Melanie White

Artistic Director

Melanie White is a Fanshawe College graduate and co-founder of Squirrel Suit Productions. Melanie works intensly to create new and innovative theatre and  support young actors in their community. Melanie is a conservatively trained actor, director, playwright, and paramedic student. Melanie has starred in Hamlet, Splendor in the Grass, Unity 1918, and has 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), led acting and character workshops with the cast of FP Theatre's Taming of the Shrew (2017) and this year will be working as a mentor to the creative team of HAIR: The Musical, coming to London, ON June 2018.

Carlyn Rhamey

Artistic Producer

Carlyn Rhamey is a proud Fanshawe 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 playwrighting programs: The Junction at Theatre Aquarius and FEMINISTA: A Women's Room. Recently Carlyn also completed the Hamilton Fringe, ALERT program. When not acting, writing and producing, Carlyn works with adults with special needs in St.Catharines, ON, is an ADHD advocate, avid coffee drinker and vegetarian.             

Selected credits include: 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).