Stefanie Preissnerr


Stefanie Preissner, Munich-born but Mallow-raised is the creator of hit comedy-drama series Can’t Cope, Won’t Cope – the show was originally commissioned by RTÉ and has since broadcast on BBC Three. Season 2 will go into production in November in Vancouver and Dublin. She has also produced a series of short documentaries, How To Adult, with RTÉ Player. 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.

Stefanie graduated from University College Cork with a BA in Drama and Theatre Studies and Spanish. 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.

She is currently working on a screenplay for Parallel Films and developing a TV pilot with Channel 4.

Why Can’t Everything Just Stay the Same? is her first book, out in October.


Ones To Watch

Alan Shatter

Liz Nugent

Proudly Sponsored by


Our Festival Partners





Our Media Partners