The What If? Collective

The What If? Collective is a rotating lineup of artists who are regular contributors to the continuing mission of the theatre company. Collective members contribute in multiple ways to the theatre season as actors, writers, musicians, tech and stage management. Members of the What If? Collective work regularly with other theatre companies throughout the city of Charleston with What If? always welcoming as a regular artistic family home for all involved!

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Teralyn Tanner (Lisa)  Teralyn was seen last season in two What If? shows back to back, Roger & Tom and the world premiere of Theroun Patterson's The Cannibals. She most recently appeared in Threshold Repertory Theatre's production of The Jacksonian. She received her MFA in Acting from the University of Montana and has worked with a variety of theatres throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. When not on stage, you can find Teralyn bringing professional theatre productions and original STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) curriculum to schools throughout Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester counties with her theatre company, Storytree Theatre (www.storytreetheatre.org). Teralyn  is also a member of the new What If? Collective, a family of artists and performers who regular work with What If? on different projects and productions throughout the year both as an actor and as a creative contributor. 

Teralyn Tanner (Lisa)  Teralyn was seen last season in two What If? shows back to back, Roger & Tom and the world premiere of Theroun Patterson's The Cannibals. She most recently appeared in Threshold Repertory Theatre's production of The Jacksonian. She received her MFA in Acting from the University of Montana and has worked with a variety of theatres throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. When not on stage, you can find Teralyn bringing professional theatre productions and original STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) curriculum to schools throughout Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester counties with her theatre company, Storytree Theatre (www.storytreetheatre.org). Teralyn  is also a member of the new What If? Collective, a family of artists and performers who regular work with What If? on different projects and productions throughout the year both as an actor and as a creative contributor. 

Kyle Barnette (Sebastian) Kyle is back on stage as an actor for What If? for the first time since 2014's The Trials and Tribulations of a Trailer Trash Housewife where he played the abusive, trailer trash husband J.D. Other What If? acting credits include the East Coast premiere of Hearts Full of Blood and Bash: Latterday Plays back in season 1. A founding partner of What If? Productions, Kyle serves as the company's Artistic Director, selecting shows for the seasons and directing many of the company's most celebrated shows including Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story, Hedwig & the Angry Inch, The House of Yes, Five Lesbians Eating A Quiche, The Cannibals and Cabaret. He is a member of the new What If? Collective, a family of artists and performers who regular work with What If? on different projects and productions throughout the year both as an actor and as a creative contributor. He will next appear in What If?'s Season 8 opening Piano Bar Series cabaret and direct December's regional premiere of Feathers & Teeth.

Kyle Barnette (Sebastian) Kyle is back on stage as an actor for What If? for the first time since 2014's The Trials and Tribulations of a Trailer Trash Housewife where he played the abusive, trailer trash husband J.D. Other What If? acting credits include the East Coast premiere of Hearts Full of Blood and Bash: Latterday Plays back in season 1.

A founding partner of What If? Productions, Kyle serves as the company's Artistic Director, selecting shows for the seasons and directing many of the company's most celebrated shows including Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story, Hedwig & the Angry Inch, The House of Yes, Five Lesbians Eating A Quiche, The Cannibals and Cabaret. He is a member of the new What If? Collective, a family of artists and performers who regular work with What If? on different projects and productions throughout the year both as an actor and as a creative contributor. He will next appear in What If?'s Season 8 opening Piano Bar Series cabaret and direct December's regional premiere of Feathers & Teeth.

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Kimi Hugli (Female Actor 1) Kimi was last seen on the What If? stage starring as Constanze in last December's Amadeus. She also was featured in What If?'s 6th season production of Cabaret. Most recently she appeared in the Piccolo Spoleto production of the musical Tic Tic Boom with Footlight Players. Her previous Charleston shows include A Chorus Line, Mary Poppins, A Wrinkle in Time, The Producers, Twilight: Los Angeles 1992, Catch Me If You Can, and 4000 Miles.  Previous DC shows include The King and I (Olney Theatre), and Miss Saigon (Signature Theatre). Kimi is a new member of the What If? Collective, a family of artists and performers who regular work with What If? on different projects and productions throughout the year both as an actor and as a creative contributor. 

