Stefanie Preissner

Stefanie Preissner - Munich-born, Mallow-raised - is the creator of hit comedy-drama series Can’t Cope, Won’t Cope. Originally commissioned by RTÉ in Ireland, both seasons have since broadcast on BBC Three and are available on Netflix worldwide. Stefanie has also produced a series of short documentaries entitled How To Adult which she presents for RTÉ's online platform RTÉ Player. Her newly released podcast RTE-SITUATIONSHIPS is enjoying great ratings on the iTunes charts. The show is co-hosted with Stefanie's best friend Rachel Yoder and each episode looks at a different type of relationship and how to navigate it. Her first feature film script has been commissioned and is supported by Parallel Films and the Irish Film Board. Her one-woman theatre show Solpadeine Is My Boyfriend enjoyed sell-out runs in Dublin before touring internationally to Bucharest, Edinburgh and Australia, and – as a radio play – it became RTÉ’s most downloaded podcast. Alongside her career as a screenwriter and playwright, she has won several awards as an actor. She is a regular contributor to Ireland’s Sunday Independent newspaper and her voice is well-recognised from her prolific voiceover career. Her first book Why Can’t Everything Just Stay the Same? was nominated for several awards in 2017 and her second book Can I Say No? was released in May 2019.

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