Reality Hendrix is the Founder of Reality Kids, Inc. and serves as the CEO of this nonprofit organization. Founded in 2015 while still in high school, Reality knew early that she wanted to bring the Arts to urban and underserved communities.
Growing up, Reality would often tell her mother that she felt like she was in heaven when she would perform on stage. So, she brings her passion of Theater Arts to Reality. Growing up, she attended numerous performing arts camps and schools, including Sidney Lanier Vanguard for the Expressive Arts, W.E. Greiner Exploratory Arts Academy and the Black Academy of Arts and Letters. In her teen years, Reality attended Broadway Dreams, KD Studio and the National Theater Institute at the Eugene O'Neill Center.
Reality is excited to lead this nonprofit organization and continues to build partnerships with schools and communities to offer theater arts programs to support character development while sharpening musical theater skills.
Reality continues to perform throughout the United States in stage plays and musicals. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theater from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.
Reality Hendrix, Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Brandon Shreve, Teaching Artist
Brandon Shreve is a graduate from Drake University with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre and a Bachelors of the Arts in Rhetoric, Media, and Social Change. Most recently, he directed his original play Seawall which safely premiered in Drake University’s Mainstage Season 2020-2021; he currently has three other completed original plays, and four more in the works. He was recently on the directing staff at Mainstage Classic Theatre for the past five years directing and choreographing for both youth and adult productions such as Seussical, Thoroughly Modern Millie, High School Musical, and Oklahoma! He is an active performer who’s professional, educational, and community credits include: Big Fish, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Side Show, and Jekyll & Hyde (Casa Manana), Lord of the Flies(WaterTower Theatre), Next Fall, Tartuffe, and Rocky Horror Picture Show (Drake University Theatre), You Can’t Take It With You and West Side Story (Mainstage Classic Theatre), The Secret Garden and The Addams Family (Plaza Theatre Co.).
Brandon has been professionally training in voice for 13 years, having studied a variety of styles from Jazz to Opera: Carmen and Dead Man Walking (The Fort Worth Opera at Bass Hall) and Amahl and the Night Visitors (Wadley Studios). He has completed multiple years of training at Catherine Sullivan’s Acting for Film school and been featured in the films, Language of a Broken Heart (2013) and Mangus (2011).
Brandon enjoys working with youth in the areas of character development, social emotional wellness and musical theater.