Larisa Faber was born in Romania, brought up in Luxembourg and trained in the U.K. at Drama Centre London.

Her acting credits in film, television and theatre include period features, TV series, classical and contemporary plays, physical theatre, devised work and site-specific productions. She works across Europe in five languages which she speaks fluently (English, German, French, Luxembourgish & Romanian).

She devises her own work, writing for both stage and screen. Her writing explores social and political themes. Her first full-length play Disko Dementia, produced in 2018, met with critical acclaim. stark bollock naked, her second play, is published by Black Fountain Press and will open next year in Luxembourg and London. Her short play 340x was commissioned by Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe as part of Die neuen Todsünden, coproduced with Théâtre National du Luxembourg and Uppsala stadsteater. Her multimedia essay On Playwriting (mostly), commissioned by Centre National de Littérature, was published in 2021.

Larisa spoke to Caroline Gillet on France Inter‘s Foule Continentale about female reproductive healthcare and access to abortion. Click here to listen to the broadcast.



Currently shooting CAPITANI season 2 (Samsa Film/RTL) in a recurring role. Season 1 now on Netflix.

Rehearsing MIDSUMMER by David Greig, directed by Anne Simon, at Théâtre National du Luxembourg.


Larisa is artist in residence at neimënster, Luxembourg, working on her play stark bollock naked.

If We Smarten Up won Best Short Film Directed by a Female Filmmaker at Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes de Aguilar de Campoo (Spain) and the Audience Award for Best Short Drama at San Francisco Independent Film Festival.




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