BEAUTY LOVE TRUTH Saturday, June 8, 2013 at 8pm with COMMON PRAYER (feat. Jason Sebastian Russo/Tara Autovino) at Standard Toykraft

A revolving cast of some of the best improvisers come to improvise a play inspired in the moment by the guest musician. That’s Beauty Love Truth!

NEXT SHOW: Saturday, June 8, 2013 at 8pm with musical guest COMMON PRAYER (feat. Jason Sebastian Russo/Tara Autovino)

[Read the Q&A by Kaitlin Fontana here!]


CourtPie Photography

and this amazing cast of improvisers:

Cast for June 2013 show.
Cast for June 8, 2013 show.

Kaitlin Fontana (the PIT’s BODYHEAT, the Magnet Theater’s Breakfast for Dinner, Buckshot N Benny)
Matt Higgins (Centralia, Burn Manhattan)
Shannon Manning (Second City, IO, UCB, “Conan”)
Doug Moe (“Doug Moe is a Bad Dad,” UCB’s MOTHER, “30 Rock,” “Conan”)
Louie Pearlman (“Billy on the Street”, Story Pirates, Spidey Project)
Andy Schneeflock  (Story Pirates, 4Squares Improv, “Robocamp” “Boardwalk Empire”)
Lauren Ashley Smith (Story Pirates, Featherweight)
Sean Taylor (Magnet Junior Varsity, Spotlight, Pizza Month, Variety Underground)

Maggie Serota (photo by Mindy Tucker)
Maggie Serota (photo by Mindy Tucker)


Plus an introduction by Maggie Serota (Low Times podcast, The Onion AV Club, Radar, NY Press, Philadelphia Weekly)


All this, plus drinks and a hang before and afterwards…for $10. (Donations welcome!)


Standard Toykraft 722 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, New York. L to Graham or G to Metropolitan.





BEAUTY LOVE TRUTH Press Release June 8, 2013




IMPROV FOR POETS AND GENIUSES. An improv workshop for everybody.

Beauty Love Truth performers in ACT ONE at the PIT Sun, Oct 7th at 8pm

Some of us are performing in a showcase of one-act improvised plays called ACT ONE. PIT Sun, Oct 7th at 8pm 123 East 24th St. btw Park and Lex.
Kirk Damato, Shannon Manning, Louie Pearlman, Branson Reese, and Mary Regan.
Musical guest TBA.

Beauty Love Truthers on WBAI Cat Radio Cafe on Monday, July 9, 2012

Garry Goodrow, Ed Illades, Shannon Manning, Chris Mills will be on Janet Coleman and David Dozer’s radio program Cat Radio Cafe on WBAI on Monday, July 9, 2012 2-3pm. We will be talking about Beauty Love Truth, Del Close and improv theater in general!

Garry was in The Committee, which created Harold with Del and will improvise in the next show Beauty Love Truth with Bob Dorough at Peoples Improv Theater. Ed Illades is a regular cast member of Beauty Love Truth who studied at IO Chicago. Chris Mills is a regular BLT musician and now improviser, having just performed in UCB’s Del Close Marathon. Shannon Manning studied with Del and is the creator and coproducer/codirector with Louie Pearlman of the current run of Beauty Love Truth.

Cat Radio Cafe with Janet Coleman and David Dozer on WBAI.
PART II mp3 download (starts at 5 minutes in.)


Beauty Love Truth in regular monthly run!

We are thrilled to announce that Beauty Love Truth will be the last Thursday of every month at 8pm at PIT starting May 31!


THU MAY 31 @ 8PM – Mainstage
THU JUNE 28 @ 8PM – Mainstage
THU JULY 26 @ 8PM – Mainstage
THU AUG 30 @ 8PM – Mainstage
THU SEPT 27 @ 8PM – Mainstage

Beauty Love Truthers in “Ask Roulette” show at Housing Works November 29 at 7pm.

November 29, 2011 at 7pm. Beauty Love Truthers Kirk Damato, Elana Fishbein, Nick Kanellis, Shannon Manning, Louie Pearlman, and Mary Regan are doing an improv set inspired by audience members’ questions and answers in”Ask Roulette” at Housing Works November 29, 2011 at 7pm. SoHo, New York

RSVP here!

The show will feature guest answerers
+ Brooke Gladstone of WNYC’s On the Media
+ Baratunde Thurston, comedian and digital director for The Onion
+ The New Yorker’s Lizzie Widdicombe
+ AJ Jacobs, editor at large of Esquire and author of My Life as an Experiment: One Man’s Humble Quest to Improve Himself
And, as usual, you’ll get a chance to ask your questions too; there will be improv from the folks at Sparkle Television; and beer.

First Episode Shot!

We shot the first episode in Brooklyn on April 3, 2009 with Greg Peterson as musical guest and party guests:

Bob Acevedo, Shawn Amaro (also camera), Siobhan Bohnacker, Emily Bryan, Kirk Damato, Taylor Davis, Phil Dray, Emily Flake, Angus Johnston, Jess Lane, Shannon Manning (also camera), Tiffany Morningstar, Griffin Newman, John Pastore, Louie Pearlman, Alexis Saarela, Maria Scheider, Lianne Smith.

Currently editing- it will be posted soon. Here are some screen captures (keeping the colors secret!)