In Memorium: Walt Witcover

Walt Witcover, who taught acting and scene study at HB Studio for over 25 years, died last year on November 15. Following service in World War II, Walt attended Cornell University receiving a BA and MA and then began a career as actor, director, and teacher, studying with such luminaries as Lee Strasberg, Curt Conway, and Herbert Berghof. In addition to teaching classes at HB in acting scene study and stage direction, Walt founded the Masterworks Laboratory Theatre in Brooklyn Heights where he staged a vast variety of productions, often involving HB Studio students and faculty. He had a profound impact upon hundreds of students here at HB and at the Actors Studio, the Stella Adler Studio, and at SUNY Purchase where he was a Professor of Theatre Arts. He will long be remembered and his memory will be cherished by all who had the good fortune to work with him.