Larisa Faber was born in Romania, grew 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 (English, German, French, Luxembourgish & Romanian).

She devises her own work, writing for both stage and screen, mainly in English. Her writing has explored ageing, female reproductive choices and migration. She loves odd humour and weird musicals. 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, co-produced by Neimënster, Luxembourg, and supported by Camden People’s Theatre, 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, has just been published.

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


Currently rehearsing at the National Theatre of Luxembourg, playing the female lead in a new play by Elise Schmit, directed by Mahlia Theismann.

Larisa has been invited to be a part of the international jury at CinEast Film Festival 2021 with Radu Jude as jury president.




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