The Q Ball: Get Your Heart On

March 23, 2019 at HIP at the Flashlight Factory


Video by Liz Barentine

Thank you for joining us for our 2019 Q Ball! Check out our gallery of photos and stay tuned to see what’s in store for next year.

All of us at Quantum Theatre invited you to explore the enduring power of love. The impish forests of Shakespeare’s lovers, the hazy dens of the 1960s, and the dark ether of the future invited guests to experience love in all its forms in an evening of intimate performance among confidantes and courtesans.

VIP’s delighted in the joyful sounds of the Afro Yaqui Music Collective, discovered entrancing and ephemeral performances, enjoyed exquisite food from Kate Romane’s Black Radish Kitchen, and imbibed specially crafted cocktails. Cupid turned a blind eye as we danced the night away with DJ Big Phill (@djbigphill) and Quantum’s own unique nod to the dizzying and euphoric powers of love.

Q Ball Chairs
Pam and Ken McCrory, Shelly Pagac and Drew Barnes, Erica and Jason Snyder

Dance Party Chair
Laura Bunting

Host Committee
Bevin Baker, David Bennett, Karla Boos and Joël Le Gall, Yvonne Campos, Tracy Certo, Kate Colligan, Stacey Dowdon and Scott Hare, Leslie Dutchcot, Philip Ferland and Doug Nolder, Kate Freed and Jack Brice, Veronica and Jeff Harris, Vicki Horne, Carole King and Chip Burke, Christiane Leach, Maggie McDonald and Russ Schuh, Tara and Patrick McElfresh, Tony Mengine and George Kontos, Jerry Morosco and Paul Ford Jr., Leah Mycoff and Philip Bartels, Torey Naylor and Dick Beuke, Erica Pietranton and Emily Wagner, Colleen Pietrusinkski, Jessica Quinn-Horgan and John Horgan, Vesna Rapic Otrin, Debra and Manny Reich, Caryn Rubinoff and Craig Dunham, Rachel Trunk, Tammy and Rick Tsai

Dance Party
Joseph Ashenden and Brian Pope, Nico Bernstein, Paige Borak, Shannon Knapp, Michael McBurney, Sarah McPartland, Nick Stamatakis, Zev Woskoff

Thank you to our silent auction donors:

Anna Singer
Donald Kortlandt
Cory Rockwood
Save Maxo Vanka
Allegheny Coffee &Tea Exchange
Contemporary Craft
Murphy McCulloch
Allegheny Artisan
Quantum Spirits
The Pittsburgh Savoyards
Hotel Indigo
Kelly Strayhorn Theatre
Pittsburgh Glass Center
Los Sabrosas
Texture Contemporary Ballet
Bar Marco
Heinz History Center
Mountaineer Casino Racetrack & Resort
SanaView Farms
Jason Snyder Photography
Cindy Lee Design
The Frick
Carnegie Museums

The Children’s Museum
Union Standard
Pittsburgh Opera
Pittsburgh Festival Opera
City Theatre
New Hazlett Theater
Attack Theatre
Pittsburgh New Works Festival
12 Peers Theatre
The Pittsburgh Public Theater
Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium National Aviary
Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera
Pittsburgh Playwrights
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Bricolage Production Company
PICT Classic Theatre
Off The Wall Productions
Chatham Baroque
Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble
Park Bruges
Resonance Works

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
Pip & Lola’s Everything Homemade
Pittsburgh Classic Players
Barebones Productions
Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures
Throughline Theatre Company
The Bach Choir of Pittsburgh
Mattress Factory
Stage Right
River City Brass
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Pittsburgh Pirates
Pittsburgh Advertising Federation
Ron Copeland
Bruce Crocker
Tarot with Rebecca Bloom
Bog Market
Chestnut Hills Dental
Shelly Pagac
The Wheel Mill Venture Outdoors
City of Asylum
City of Asylum Books

Special thanks to Digibooths, who provided a selife booth for guests to take fun-filled pics. They are the go-to when it comes to booking a photo booth in Pittsburgh!

Q Ball Sponsors:

Cupid’s Consorts

Vivian and Bill Benter

The Burke Family

Amorous Angels

Theresa Colecchia and Christian Lebiere

Stacey Dowden and Scott Hare

Philip Ferland and Doug Nolder

Laura and Chet Fisher

Carole King and Chip Burke

Gail and Steve Mosites

Shelly Pagac and Drew Barnes

PCT logo black

Erica and Jason Snyder

Romantic Revelers

Kate Freed and Jack Brice

Vicki and Eric Horne

Kontos and Mengine Law Group

Colleen Pietrusinski

Carol and Gary Schurman

Colleen and Henry Simonds

Susan and Peter Smerd

Featured Spirits

VIP Food Provided By

Black Radish Logo

Black Radish Kitchen