David Schnaegelberger lives as a freelance director and scenographer in Düsseldorf. With the author Patrick Schneider and the actress Sina Ebell, he founded the collective Die Happy Few in 2010. Between 2016 and 2018 he was engaged at the Düsseldorf Schauspielhaus and subsequently at the Ruhrtriennale, the Wiener Festwochen and the Berliner Festspiele as assistant director to Mariano Pensotti. His work has been shown at the Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus, the Körber Studio junge Regie, the 100° Festival Berlin, the Young Directors Projects of the Salzburg Festival, the FFT-Forum Freies Theater Düsseldorf, the Landestheater Niederösterreich St. Pölten or at the Kunstmuseum Bonn. Born in Darmstadt in 1987, he studied philosophy, media art and scenography at the HfG Karlsruhe and directing at the Thomas Bernhard Institute of the University Mozarteum Salzburg.