Kimi Hugli (Female Actor 1) Kimi was last seen on the What If? stage starring as Constanze in last December's Amadeus. She also was featured in What If?'s 6th season production of Cabaret. Most recently she appeared in the Piccolo Spoleto production of the musical Tic Tic Boom with Footlight Players. Her previous Charleston shows include A Chorus Line, Mary Poppins, A Wrinkle in Time, The Producers, Twilight: Los Angeles 1992, Catch Me If You Can, and 4000 Miles.  Previous DC shows include The King and I (Olney Theatre), and Miss Saigon (Signature Theatre). Kimi is a new member of the What If? Collective, a family of artists and performers who regular work with What If? on different projects and productions throughout the year both as an actor and as a creative contributor. 

Bess Lawson (Female Actor 2)  This is Bess' third show with What If? in season 7 appearing early as Katerina Cavalieri in Amadeus and as Shelly/Annie in Evil Dead: The Musical. She recently appeared at the Woolfe Street Playhouse in Village Rep.'s musical Dogfight as well as in their production of Rock of Ages. Bess is a member of the new What If? Collective, a family of artists and performers who regular work with What If? on different projects and productions throughout the year both as an actor and as a creative contributor. She will appear next season in What If's production of Stupid Fucking Bird.

Bess Lawson (Female Actor 2)  This is Bess' third show with What If? in season 7 appearing early as Katerina Cavalieri in Amadeus and as Shelly/Annie in Evil Dead: The Musical. She recently appeared at the Woolfe Street Playhouse in Village Rep.'s musical Dogfight as well as in their production of Rock of Ages. Bess is a member of the new What If? Collective, a family of artists and performers who regular work with What If? on different projects and productions throughout the year both as an actor and as a creative contributor. She will appear next season in What If's production of Stupid Fucking Bird.

Cam Christensen (Male Actor 1): Cameron Christensen recently graduated from College of Charleston with his MAT in Performing Arts Education. This is his second show with What If? Productions after appearing earlier this season as Ash in Evil Dead: The Musical. Other local Charleston credits include Zack in A Chorus Line, and Freddy Benson in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. You can see him next as Robbie Hart in Footlight's Production of The Wedding Singer: The Musical

Cam Christensen (Male Actor 1): Cameron Christensen recently graduated from College of Charleston with his MAT in Performing Arts Education. This is his second show with What If? Productions after appearing earlier this season as Ash in Evil Dead: The Musical. Other local Charleston credits include Zack in A Chorus Line, and Freddy Benson in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. You can see him next as Robbie Hart in Footlight's Production of The Wedding Singer: The Musical

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James Ketelaar (Male Actor 2) This is James' third production this season with What If? where he has performed as Emperor Joseph in Amadeus as well as Jake in Evil Dead: The Musical. James was most recently seen in Midtown Production's staging of The Fantasticks as well as Village Rep' musical Dogfight. James is a member of the new What If? Collective, a family of artists and performers who regular work with What If? on different projects and productions throughout the year both as an actor and as a creative contributor. James will appear next season in What If?'s Stupid Fucking Bird. 

James Ketelaar (Male Actor 2) This is James' third production this season with What If? where he has performed as Emperor Joseph in Amadeus as well as Jake in Evil Dead: The Musical. James was most recently seen in Midtown Production's staging of The Fantasticks as well as Village Rep' musical Dogfight. James is a member of the new What If? Collective, a family of artists and performers who regular work with What If? on different projects and productions throughout the year both as an actor and as a creative contributor. James will appear next season in What If?'s Stupid Fucking Bird

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