Megan Cooper, Founder and Curator   Megan Cooper founded The Salon in July of 2015 and is enjoying the opportunity to mix all of her passions at once. When not focusing on The Salon, she is an actor, director and singer. Her work has been seen at La Mama and The Public's Under the Radar Festival and with companies such as Peculiar Works Project and Ashes Company, regionally and in many festivals around town. She is a company member of Victor Herbert Renaissance Project, The Shaw Project and The Killington Shakespeare Retreat. Megan is a proud member of AEA, SAG/AFTRA and an associate member of SDC.   

Megan Cooper, Founder and Curator

Megan Cooper founded The Salon in July of 2015 and is enjoying the opportunity to mix all of her passions at once. When not focusing on The Salon, she is an actor, director and singer. Her work has been seen at La Mama and The Public's Under the Radar Festival and with companies such as Peculiar Works Project and Ashes Company, regionally and in many festivals around town. She is a company member of Victor Herbert Renaissance Project, The Shaw Project and The Killington Shakespeare Retreat. Megan is a proud member of AEA, SAG/AFTRA and an associate member of SDC.

 

  Drew Bolander, Assistant Curator   Drew Bolander is a General Practitioner of theatre who's has acted, sung, danced, directed, produced, stripped, and contorted all around NYC, the US, and Europe.  He is a nature lover, history buff, and Shakespeare fanatic deeply committed to inducing art and culture at a grass-roots level.  He was last seen on Broadway buying a pretzel. 

Drew Bolander, Assistant Curator

Drew Bolander is a General Practitioner of theatre who's has acted, sung, danced, directed, produced, stripped, and contorted all around NYC, the US, and Europe.  He is a nature lover, history buff, and Shakespeare fanatic deeply committed to inducing art and culture at a grass-roots level.  He was last seen on Broadway buying a pretzel. 

  Lauren Sullivan, Executive Director   Lauren Sullivan is a professional freelance dramaturg recently relocated to New York City. She is pursuing her MA in Theatre History and Criticism at Brooklyn College. She formerly worked as Literary Manager and Dramaturg for the B Street Theatre and California Stage Theater Co of Sacramento, CA, and is a proud member of the Literary Members and Dramaturgs of the America. Lauren is happy to have found a community that shares her passion for honest curiosity, diversity, free expression, and unbounded thought. She looks forward to building and expanding The Salon's bright future.

Lauren Sullivan, Executive Director

Lauren Sullivan is a professional freelance dramaturg recently relocated to New York City. She is pursuing her MA in Theatre History and Criticism at Brooklyn College. She formerly worked as Literary Manager and Dramaturg for the B Street Theatre and California Stage Theater Co of Sacramento, CA, and is a proud member of the Literary Members and Dramaturgs of the America. Lauren is happy to have found a community that shares her passion for honest curiosity, diversity, free expression, and unbounded thought. She looks forward to building and expanding The Salon's bright future.

  Raquel Quinones-Rivera, Assitant Curator

Raquel Quinones-Rivera, Assitant Curator

  Hank H. Kim, Co-host   Silvery Ghosts is the nom de guerre of Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Hank Kim.  In 2014, Silvery Ghosts released  Love & Other Ephemera , a musical meditation on the notion of impermanence.  The album combines elements of modern electronic music and programming with traditional instruments like piano and acoustic guitar as well as touches of Eastern sounds including the Saz (a Turkish 7-Stringed lute with the intonation of a mandolin).   Love & Other Ephemera  follows the previous releases of two full-length records over the past decade,  Blue Alibi  and  Notorious Rainproof Smile . 

Hank H. Kim, Co-host

Silvery Ghosts is the nom de guerre of Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Hank Kim.  In 2014, Silvery Ghosts released Love & Other Ephemera, a musical meditation on the notion of impermanence.  The album combines elements of modern electronic music and programming with traditional instruments like piano and acoustic guitar as well as touches of Eastern sounds including the Saz (a Turkish 7-Stringed lute with the intonation of a mandolin).  Love & Other Ephemera follows the previous releases of two full-length records over the past decade, Blue Alibi and Notorious Rainproof Smile

  Richard Gross, Sound Engineer   Richard Gross has been active as a musician in New York City for the last 26 years, playing a variety of instruments and musics. He has studied recorder with Ken Wollitz and banjo with Tony Trischka. Richard plays banjo and sings in the band Fist of Kindness. He also mixed their latest release, The Beast Within. He has more recently attempted acting, appearing in numerous stage productions with the Medicine Show Theatre and the Van Reipen Collective.

Richard Gross, Sound Engineer

Richard Gross has been active as a musician in New York City for the last 26 years, playing a variety of instruments and musics. He has studied recorder with Ken Wollitz and banjo with Tony Trischka. Richard plays banjo and sings in the band Fist of Kindness. He also mixed their latest release, The Beast Within. He has more recently attempted acting, appearing in numerous stage productions with the Medicine Show Theatre and the Van Reipen Collective.