Dear Quantum Theatre Community,

As of today (March 16, 2020), in an effort to follow socially responsible protocols for gatherings and events planned for the upcoming weeks, we have decided to postpone our 2020 Q-Ball, previously scheduled for April 18th.

Of course we will honor any desired Q Ball ticket refunds requested, but we hope our generous friends and supporters will consider keeping them and joining us when we are able to reschedule our annual event. We’ll do that as soon as we are able, and know how good it will feel to be together when it’s safe.

During the upcoming weeks we will closely monitor our city and county’s response to COVID-19, and will continue to update all ticket holders, stakeholders, and partners on the status of future Quantum Theatre events.

Please direct all additional questions to

Very truly yours,
Karla Boos

The Q Ball:
Circle of Enchantment


April 18, 2020 at THIS IS RED
6PM – 11PM

The Circle is Opening…

Quantum Theatre invites sages, sorcerers, satyrs, and all manner of fae folk to a preternatural circle of enchantment.
Step through the archway and be transformed.


6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

VIP’s will dine on the delectable from Kate Romane’s Black Radish Kitchen, and sip on signature Maker’s Mark elixirs crafted by Lo Bar’s most spirited alchemists. Mortals and immortals alike will feel the earth move from the sounds of Buffalo Rose and be transported by a slowdanger performance and video by José Muniain.

VIP Tickets: $200
(or upgrade to $250 and your additional generosity will support an artist to attend this year’s Q Ball and your valet parking for the evening will be magically manifested by us.)


8:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Our enchantment evolves into an otherworldly dance party with beats provided by formosa. Enjoy drinks and light bites until the spell is broken at 11:00 PM.

Dance Party Tickets $30 (2 drink tickets) or $50 (unlimited libations)



Will you be winged, robed, hooved, or horned? Are you shimmering in from another plane? Reveal your inner wizard. Come as you could be.

Don’t know what to expect at a Q Ball? Enjoy some of the highlights of last year’s celebration,
“The Q Ball: Get Your Heart On”.

Video by Liz Barentine

Q Ball Chairs
Waverly Duck, Amy Onyshko and Al Philp, Jessica Quinn-Horgan and John Horgan

Host Committee
Sam Badger, Bevin Baker, Karla Boos and Joël Le Gall, Yvonne Campos, Kate Colligan, Alan Crawford, Lynn and Chip Desmone, Stacey Dowdon and Scott M. Hare, Philip Ferland and Doug Nolder, Kate Freed and Jack Brice, Vicki and Eric Horne, Carole King and Chip Burke, Karey Kluesner and Pietro Bajona, Tracy and John Mahood, Patrice Matamoros and Fred Baldassare, Pam and Ken McCrory, Maggie McDonald and Russ Schuh, Tara and Patrick McElfresh, Leah Mycoff and Philip Bartels, Torey Naylor and Dick Beuke, Shelly Pagac and Drew Barnes, Debra and Manny Reich, Caryn Rubinoff and Craig Dunham, Stevie and Will Sheridan, Todd Smith, Ian Snapp, Erica and Jason Snyder, Jonathan Tai, Helene Weinraub and Geoffrey Clauss, Janis Burley Wilson, Zev Woskoff

Thank you to our silent auction donors:

Arcade Comedy Theater
12 Peers Theater
Ascend Pittsburgh
Bar Marco
Brew Gentleman
Casey Droege Cultural Productions
Chatham Baroque
Chestnut Hills Dental
Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh
City Theatre
Contemporary Craft
Contemporary American Theater Festival

East End Brewing Company
Hotel Indigo Pittsburgh East Liberty
Kelly Strayhorn Theater
Los Sabrosos Dance Co.
New Hazlett Theater
Pittsburgh Arts and Lectures
Pittsburgh Classic Players
Pittsburgh Festival Opera
Pittsburgh Glass Center
Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble – Theatre of  Music
Pittsburgh New Works Festival

Pittsburgh Opera
Pittsburgh Savoyards
Pittsburgh Steelers
Resonance Works Pittsburgh
Riverfront Theatre Company
Rivers of Steel Heritage Corporation
Ron Copeland
Superior Motors
Texture Contemporary Ballet
Voodoo Brewery
The Wheel Mill

Q Ball Sponsors:

Druid’s Circle

Vivian and Bill Benter

Carole King and Chip Burke

Magic Order

Gail and Steve Mosites

Laura and Chet Fisher

Philip Ferland and Doug Nolder

Amy Onyshko and Al Philp

Erica and Jason Snyder

Fae Spirits

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Rubinoff Realty Logo

Shelly Pagac and Drew Barnes

Kate Freed and Jack Brice

Debra and Manny Reich

Carol and Gary Schurman

Colleen and Henry Simonds

Susan Harris Smith and Philip E. Smith

Featured Elixirs


VIP Food Provided By

Black Radish Logo

Black Radish Kitchen

Media Sponsor