Stefanie Preissner, is blazing a trail as one of the most influential voices of her generation. Her six-part comedy-drama series Can’t Cope/Won’t Cope, hit RTE 2 screens in September 2016 and heralded a new era in Irish TV with it’s sharp observations on youth culture. It has been bought for broadcast by BBC Three and commissioned by RTE for a seconded series.
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 RTE’s most downloaded podcast.
With support from the Irish Film Board, Stefanie’s next project is a screenplay in development with Parallel Films (Brooklyn, The Clinic, Intermission). She is also developing a TV Pilot with Channel 4 and has a series of short documentaries in production with RTE.
Rachel Yoder is a writer living in New York but still thinking about Ireland. She graduated from UCC Drama and Theatre Studies in 2009 and spent several years working with Roundhouse Productions, taking Lipstick to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and on a regional tour in Cork. She participated in TITLE, a residency programme as part of Cork Midsummer’s Solstice Festival in 2012.