets will not be available.• Upon arrival, all patrons will have their temperature checked with a non-contact thermometer. Anyone with a temperature of 100.4 or higher will not be permitted to enter the venue.• There is one point of entry into the performance space, which is wheelchair-accessible, and two handicapped parking spaces next to the entry.• WBTT currently uses ticketless entry to prevent unnecessary physical contact. Please be prepared to give the name your order was purchased under to the box oce sta at the check-in point and supply a valid form of ID upon request.• There will be no physical playbills. Our season playbill is available electronically on our website and sent via email to ticket holders. Information will also be displayed on large screens at the venue.• No concessions will be available for purchase and food and drink are not allowed inside the seating area.We are looking forward to welcoming you back safely to WBTT’s performances. To ensure the safety of patrons, cast, and crew we have invested in safety enhancements and implemented many safety procedures.

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Seating and Safety Rules During Outdoor Performances• Outdoor performances will be approximately 90 minutes or shorter, performed without an intermission.• Seating capacity of the outdoor stage is 84 seats. Seats are arranged in groups of one or two and socially distanced for patron and sta safety. The stage area is 10 feet from the front row of seats.• WBTT sta will begin seating patrons 30 minutes prior to showtime. • Patrons are asked to refrain from congregating in public areas and to remain seated prior to and during the performance.• Everyone must maintain a 6-foot distance from anyone not in their party at all times.• Seats may not be moved outside of the circle you found them in.• While we encourage patron dancing during our outdoor concerts, we ask that this be kept inside your circle as well.• Hand sanitizer will be available at the entrance and other doorways. • Restrooms are located in our Education & Outreach Building adjacent to our outdoor stage and can be accessed by the sidewalk and courtyard.PLEASE NOTE: WBTT reserves the right to require a patron to leave if they do not abide by the mask rule and other safety rules noted above. If you are asked to leave, we will process a refund of your ticket purchase the next business day.Weather Cancellations• In the event that WBTT cancels a performance due to imminent bad weather earlier in the day, the cancellation will be posted on our website and and we will contact ticket-holders by email to facilitate a ticket exchange or refund.• If a performance is cancelled close to performance time or shortened due to weather, patrons may either exchange their ticket for another performance or receive a refund. While rain can come and go very quickly in our area, WBTT will make every attempt to present each performance even if rain is in the forecast.• Please dress seasonably for the outdoor performances. No outside heaters will be available during our shows.Thank you for abiding by these rules for everyone’s safety!

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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.Howard HarrisDoris Johnson, ChairMarian Moss, Vice ChairCheryl Anderson, TreasurerChris Caswell, JD, SecretaryMarvin AlbertAli BahajKitty 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-ChairCharlie 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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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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Light up the CREATED & DIRECTED BY NATE JACOBSCO-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 1, 2020PRESENTING SPONSORSDr. Phil & Suzan GaynesRose Marie ProiettiLEADING SPONSORSNancy & Tom FlanaganMike & Karen GardinerShelley & Sy GoldblattPat KordisLinda SteinbergerWESTCOAST 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.

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CO-SPONSORSDavid & Suzanne ArchAli & Gloria BahajBruce & Elaine BurtonDesigning Women BoutiqueAmb. Jeanette HydePenelope KingmanDavid Kotok & Christine SchlesingerSarasota MagazineRosa L. & Willie M. StanfieldFEBRUARY 12–MARCH 14, 2021PRESENTING SPONSORSShelley & Sy GoldblattLEADING SPONSORSMiles & Barbara CapronMike & Karen GardinerLight 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 JACOBSBACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!

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BY DOMINIQUE MORISSEAUPIPELINE“Pipeline” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.comPRESENTING SPONSORBenjamin Handelmanin Memory of Judith G. HandelmanNew WBTT production filmed live onstageScreening outdoorsAPRIL 24–MAY 2Streaming on demandMAY 1–23TICKETS ON SALE NOW!DIRECTED BY L. PETER CALLENDERThis project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.Paid 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.LEADING SPONSORSShelley & Sy GoldblattSidney & Mary HarrisHoward Millman &Carolyn MichelCO-SPONSORSDavid & Susan ArchHonorable Dennis W. Archer& Honorable Trudy DunCombeArcherLiza & Carl CarusoSandra & William FarrowMike & Karen GardinerBernice & Gary GiscombeGail & Bob Hetler in Honor ofL. Peter CallenderMichele Hooper & Lemuel SeabrookDr. Donald & Doris JohnsonDavid Kotok & Christine SchlesingerVirginia Lipton & Frank MalicksonMona RankinSarasota Magazine

