Stefanie Preissner is a screenwriter, playwright and actor.
Her six-part comedy-drama series, Can’t Cope/Won’t Cope (RTE, Northern Ireland Screen, Deadpan Pictures) directed by Cathy Brady, is currently shooting in Dublin. She is also developing projects with Parallel Films UK.
Stefanie is also developing screen projects with Parallel Films UK.
Stefanie has written some hugely successful stage plays, Our Father and Solpadeine is My Boyfriend, both of which enjoyed sell-out runs in Dublin and National Tours. The latter was also performed in Bucharest, Edinburgh and Australia.
More recently her new play User Not Found will be seen touring nationally in 2016 and is being produced and present by First Fortnight Festival.
Stefanie will present a new play It’s My Party Conference (And i’ll cry if i want to) in the Tiger Dublin Fringe Festival 2015.
Alongside her career as a playwright, she has been nominated for several awards as an actor having trained at The Gaiety School of Acting and graduating in 2012.
Her radio-play writing has just begun as she adapted Solpadeine is My Boyfriend for radio with the help of director Gina Moxley. This play boasts being RTE’s most downloaded podcast to date.
Stefanie graduated from University College Cork with a BA in Drama and Theatre Studies and Spanish. Her first plays Cinderella? and Word Play were written while still at college and were performed by Lightbulb Youth Theatre to an audience of the European Council for Youth.
You can read more about Stefanie’s work in the book Radical Contemporary Theatre Practises by Women in Ireland (Carysfort Press, 2015)
Link to Solpadeine is My Boyfriend podcast here
Irish Examiner – 5 Stars “***** a one woman tour de force”
“Preissner effortlessly manipulates language and pitches her performance to perfection. She shows herself to be a serious talent well on her way to becoming a major one.” – Examiner.com
“Written and Performed by Stefanie Preissner and it’s hugely impressive [and] irredeemably and irrevocably adult” … “deeply refreshing” – Emer O’Kelly, Sunday Independent