Melanie White

Artistic Director

Melanie White is a Fanshawe College graduate and co-founder of Squirrel Suit Productions. Melanie works intensely to create new and innovative theatre and support young actors in their community. A conservatively trained actor, director and playwright, Melanie has starred in Hamlet, Splendor in the Grass, Unity 1918, and has co-written the Fringe shows Skirts in a Box, and In Their Shoes.

 Melanie directed and provided dramaturgical support for the Squirrel Suit Productions' Fringe Festival hit SAOR (Free) and has led the Squirrel Suit Productions London Emerging Artist Project over the past three seasons. Melanie co-directed the dark yet fun production of Titus Andronicus (2016) and led acting and character workshops with the cast of FP Theatre's Taming of the Shrew (2017), This year Melanie worked as a mentor to the creative team of HAIR: The Musical, before returning to her sometimes home in Yellowknife to work as a paramedic.Currently Melanie is working behind the scenes with Squirrel Suit, planning the 2019/20 season and enjoying life in Yellowknife with her partner Jori, their cat Jazzy and dog Stanley. 

Carlyn Rhamey

Artistic Producer

Carlyn Rhamey is a proud Fanshawe College Theatre Arts Alumni. She is a storyteller, actor, playwright and co-founder of Squirrel Suit Productions. Carlyn premiered her second one-woman storytelling show “The ADHD Project” at the Ottawa Fringe Festival, earning the Ottawa University Emerging Artist Award. Currently Carlyn is involved in two playwright units: The Junction at Theatre Aquarius and FEMINISTA: A Women's Room. Recently Carlyn won the GOLD Audience Choice Award for her show Movie Night at the HamilTEN Festival. She is also a Hamilton Fringe, ALERT alumni. When not performing, writing or producing, Carlyn works with adults with special needs, is an ADHD advocate, avid coffee drinker and vegetarian.  

Selected credits include: "Jenny" in Movie Night: Episode Two (A New Friend) (HamilTEN), The ADHD Project (Squirrel Suit), SAOR (Squirrel Suit),  “Lavinia Andronicus” in Titus Andronicus (Funeral Pyre Theatre),"Ophelia" in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (Passionfool Theatre), "Abigail Williams“ in The Crucible (Passionfool Theatre), performer/playwright of In Their Shoes (London Fringe), "Bridget” in Moonshine (Toronto Irish Players), Shakespeare on a Subway (Spur of the Moment Shakespeare Collective), “Sissy” in Unity (1918) (Fanshawe), "Ophelia” in Hamlet (Fanshawe).