Arden has earned several awards for theatre, including the Lillian Nesburn/Julie Harris award for playwriting (1995) for her play, Grandma Good . She has been published twice by Heineman Press in Scenes For Women By Women and More Monologues By Women. She and husband, actor-director-writer, Charles Mount, are members of Theatre West. Her play Baby Dreams was produced on a grant from Los Angeles’ Cultural Affairs Department at Theatre West in 1994 and her play Little Rhonda has had productions in New York City, at Theatre Geo in Los Angeles, and had the honor of being included in the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater’s archival collection of new plays of 1995. Her plays for children include, The Movie Star's New Clothes, Once Upon a Time Out!, The Girl Who Cried, Martian! and Let My People Go!, which she go-wrote with her husband, Charlie Mount.
Her current theatrical home is Theater West in Hollywood, where she has performed, produced, and served as Artistic Moderator and Writers Moderator for their acting and writing workshops for over 20 years. She recently directed their world premier production of The Night Forlorn, or Waiting on Godsford by Steve Nevil, winner of the Valley Theatre "Best Play" Award, for which she was also nominated as "Best Director". Night Forlorn was 100% Sweet with critics on Better Lemon's 2018 LA Award list.