Creative.Life.Support is responsible for the wide-range of philanthropic services offered in conjunction with Mr. Smalls Theatre and Recording Studio, providing learning, artist career development and professional opportunities for Pittsburgh area youth. Creative.Life.Support’s mission is to bring advanced technologies & opportunities in media arts to the hands of aspiring artists, musicians & creative professionals.
Started over 15 years ago by husband and wife team Mike Speranzo and Liz Berlin, Creative.Life.Support’s evolution into the non-profit arm of Mr. Smalls was a natural extension of their desire to share their resources of Mr. Smalls with artists in need and provide positive recreational activities for the youth culture of Pittsburgh. Mike Speranzo is a musician, producer, former pro-skateboarder, fearless entrepreneur and expert builder. Liz Berlin is a musician, producer, teaching artist, a manic workaholic, and a member of multi-platinum Pittsburgh band Rusted Root as well as several other musical projects. Their collaboration has harnessed their passion and desire to help area youth based on the culmination of their life experiences.
Since the year 2000 concerts at Mr. Smalls Theatre and Creative.Life.Support activities have brought approximately 1.5 million people into the Borough of Millvale. Through these efforts we have continually tried to revitalize and rejuvenate how we interact with our community and how our community interacts with us. Beneath the surface of all our efforts, is a desire to continually help and push our community forward, and to create a scene that could foster the next generation’s great artists.
For more information on Creative.Life.Support programs visit www.creativelifesupport.com