We are deeply saddened to share the news of the passing of Carol Green, WHAT’s Board President from 1999 – 210 and subsequently President Emerita. Under Carol’s leadership WHAT mounted its greatest production; the planning and building of our state-of-the-art year-round home, The Julie Harris Stage.
In 1999, Jeff Zinn and Gip Hoppe, invited Carol Green to join them on the Board of the Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater. The year before, Carol had concluded a 4-year term as President of Castle Hill, the Truro Center for the Arts. Shortly after, Jeff and Gip came to her and said “we think we really have to build a new theater.” “The Harbor Stage is too ‘iffy’. It is run down, it leaks, the lobby floods. It could go at any moment. Then we would have no theater, and it would take at least five years to raise the money and build a new theater. We ought to be pro-active and build a theater”. After years of fundraising and planning, the new state-of-the-art, year-round theater on Route 6 was opened in 2007.
Her love was archaeology and especially Israeli archaeology. In 1968, Carol started her business, Archaeological Tours of Israel a.k.a. Archaeological Tours, running tours to Israel and often working at excavations during the summer months. The Company grew and expanded and by 1973, she was running tours all over the world. She especially loved setting up the tours, finding professors and archaeologists to lead the tours, and filling them with interesting and intelligent participants.
In 1988, after 20 years, Carol sold the business and build a home on the Cape, becoming involved with Truro Center for the Arts. In 2010, after 10 years as President, Carol became President Emerita of WHAT. She continued to work in all areas of the theater, notably championing WHAT for Kids! and even appearing onstage in The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship.
We send our condolences to her family, friends, and everyone whose life she touched. We hold her memory in our hearts, and treasure her many contributions to our community.