what makes us tick & how to find us

we are Louise Salter & Rya Kihlstedt.

think Thelma & Louise. Butch & Sundance. Bonnie & Clyde.


—  About

Salter & Kihlstedt are ...

...a smart, funny, charismatic, astute, creative problem solving duo. They like to tell and share a good story, a great visual, and a very cold cocktail.


Louise SALTER is the artistic director of The Laboratory Arts Collective. She is also the Editor-in-Chief of their magazine. Salter produced and co-directed Twin Visions and received the 2016 Newport Beach Film Festival Award for outstanding achievement in filmmaking- short documentary. Salter likes nothing more than leafing through a thesaurus, cocktail in hand.


Rya KIHLSTEDT is also an actress most recently known for the 3rd season of CARDINAL, the upcoming HBO/Cinemax show JETT, as well as CHARMED and the upcoming season of THE HANDMAIDS TALE, you can add to that a few upcoming films and a lot more tv. She is an editor for The Laboratory Arts Magazine and throws a good dinner party, makes a strong pot of coffee, and regularly gets her hands dirty with ink and paint to keep herself busy on the side.


The duo met in Lauren Canyon and have been partners in crime ever since.





Booking + Press

—  Representation



The Laboratory Arts Collective
Los Angeles, CA, 90046
+1 213 447 5120





dearest Rya & Louise...

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