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Samual Hicks and Chairwoman of the Capital Campaign Doris Johnson

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe breaks ground on improvements

Monday, Jul. 10, 2017 |

Samual Hicks and Chairwoman of the Capital Campaign Doris Johnson

Board member Lois Watson and Karen Morgan

Monday, Jul. 10, 2017 |

Board member Lois Watson and Karen Morgan

Leon Campbell and Michael Springer

Monday, Jul. 10, 2017 |

Leon Campbell and Michael Springer

Lead donor for the capital improvement project Gerri Aaron takes a bow during the ground breaking program at Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe. It was announced that the theater building would be named for Aaron.

Monday, Jul. 10, 2017 |

Lead donor for the capital improvement project Gerri Aaron takes a bow during the ground breaking program at Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe. It was announced that the theater building would be named for Aaron.

Vice Mayor Liz Alpert stands next to Sarasota City Commissioner and former Mayor Willie Shaw as he addresses eventgoers.

Monday, Jul. 10, 2017 |

Vice Mayor Liz Alpert stands next to Sarasota City Commissioner and former Mayor Willie Shaw as he addresses eventgoers.

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Executive Director Julie Leach addresses WBTT donors and patrons.

Monday, Jul. 10, 2017 |

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Executive Director Julie Leach addresses WBTT donors and patrons.

Community Foundation of Sarasota County President and CEO Roxie Jerde laughs during the ground breaking program.

Monday, Jul. 10, 2017 |

Community Foundation of Sarasota County President and CEO Roxie Jerde laughs during the ground breaking program.

Audience members give Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Founder and Artistic Director Nate Jacobs a standing ovation before he addressed theater donors and patrons.

Monday, Jul. 10, 2017 |

Audience members give Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Founder and Artistic Director Nate Jacobs a standing ovation before he addressed theater donors and patrons.

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Founder and Artistic Director Nate Jacobs sings "How Great is Thy Faithfulness" before thanking theater patrons and donors.

Monday, Jul. 10, 2017 |

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Founder and Artistic Director Nate Jacobs sings "How Great is Thy Faithfulness" before thanking theater patrons and donors.

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Founder and Artistic Director Nate Jacobs thanks WBTT patrons and donors for their support of the theater's capital campaign.

Monday, Jul. 10, 2017 |

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Founder and Artistic Director Nate Jacobs thanks WBTT patrons and donors for their support of the theater's capital campaign.

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe summer campers preform for WBTT donors and patrons before the symbolic ground breaking.

Monday, Jul. 10, 2017 |

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe summer campers preform for WBTT donors and patrons before the symbolic ground breaking.

Derric Gobourne, Jamal Everett and Todd Bellamy perform with other Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe summer campers.

Monday, Jul. 10, 2017 |

Derric Gobourne, Jamal Everett and Todd Bellamy perform with other Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe summer campers.

Alitash Tafesse, Sasha Ocean and Maicy Powell along with other Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe summer campers preform for WBTT donors and patrons.

Monday, Jul. 10, 2017 |

Alitash Tafesse, Sasha Ocean and Maicy Powell along with other Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe summer campers preform for WBTT donors and patrons.

Cookie Bloom and Susan Straus

Monday, Jul. 10, 2017 |

Cookie Bloom and Susan Straus

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Executive Director Julie Leach, Sarasota City Commissioner Willie Shaw, City Commissioner Jennifer Ahearn Koch, Vice Mayor Liz Alpert and WBTT founder Nate Jacobs symbolically break ground.

Monday, Jul. 10, 2017 |

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Executive Director Julie Leach, Sarasota City Commissioner Willie Shaw, City Commissioner Jennifer Ahearn Koch, Vice Mayor Liz Alpert and WBTT founder Nate Jacobs symbolically break ground.

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe board members symbolically break ground on improvements to the theater's campus.

Monday, Jul. 10, 2017 |

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe board members symbolically break ground on improvements to the theater's campus.

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