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Paid 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.oulSistasin the Name ofLEADING SPONSORSNancy & Tom FlanaganRita Greenbaum in Memory of Ron GreenbaumMichele Hooper & Lemuel SeabrookKoman FamilyPat KordisLinda SteinbergerPRESENTING SPONSORSShelley & Sy GoldblattCO-SPONSORSVirginia & Ravi AkhouryHonorable Dennis W. Archer & Honorable Trudy Dun-Combe ArcherAli & Gloria BahajKitty & John CranorMike & Karen GardinerDr. Donald & Doris JohnsonDavid Kotok & Christine SchlesingerPatrick T. & Mary M. MulvaSarasota MagazineSusan StrausDr. Ray & Fran TaylorCREATED, ADAPTED AND DIRECTED BY NATE JACOBSLive and in person, outdoors at WBTTMAY 8-JUNE 6TICKETS ON SALE SOON!CREATED, ADAPTED AND DIRECTED BY NATE JACOBSLive and in person, outdoors at WBTTMAY 8-JUNE 6TICKETS ON SALE SOON!

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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 WBTTKenneth & Sarah GoldblattShelley & Sy Goldblatt*Gulf Coast Community Foundation*The Patterson Foundation*Dona & Sam Scott FoundationThe Wright FoundationARTISTIC DIRECTORS $20,000–$49,999Zella I. & Junius F. Allen Fund of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County*Ali & Gloria Bahaj*Steve & terry Clark*Kitty & John Cranor*Herald-Tribune Media Group*Penelope Kingman*Brock & Julie Leach* Lee & Lydia Rainer, Rainer’s Grace Donor Fund, A Donor Advised Fund of the U.S. Charitable Gift TrustSarasota Magazine*EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS $10,000–$19,999Judy AlexanderCheryl Anderson & Mike Springer & Executive Accounting Solutions*Lawrence Bacow & Adele Fleet BacowTom & 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 JellisonWilliam & Elizabeth Johnston*Pat KordisDavid Kotok & Cumberland Advisors*David Kotok & Christine Schlesinger*SEASON SPONSORSThank you to our family of donors for supporting WBTT’s 2020–2021 Season. We need you now more than ever!Includes Visionary Circle Donors, Production Sponsors, and Event SponsorsContributions received from January 1, 2020 through April 9, 2021*Denotes 5 years or more of continuous support

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Lynne Koy*Abbie Kurland in Memory of Alan KurlandJohn & Eilene Maupin Howard Millman & Carolyn Michel*Marian Moss*Park FoundationPaige Petersen & Curtis Jordan Rose Marie ProiettiJack & Proscilla Schlegel*Glenn & Jackie TiltonGregory & Debbie VincentCharles & Susan Wilson*PLAYWRIGHTS $5,000–$9,999Scott B. & Annie P. Appleby Charitable TrustDavid & Suzanne ArchHonorable Dennis W. Archer & Honorable Trudy DunCombe Archer*Bruce & Lisa BecksteinDr. Jody Beresford Dr. Robert MayerLiza & Carl Caruso*Jerome & Cynthia Davis*FCCI Insurance Group*Ron & Rita Greenbaum*Sidney & Mary HarrisMichele Hooper & Lemuel SeabrookThe Huisking Foundation, Inc.*JD ProductionsDonald & Doris Johnson*Jolan Foundation Corp.Steven Kalt & Robert Heeren* Carolyn Keystone & Jim Meekison*The Koman FamilyJoan J. Mathews Charitable Fund of Gulf Coast Community Foundation*Marie McKee & Robert ColeJonathan & Michelle Mitchell Linda MondaPatrick & Mary MulvaDaniel Nalven & Barbara Jacobs-NalvenDorothy O’Brien & Dick AntoineJay PoppeKen Schneier & Cynthia CraigRobert & Teresa Simmons*Rosa L. & Willie M. StanfieldLinda Steinberger*Roland & Linda Thornton*Suzanne WalterDr. Bernard & Lois Watson & The William Penn Foundation*F. Joseph WilsonBliss & Maryanne YoungDIRECTORS $2,500–$4,999Marvin Albert*Ravi & Virginia AkhouryPeg Allen & Steve Dixon*Amazing WBTT SupportersDouglas & Carolyn Anderson*Artefact Design, Inc.*Phil Baker & Steve GrahamRichard BarrieDonald H. & Barbara K. Bernstein Family FoundationJerry & Helga Bilik*Carolyn BlumJanice BoltMarty & Barbara Bowling*Murray Bring & Kay Delaney*Charles & Theresa BrownBruce & Elaine Burton*Miles & Barbara Capron*Al & Faye CastrucciChris & Patricia Caswell* Dave & Elaine Charney*Dr. Eldi & Denise DeschampsAnonymousThomas & Elizabeth DubbsLeon & Marge Ellin* William & Sandra FarrowJim & Angela Freeman*Gary & Bernice GiscombeWerner & Karen GundersheimerGail & Bob Hetler*Amb. Jeanette Hyde*Joel Howard & J. Tracy TuckerTed & Jean Ingersoll Dr. Jaih & Kimberly Jackson*Judith Kahn*Valda KayeJames & Pauline KennedyMargie Nellum Lee*The Lewis Foundation & Sue Coyne*AnonymousC. Malachowski*Mr. & 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*AnonymousJohn Michael Page & Debra Flynt-Garrett Patricia PotterAndra & Irwin PressMona RankinBarbara Raphael*Marta Riordan & James BoyleMike Rosario & RoseBay International*SEASON SPONSORS

