Claire Hunt

The latest addition to the newsletter committee passed this morning, November 18, 2013.

She was driving in to a load out call in Austin from her home in Cedar Creek around 3am when she was involved in a head on collision. A car in oncoming traffic crossed double yellow lines.

Claire, you were a wonderful friend, positive co-worker, and loving mother. You will be missed ~


Memorial service Monday, November 25th, 2013

McCullough Theatre
2375 Robert Dedman Drive
Austin, Texas 78712

There will be an mic available for speeches, and if anyone wants to play a number or two please contact Mike Malak at Texas Performing Arts. Stage Alliance will be providing refreshments.
If you want to help out with set up, please contact David Seb Boone at Texas Performing Arts.
If you can’t help with the set up but want to bring something, please bring a potted plant by 2pm to use for decoration. Claire loved nature and used to participate in plant/seed swaps. At the end of the event everyone who brought a plant can take a plant (other than the one they brought) to help with clean up.

Please keep in mind that parking at UT is very difficult.

Event schedule thus far:

This is what we have planned so far:

set-up. All are invited to help, but set-up will be minimal and no further hands should be needed.

House and Lobby opened to public. Please enter from the FRONT of the McCullough Theatre (not the back as stagehands typically do)

VERY casual event.

3pm – 4:30pm

Decorations will be provided by YOU with a PLANT SWAP dedicated to Claire’s love for plants: Bring a plant and at the end of the day take a plant home. – see Seb
Other decorations will be by Claire. If you have ANY of her art work, please bring to display. – see Seb
Book of Memories book. Sign, draw pictures, whatever. This will be given to Claire’s family.
Background music of Claire’s favorite songs – compiled by Clay Allison
“Socializing” – hang out and meet Claire’s friends and family
Refreshments – furnished by Stage Alliance
Donations to Claire’s Daughter’s college fund – see Mikela ( M Neko Cowan ) for details
Live music – performed by Alejandro
Other possible Live Music – see Mike Malak for details
Video / slide show of Claire, her art, and her life – see Mike Malak to submit pictures and video

Welcoming and Thank you’s
Speeches. Open mic to all who wish to speak, sing, dance, or whatever to share memories and stories about Claire. This is informal. No sign-up sheet. Take turns at the mic. – see Seb

? – 7pm
More “socializing”. See 3pm-4:30pm

Doors locked. Clean up begins.

For up to date information:


Claire always had a smile. -photo courtesy of Kenny Kuykendall
Claire always had a smile.
-photo courtesy of Kenny Kuykendall
Between scene shifts at Austin Lyric Opera's Don Carlo she created this in collaboration with other deck hands. -photo courtesy of Ryan Gallagher
Between scene shifts at Austin Lyric Opera’s Don Carlo she created this in collaboration with other deck hands.
-photo courtesy of Ryan Gallagher