So, I jsut joined, and cruised around all over reading lots of threads, and got even more confused!!! So, I hope that some of the very nice people that seem to post regularly here will help out!
My D is a "senior", although she's had a very alternative education road. She is 17, was homeschooled from 11-16, and now is in an alternative high school without grades. She's highly kinesthetic, very ADHD, and has the special somtehing that makes you want to watch her on stage :) She is smart, just not book smart. She has extnesive experience with Shakespeare (Young Shakespeare Players in Madison, WI), but not much else in acting experience. She knows she wants to be an actress, and probalbly isn't strong enough in singing/dancing to do MT.
So, she probalbly won't graduate on time. She is thinking of taking a super senior year at high school, and then taking a year to get an acting coach and working in local productions.
My questions are
1) Are there BFA programs that take kids that are not right out of high school?
2) Any advice on excellent conservatory programs, so she can skip the academic piece that she isn't interested in anyway?
3) How do you find an acting coach in a smallish midwestern city?
I know I'll come up with more, but for right now, that's what I can think of!
Thanks in advance for any advice and help offered, you all seem like such an amazing community, and very supportive! I am so happy to have found this forum!