Stefanie Preissner

Selected credits

  • Can’t Cope Won’t CopeTV Series - RTE/BBC/Netflix
  • Why Can’t Everything Just Stay the SameDebut published by Hachette
  • How To AdultRTE Player series
  • Can I Say No?: One Woman's Battle with a Small WordSecond book published by Hachette
  • Solpadeine is My BoyfriendWritten and performed by Stefanie Preissner/Ireland/International tour


Stefanie is an award winning writer for screen and stage, author, director and actor based in Dublin.

She is a regular columnist for Independent.ie and presents an influential podcast Basically….with Stefanie Preissner.  She is the creator and writer of hit comedy drama Can’t Cope Wont Cope originally broadcast on RTÉ and now available on Netflix worldwide.

Her début book Why Can’t Everything Just stay the Same was published in 2016 and nominated for an Irish Book Award.  Her second Can I Say No?: One Woman’s Battle with a Small Word  followed in 2019.  She won a Rising Star Award from Irish Screen America and Woman of the Year in Film and Drama from Tatler. Her one woman show Solpadeine is my Boyfriend toured internationally and became the most downloaded RTÉ podcast as a radio play.

Featured work

Can’t Cope Won’t Cope

TV Comedy Drama 12 eps/2 series

A series so well written and at times so convincing it was sometimes hard to watch’.
The Irish Times.

Why Can’t Everything Just Stay The Same

(And other things I shout when I can’t cope) Hachette 2016.

Part memoir, part advice book.  Preissner takes us down a rabbit hole of flashbacks and memories from her early years, through the awkward teens, to current moments in her life. It’s witty, shocking in parts and written with real heart. This is confessional writing, a genre not conceivable in pre-internet days. Preissner’s book wears its target market on its sleeve, but is so full of useful stuff that it transcends its demographic and has something to say to everyone!
The Sunday Times Culture 
Book Reviews

How To Adult

RTE Player series

Written and presented by: Stefanie Preissner
Produced by: Areaman Productions




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