Stefanie can definitely cope!

The new comedy ‘Can’t Cope Won’t Cope,’ which begins on RTE Television on Monday, 19th September, will have a local interest, as the writer of the show is Mallow native, Stefanie Preissner, who is a highly accomplished screenwriter, playwright and actor. Produced for RTÉ2 by Deadpan Pictures, Can’t Cope, Won’t Cope is a six-part series following two Cork twentysomethings, Aisling and Danielle, whose relationship and lifestyle starts to spiral out of control. Fuelled by mad nights out and bolstered by a sense of entitlement, these girls are running away from the reality that’s hurtling toward them. The supporting cast is headed up by Amy Huberman, and there is another local interest, as Mallow Railway Station features in one episode, and Hannah Sheehan from St Anthony’s Park also has a part in the show. Speaking to the Mallow Star, Stefanie said she was delighted that Hannah landed a role, as she was among the cast in ‘Joy,’ the first play which Stefanie produced for Lightbulb Theatre Company. Stefanie is looking forward to the September 19th premiere of ‘Can’t Cope Won’t Cope,’ which will deal with the challenges which young women can feel when they leave home and go to live in the city.
Stefanie has packed a lot of work experience into her life since graduating from UCC with a BA in Drama and Theatre Studies, and Spanish, and going on to graduate from the Gaiety School of Acting in 2012. She has already written two very successful plays, ‘My Father,’ and ‘Solpadeine is my Boyfriend,’ both of which were very successful, with ‘Solpadiene’ also touring to Edinburgh, Bucharest and Australia. ‘Solpadiene’ was also adapted for radio, and was featured in the play of the week slot, becoming its most downloaded podcast.