MASQ

About This Project

I’ve been the Creative Director for MASQ since it’s inception in 2013 and also is one of the segment choreographers. This annual sold out masquerade event is a benefit for The LGBT Center in New York City and is presented by The Center’s Young Leaders Council. MASQ has been featured in Advocate.com’s HOT SHEET listing their weekly top-ten LGBT entertainment and events. Past themes have included Burlesque, Circus, Brazil’s Carnival,  Vaudeville, Baroque, and Haus of MASQ featuring NYC’s legendary ballroom culture.

Credits

Creative Director/Segment Choreographer:
Jim Cooney

Venue:
The Grand Ballroom at The Williamsburg Hotel (2019)
The McKittrick Hotel (2018)
The Diamond Horseshoe (2017)
The Bowery Hotel (2013-2016)

Costumes:
Heather Carey (2019)
DW Withrow (2014-2018)
The NYC LGBT Center (2013-2014)

Hair/Makeup:
L’Oreal  (2018-2019)
Chaundra Revier (2015-2017)
The NYC LGBT Center (2013-2014)

Sets:
The Grand Ballroom at The Williamsburg Hotel (2019)
The McKittrick Hotel (2018)
The Diamond Horseshoe (2017)
Paul Tate DePoo III (2015-2016)
Clark Parkan (2014)

Lighting:
Benji Kayne (2014-2016, 2019)
The McKittrick Hotel (2018)
The Diamond Horseshoe (2017)

Photos:
Jim Cooney and
The NYC LGBT Center