Manuel Schöbel, born in 1960, studied in Berlin and in 1984 started in the position of Chief Dramaturge at the Theater of the Young Generation, Dresden.
1991-2005 he co-founded the childrens and youth theater scene in the state of Berlin as director of the Carrousel Theater at Parkaue.
From 2006 he directed the Mittelsächsische Theater Freiberg/Döbeln.
In October 2011 he became the (managing) director of Landesbühnen Sachsen in Radebeul.
Manuel Schöbel is present as an author and a director and took over numerous functions in the over regional theater scene: 1990 – 2010 he was Deputy Chairman of the ASSITEJ & Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Children and Youth Theater Center of the FRG, Frankfurt/Main; at the same time he is a personal member of the International Theater Institute.