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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. WalterPeter & Judi WassermanDr. Ernest WerlinPaul & Kathie WestphelingCHOREOGRAPHERS $1,000–$2,499Norman & Christine AbbottGeorge & Jessica ArmstrongDonald & Cathy Baillie Beach Place Water AerobicsDr. Alfonso & Mrs. Brenda BelsitoLinda & Bill BerlinerJim & Linda BodycombMargaret Holt BurchLaTerry Butler*William & Debra Buttaggi*Claudia CardilloThe Martin D. Cohen Family Foundation*Jane ConnerGene & Linda CrumpDeline Charitable FoundationBill & Donna DooleyDouglas & Wilma EdenJudy FialaLinda A. FiorelliLarry & Shane Fishman Stu & Rhoda FriedmanGeorgia Institute of Technology In Honor of Charlayne Hunter-GaultJulia & Steve GoldbergThe Albert Goodstein Family FoundationLarry Green & Dorothy Libron-GreenMark & Janet Hammer*Noel & Terry Hefty in Honor of Howard MillmanChristine Jennings*Amb. James Joseph & Mary Braxton Joseph*Darlene Kalada & Richard Bryan*Marie & James KeeneyEdward Keon & Pat Kennelly*Carl Koenig & Constance Sanders*Richard & Marianne KoernerLenny & Susan Landau*Howard & Alison MadsenJames & Ellen MarseyDavid & Rebecca MarshSteve & 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 RyderSEASON SPONSORS

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Sarasota County Bar Association Diversity and Inclusion Fund at the Community Foundation of Sarasota CountyRevs. William Shulz & Beth GrahamDavid Shapiro, Shapiro Delgado LawDavid & Robin Shapiro*Jerey & Barbara ShiverPat Steck*Peter & Fern TavalinJanet TraubMichael & Mirian WeirPaul Welch FundJackie Woods*Ron & Geri YonoverMary ZabinJanice ZarroJudy Zuckerberg & George KoleDESIGNERS $500–$999Barbara & Ron Archbold Maria BartlettTony & Irene BrittSusan Buck*Gordon & Diane CarterSam & Pam Citron Neal ColtonJudith Compher* in Memory of Keen CompherJean CooperHenry & Julie DanielsonRaymond DaviesRoger & Sally EronJosephine Eisenberg*Edward Eliasberg Jr.Lucia FieldFrank & Barbara FleischerTom & Barbara GardnerThe Leila & Steven M. Gompertz Donor Advised Fund in Memory of Michael Gompertz*Marvin & Anne GreeneGeorge & Elizabeth HallLorna HardEdward & Karen HaslerToby Kaulkin in Honor of Shelley & Sy GoldblattGerald KilanoskiPhilip & Nancy KotlerSteven Krause*David & Lucie LapovskyValerie LawJohn & Joan LeachGreg LeamingMelvy Erman LewisMaureen Maguire & Doug Kuperman*William & Elaine McClure*Gunter & Anita MrotzekCharlie MunnSteven NeumeisterPat OlesenWiley & Fran OsbornAlan & Sunny Pervil*Ann Hobson Pilot & Prentice Pilot*Rebecca PrestonDennis Rees & Felice Schulaner*Willie & Coralease RuR. William SchrimpfBarry & Nancy ShapiroMichael Shelton* Jerey Smith & Deborah MixCynthia SmythRenee & Bill StevensMichael VeonTheodore WagenaarDeborah WasmundSalten Weingrod Family Fund at the Rhode Island Community FoundationMichael WeirChuck & Sheila Weiss*Gerald & Nancy WrightSTAGE HANDS $35–$499Francine AchbarCheryl AdelmanDeborah AdlerStuart & Barbara AferiatGeorge AllisonAmity Brothers Coee “Providing Coee, Creating Culture”Constance Anderson*Anne AndornJanet Andres Emily Sperling ArchackiMeghan ArnoldCarol ArscottDavid ArtzerounianMichael ArumNoreen BachorskiJerom & Barbara BaderPatricia & R.E. BaerPamela & Steven BakerDr. Bruce BallardRoberta BananSylvia BarberDale BaroneKris BarryRichard Belle & Marie PogozelskiCarolyn Benedict-DrewBarbara Benjamin & Carol ProcterEmil & Alice Beran*Richard & Charlotte BermanCynthia BernardinAllan & Linda BirdyLynn Blackledge Paul BlankmanCookie Bloom*Alan & Sandi BorenkindArthur BoyceSusan BoydCharlene BoykinsEdward BraddockLeanna BreeseIrene & Anthony BrittSunny Brownrout*SEASON SPONSORS

