Born out of a desire for camaraderie and the need to practice our craft, The Lafayette Salon Series (est. 2009) was founded by Stewart Walker (born in Frankfurt, Germany), Jane Cortney (London, England), and Mac Brydon (San Diego, California). The three, colleagues and friends, set out to create an event where plays and screenplays are performed once a month.

The Salon (est. 2009) has hosted unrehearsed readings from over 130 writers, from every decade since the 1820s, and has used the talents of over 300 professional actors.

The Salon currently calls The Players Club in Gramercy home. The Salon summers at Swift Hibernian Lounge in NoHo.