Michel Decar was born in Augsburg, in 1987. He studied German literature and history at the Ludwig-Maximilian-University in Munich, where he directed his first plays at the Studiobühne. Since 2010, he has been studying dramatic writing at the Universität der Künste (University of the Arts) in Berlin. He was given the most promising new writer award at Berliner Theatertreffen's Stueckemarkt in 2012. Together with the author Jakob Nolte he writes under the penname Nolte Decar.