Living Outside the Box


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Johnny Seitz shuffled through childhood as a severely symptomatic autistic child who avoided social interaction. But instead of becoming trapped in the proverbial box, Seitz found his key through the performing arts. Now an accomplished mime, author and life coach, Seitz is breaking the silence about the misunderstood disorder through a live mime-dance performance, God Does Not Make Garbage. With help from his wife Chris, Seitz uses music, dance and poetry to reveal the emotional intricacies of living with autism. This week, the duo brings their act to Tampa for a fundraiser to benefit Sydney's School for Autism. Sun., Oct. 8, 1 p.m., Friday Morning Musicale, 809 Horatio St., Tampa, $40 advance/$45 at door, 813-835-4591,

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