FOUNDER & ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Nate Jacobs, Founder/Artistic Director
is a driving force in Florida's theater scene.
An actor, singer, comedian, playwright, composer, and director, he founded WBTT in December 1999.
This graduate of Florida A&M University
works extensively in the community training and mentoring youth in the performing arts.
has directed, acted, and written many shows.
has received numerous honors.
As a result of his
outstanding contributions to young people, the Sarasota County Branch NAACP Youth Council
as one of the 2012 Men of Valor.
In the spring of 2013, Nate
was inducted into Sarasota's Community Video Archives "Hall of Fame.
and the other five founding members of WBTT
were honored by Second Chance, Last Opportunity at its "Share the Light" luncheon in September 2014.
Biz (941) and La Guia magazines
the 2015 Unity Award Arts winner for being a champion of diversity.
Most recently, Nate
was honored at the 2015 National Black Theatre Festival with the prestigious "Larry Leon Hamlin Producer Award" for his
contributions to Black and American theatre.