Venus in Fur
Vanda, a mysteriously talented young actress determined to the land the lead in a new play based on the classic erotic novel Venus in Fur.
Rising star Arianda burst onto the theater scene with the 2010 off-Broadway premiere of Venus in Fur, then garnered a 2011 Tony nomination for the role of Billie Dawn in Born Yesterday. On the big screen, the New York native has appeared in Win Win, Tower Heist and Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris.
Other Honors for This Role:
—Broadway.com Audience Choice Award nomination for Favorite Actress in a Play
—2010 Outer Critics Circle Award nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Play
—Drama League nomination for Distinguished Performance Award
—2010 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Lead Actress
—2010 Theatre World Award for Outstanding Debut
—2010 Clarence Derwent Award for Outstanding Debut
2011: Tony Award nomination for Best Actress in a Play, Born Yesterday
The off-Broadway production of Venus in Fur was Arianda's first professional audition after graduating from NYU's graduate acting program.
“You’re constantly evolving onstage. It doesn’t get boring, and I don’t think it can with this play. David Ives is a genius! He wrote this play with two really amazing characters and an endless journey. I trust Hugh [Dancy] completely. He is an amazing partner onstage and he lets me play onstage with him. You really can’t ask for more.” —Arianda in an interview with Broadway.com, 2/12