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 the stage and screen, mainly in English. Her writing has explored ageing, female reproductive choices and migration. She loves odd humour and weird musicals. Her plays have been staged in Luxembourg, Germany, Sweden and the U.K. Plays include: Disko Dementia (2018, MASKéNADA), stark
bollock naked (2019-2022, neimënster / Camden People’s Theatre London), 340x as part of Die neuen Todsünden (2021-2022, Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe / Théâtre National du Luxembourg / Uppsala stadsteater), Papercut (2022, Mierscher Kulturhaus). Her short film If We Smarten Up won numerous awards, including Best Short Film at Festival Internacional de Cine Cuena and the Best Female Actor Award for lead actor Coca Bloos at Festival du Film Court de Villeurbanne.
Published work: stark
bollock naked (Black Fountain Press, as part of High Five!), To My One And Only Daughter (monologue, Les Cahiers Luxembourgeois), On Playwriting (mostly) (multimedia essay, Centre National de Littérature).
Larisa is currently rehearsing her new show GOOD GIRLS, a musical about abortions and no regrets, opening in Luxembourg in November 2022, then transferring to Kaunas and London. Project coproducers and partners: Planning Familial Luxembourg, Théâtre d’Esch, Esch 2022 European Capital of Culture, Kaunas City Chamber Theatre, Kaunas 2022 European Capital of Culture, Camden People’s Theatre London.
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