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THIS LIGHT OF MINEThe Making of the Westcoast Black Theatre TroupeThis Light of Mine: The Making of the Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe is produced by WEDU PBS in partnership with the Community Foundation of Sarasota County with generous funding from the George J. & Alice Pugh Donor Advised Fund. Photo by Sorcha AugustineThis riveting one-hour documentary explores the struggles and triumphs of the 20-year journey of Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, from its nomadic beginnings to its renovated theatre arts center in downtown Sarasota. Facing the challenges of COVID-19 in 2020, WBTT created new ways to bring its messages to patrons with outdoor performances and streaming videos, while awaiting its return to indoor performances. Featuring interviews and performance excerpts, This Light of Mine is a must-see for friends and supporters of WBTT. NOW STREAMING

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SEASON SPONSORSKathryn BucklesJudy BuaHenry Bundles & Helen BarkerKathryn Buckles in Honor of Teresa Simmons’ BirthdayRebecca BurnsCarol ButeraPaula ButlerBetty CahallJames & Clemmie CashAdrianne CadyJanet & Phil CadyEdward Cantor & Rise SiegelJudy CarnalPatricia Cerefice*David & Edie ChaifetzAlan ChalfinMichael ChinskeyPatricia ChristiansenNancy ConnellyKathleen CotyStephen CraigAlan & Susan CraterNancy CurtisGeorge DavisStephen DelmanKathleen Denning* Ellen DepelteauRobert & Christine Deutsch*Anita DeVineLinda DiDonatoDennis DionneRonald & Ruth DuboisMarcia EisenbergLinda & John ElliSusan EllisRobert & Sandra EndresLorene EriksonThomas EspositoKathleen FaughtJohn FergusonScott & Cady Ferguson Sandy FinkLinda FischerLarry FishmanRobert & Jacqui Fitzgerald*Theo FletcherMike & Judy Fogarty*Rick & Lorraine FoltzHerbert FoxCarol FranklinHoward & Carole FriedmanHoward FuchsLonnetta GainesLinda GarvinLarry GavensJudith Boyers GeeIlene GelberEverett & Mary GendlerCharles & Leslie GerhardtRobert & Anne GermainRichard & Abby Gerrity*Herman & Wanda Gilbert* Spencer GlassRoz Goldberg*Michael GordonJean GramagliaMarilyn GravesEric GreenbergJerry GrensJo Ellen & Stephen Grossman*Stacey Price Grossman in Honor of Teresa Simmons’ BirthdayJean GrussingRose GschwendtnerJeanne Guertin-PotoJohn HabbertCarol HallingerJerry HamovitSteve & Jane HandleyLisa HartLisa HartmanCarol HartzNorman HatterGeorge & Felice Hedge Laura HendersonAnne HeynsPenny HillCecelia Horwitz Dale Horwitz*David & Anne HowardBertram HubermanJanis IanDr. Jerey JanoAngela JarrarLinda JeneweinKathleen JenkinsRobert Jenkins Roxie JerdeJoan JohnsonManuel Johnson Michelle JonesPatricia & Thomas JonesJunior League of SarasotaAlyssia Lazin KapicBella Kaplan & Paul DahlstrandMichael Karsen Sheila KasdanLaurie KassmanLoretta Katz In Honor of Shelley & Sy GoldblattAnn KennyE. King Robin Klein-StraussEdward G. “Ted” KlineKaren KoenigRuth KornmanEllen Kramer & Arthur KeyserLee KrompartArlene KrygerVictoria KupecSusan LadwigJonathan LandsbergMargo LaneLucy LapidesMarilyn LapidusSophia LaRusso*Cathy LaytonJoshua LeachKaren & John Lesky*Lewis LevineArlene LewisBob & Susan LewisJohn & Helen LiMarziSara LittleAndrew LongJoan LovellBenjamin LuczakLauren Luke

