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Venus in Fur ()

Produced by

Canadian Stage

Playwright: David Ives
Director: Jennifer Tarver


Bluma Appel Theatre


September 29th, 2013 – October 27th, 2013

Awards & Nominations

2014 Dora Award Nominee – Outstanding Performance by a Female (Carly Street), Audience Choice Award

2014 Dora Award Nominee – Outstanding Production, Outstanding Costume Design (Debra Hanson)

2014 Toronto Theatre Critics Award Winner – Best Actress in a Play (Carly Street)

2014 Broadway World Award Winner – Best Leading Actress – Play (Carly Street)


A young actress is determined to land the lead in a new play based on the classic erotic novel Venus in Furs. During her audition, she gets caught up in an electrifying game of cat and mouse with the director, blurring the line between fantasy and reality. (


Rick Miller Thomas
Carly Street Vanda

Creative Team

David Ives Playwright
Jennifer Tarver Director
Debra Hanson Set Designer
Debra Hanson Costume Designer
Michael Walton Lighting Designer
Lyon Smith Sound Designer
Carys Lewis Assistant Director
Devon Bhim Set Design Assistant


Andrea Schurman Stage Manager
Laura Baxter Assistant Stage Manager
Diane Pitblado Vocal Coach


R. Allan Ross Director of Production
Peter Eaton Technical Director
Jasmine Knox Production Coordinator
Alanna McConnell Production Assistant
Mary Spyrakis Head of Properties
Vanessa Janiszewski Props Builder
Alex Vass Props Builder
Mary-Jo Carter Dodd Head of Wardrobe
Tracey Glas First Hand
Susan Batchelor Bluma Wardrobe Mistress
Danny Tran Props Intern
Ashley Rose Head Electrician
Reg Taylor Head Carpenter
Douglas Parker Property Master
Keijo Makela Sound Operator
Kevin Lake Flyman
Kevin Lake Theatre Technician