About This Event
Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe (WBTT) is pleased to present the eighth year of its annual Young Artist Program, through which Troupe members are able to showcase their talents with self-produced, one-person shows. The first Young Artist Program showcase of the 2021-2022 season, featuring 18-year-old student Astrid Victoria (well-known to WBTT audiences as Astrid McIntyre) is titled "Love Language: An Evening with Astrid Victoria." Two performances will take place Friday and Saturday, August 13 and 14 at 7:30 p.m. In "Love Language," which she describes as "a celebration of inspiration and retrospection," Victoria will share her great love for music through a selection of songs that she describes as integral to her development as an artist. She will also showcase the ways in which her favorite creators have influenced her own songwriting, with a small collection of original songs. Backing Victoria will be singers Michael Mendez and Canela Vasquez; the band will be James "Jay" Dodge II, bass, Matthew McKinnon, keyboards, Brad Foutch, guitar, and Mike Andrews, drums. Young Artist Program showcases take place at the WBTT theater, located at 1012 N. Orange Ave. in Sarasota. Audience capacity will be capped at 50% and masks are required to protect patron and performer health and safety.
Tickets are $27 general admission; sponsor tickets, which include reserved preferred seating and playbill recognition, are $102 (prices include ticket fees). Proceeds from ticket sales will help fund Victoria's education as she enters college this fall. Call the Box Office at 941-366-1505 or purchase tickets online at westcoastblacktheatre.org.