News: Young Woman with Autism Stars, Choreographs, and Directs Musical

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011 - 10:04

Savannah Damoth, while on stage is a singer, actor, and dancer, but when off-stage she’s more introverted. Savannah has high-functioning autism, but that doesn’t stop her from starring in Urinetown, a musical being produced by Outside the Box Theatre Guild in Michigan. Her mom explains that Savannah’s theatre involvement has “transformed her.” Her cast members are familiar with her “quirkiness” and accept her for her talents. When she choreographs a number, she has fellow actors help her interpret her vision into reality. So far she has participated in Little Shop of Horrors, stars in Urinetown, and will star in Hairspray.

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