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SEASON SPONSORSSam & Sue Luten Gloria LundyRuth & Andy MaassWarren MajorDonald Malawsky & Teresa Koncick*Mary Ann MaleHelen McBean*Jane McCormackPatricia McGrathEdith McGuireKathleen McKownRichard MeanyJames & Jane MendittoSamara MichaelsonCharlotte MillerJean MillerKaren & Richard MillerRobert & Sharon MillerPatricia MireNancie & Stuart Mishlove in Honor of Teresa Simmons’ BirthdayDr. Roger & Myrna MorrisJoel & Beverly MorrisonSusan MurphyMichael & Cindy NashNetwork for GoodMichael NicolaiKent NoelJudy NofsKevin NorthNancy OdehJames & Judith O’DonnelJoan OhlsonBernadette Ohran Alan OrenbergRay & Sandra OrlandiDebbie OrthDale OttermanSue PalmerDiana PaverBertha PersonErika PetersonKrista PizzurroFrank & Jeanette PlanesKathy & Mike PlunkettDavid & Marilyn PowellRebecca PrestonWalter & Marilyn ProutyMichael RanahanJames RedaNancy Riney Rock on Floors, Inc.Katherine RoseLaurie Rosin*Judith RosnerLynne Ross* Jonathan & Barbara RyderRobert & Hedria Saltzman*Joyce SamburskyDiane SamuelsDr. William & Diane SarnatDavid ScheinertRonald & Gail SchimelArlene SchlerJane SchroederKenneth SchumanRuth & Harvey ScribnerLisa Seidensticker Kimberly Sewell Anne ShackmanBarry & Nancy ShapiroRonald & Mary ShapiroCaryl SheeldCarl & Roberta SheerNancie-Lynn Sheldon-Martin & David MartinWanda ShortLinda & Dick Silverman Dr. Hugh Smith & Dr. Marsha Kindall-SmithCynthia SmythEsta SniderWendy StarrDiane SteinbrinkBrentney StephensRoger & Harriet StephensonBarbara StevensMax & Sue SupicaBonnie SussmanEdward & Claudia SwanCarolyn Syphax-YoungAnn SyringLarry & Pat ThompsonMichael ThompsonMeredith TolsdorfLana TurnerLynn Turner Bryan TroutmanVictoria UrbanJim & Gay VencillDavid & Monica Verinder in Honor of Jonathan MitchellHolly VincentAnthony VlahidesAbby WaddillCarlotta WebbDr. & Mrs. Paul WeinerElla WilliamsChristopher & Nancy WinshipRobert WitkopNancy WoodruJohn YahresSharon YarlasConrad Wagner Loni ZeichnerBruce Zeitlin

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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 April 9, 2021$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 Jim & Charlie Ann Syprett 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 Amara

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James AmatoEladio & 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 FineganSandra FinkHEART & SOUL CAMPAIGN DONORS

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Berta 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 HensonSusan & William HerringAlfred J. Herschede & E. Marcia SheridanHEART & SOUL CAMPAIGN DONORS

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Anne & 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. LelandLeonard & Kathleen LesjakDawn LewisHEART & SOUL CAMPAIGN DONORS

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Helen & 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 RoseDr. Ron & Roz RosenthalJudy & Ira RosnerNancy RoucherHEART & SOUL CAMPAIGN DONORS

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HEART & SOUL CAMPAIGN DONORSBarbara 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 special events, 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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PHOTO: Evan SigmundLOOKING FORWARD TO brINgINg uP thE LIghtsIN OUR THEATRE AGAIN!westcoastblacktheatre.org941-366-15051012 N ORANGE AVE, SARASOTAWBTT Founder/Artistic Director Nate Jacobs, troupe members and Stage of Discovery students celebrate the grand opening of the Gerri Aaron & the Aaron Family Foundation Theatre Building, Feb. 10, 2020. Photo by Sorcha Augustine

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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