Photo: Credits to Konrad Fersterer 

The music theatre and drama director Franziska Angerer first worked as a dancer, then studied theology and German language and literature and later directing at the August Everding Theatre Academy with Prof. Sebastian Baumgarten. Her bachelor production "Apocalypse (not now)" was invited to the Körberstudio Junge Regie.  


Since then, she has been interested in the development of alternative music-theatrical narrative forms. In her works she deals, among other things, with the relationship between man and nature and the end of the Anthropocene and develops sensual and poetic approaches for this.  This resulted e.g. in the interdisciplinary music theatre installation "Welcome to the garden" (funded by the Fonds Darstellende Künste) and the sound installation "Usambaraveilchen" (SPIELART Theatre Festival 2021). 


At the Staatstheater Darmstadt she directed the cinematic music theatre "Dichterliebe" in the composition by Christian Jost and the music theatre installation "Osthang" in the composition by Arne Gieshoff.  She directed the world premiere of "Auf ewig unser Gestern" by Maria Milisavljević at the Residenztheater Munich and Ingeborg Bachmann's "Der gute Gott von Manhattan". at the Landestheater Tübingen.

In the 2022/23 season, she will direct the world premiere of the music theatre BÄR*IN at the Tischlerei of the Deutsche Oper Berlin and present directorial works at the Bayerische Staatsoper and the Staatstheater Darmstadt. 


She is the winner of the Dr. Otto-Kasten-Prize 2021 for directing the music theatre film "Dichterliebe".  She also received an honourable mention for this directorial work at the Götz Friedrich Prize 2021.