What If? Collective Member



As Director:
Hedwig & the Angry Inch
Bash: Latterday Plays
The Oath
Durang, Durang and Durang
Five Lesbians Eating A Quiche
(all 4 cycles)
The House of Yes
Little Shop of Horrors
Kimberly Akimbo
Saucy Jack & the Space Vixens
Kate & Sam Are Not Breaking Up
hrill Me: The Leopold and Loeb Story
Baby With the Bathwater
Roger & Tom
The Cannibals
Evil Dead: The Musical

Feathers & Teeth

As Actor:
Bash: Latterday Plays (Young Man)
Durang, Durang and Durang
Hearts Full of Blood (Jacob)
The Trials and Tribulations of a Trailer Trash Housewife (J.D.)
The PlayMakers (Sebastian)
Stupid Fucking Bird (Trig)


Kyle Barnette

(Founding Artistic Director) 
Kyle co-founded What If? Productions in 2010 alongside Brian Porter marking the company's debut with a performance of Hedwig & the Angry Inch at The American Theatre. A graduate of Ole Miss, Kyle has worked as an actor and director in a variety of theatres across the country including Playhouse on the Square in Memphis, TN as a member of their Resident Acting Company from 2000 - 2004. Notable regional acting credits include Dinner With Friends (Ostrander Awards Best Actor Nominee), Hair, Twelfth Night, As You Like It, The House of Yes, Sylvia (Ostrander Awards Best Supporting Actor Nominee) , Quills (Ostrander Awards Best Actor Nominee), A Tuna Christmas, Wives of An American King, Bash: Latterday Plays, Amadeus, M. Butterfly and Dirty Blonde. A longtime associate of Charleston Stage Co. Kyle has directed Steel Magnolias, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and The Foreigner for the theatre. Also a member of Charleston Stage's Acting Company he has appeared in numerous productions including The 39 Steps, Shear Madness, Cabaret, Young Frankenstein, 9 to 5: The Musical, Joseph & the Amazing Techincolor Dreamcoat and The Underpants. Kyle will direct this December's regional premiere of Feathers & Teeth and appear as Trig in Stupid Fucking Bird.

This coming season Kyle will direct the regional premiere of Gutenburg! The Musical! as well as the spring 2019 production of Hair.

Kyle as J.D. in  The Trials and Tribulations of a Trailer Trash Housewife  (2014)

Kyle as J.D. in The Trials and Tribulations of a Trailer Trash Housewife (2014)