Meet the Red Bear Family 

Red Bear Productions is Tracy Martin and Aoibhéann McCann. We are devoted to presenting dynamic theatre & film, striving to tell unique stories of the human experience.

Winner of the Little Gem Award 2019, Winner of Silver at the IMRO Awards (2017) and at New York Festivals Awards (2017) for HARDER FASTER MORE radio play and nominated for Prix Europa (2018) for WRAPPED radio play.

Nominated for the Fishamble New Writing Award for COAST (2016), the First Fortnight Award for COAST (2016), the Stewart Parker Award for WRAPPED (2015) and the Fishamble New Writing Award for HARDER FASTER MORE (2015).




We are delighted that our women-in-command Tracy and Aoibhéann have both, individually been nominated for an Irish Times Theatre Award 2020.

Tracy's play "Dublin Will Show You How"  is up for BEST NEW PLAY, whilst Aoibhéann's performance as Blanche DuBois at The Lyric Theatre is up for BEST ACTRESS.

Fingers crossed for the Awards announcements on 5th April at The National Concert Hall, Dublin.

Tracy Martin
Artistic Director

In 2019,  Tracy's play DUBLIN WILL SHOW YOU HOW was presented at The Abbey Theatre and The Complex Theatre, Dublin.

Her short film SISTER THIS will be shown as part of the Cork Film Festival 2019, produced by Parallel Pictures.

Tracy has been twice-nominated for the Fishamble New Writing Award (for COAST & for HARDER FASTER MORE) and for the First Fortnight Award (for COAST).

She was nominated for the Stewart Parker Award 2014 (for WRAPPED, she also directed).

Other previous writing credits are THE WAVE, PARANOID? and THE LICKY RAKE SHOW, all of which she directed.

Previous directing credits include I AM MY OWN WIFE for Glass Doll, DANNY & CHANTELLE (2012) by Phillip McMahon,

IN ON IT for Good Dog Theatre, TXTS, Project Arts Centre, MALICE IN WONDERLAND and @ROGUE, nominated for Best Spiegeltent Show.

She previously produced for Tall Tales Theatre Company, touring work nationally and internationally.

Tracy wrote as part of the 24 HR PLAYS 2016 at The Abbey.

She is a graduate of the Filmbase Masters Programme 2018.

Aoibhéann McCann
Actor / Creative Director

Aoibhéann trained at the Oxford School of Drama.

Her theatre credits: THE PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD, Dublin Theatre Festival & Lyric Belfast; A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, Lyric Theatre Belfast; A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, A PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST, Rough Magic; ASSASSINS, THE GREAT GATSBY, The Gate Theatre; HARDER FASTER MORE, Project Theatre Dublin; STARS IN THE MORNING SKY, The Belgrade Theatre, Coventry; THE FOLK CONTRAPTION, Old Vic Festival, London; HOLES, Company of Angels; OURSELVES ALONE, JuSt Theatre; MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, Fortune’s Fools Productions; TAMING OF THE SHREW, The Iveagh Gardens; WRAPPED, Red Bear Productions, GIDION’S KNOT, Fortune’s Fool Productions.

Screen: VIKINGS, MGM Television; CAN'T COPE WON'T COPE, RTE; 1916:THE GPO (Martello Media), THE FINAL FAIRYTALE (Stanley’s Deathpark), THE BREAK (Stanley’s Deathpark), FAPP APP (Not Just A Pawn Productions), TG4's Cumann na mBan 100, Feature film SOULSMITH (WHIM Productions).

Her radio plays: HARDER FASTER MORE, WRAPPED (RTÉ), YUMMY MUMMIES (Newstalk & Henchman Prod.), (MATCHES (Henchman Prod. & Newstalk)and MELVILLE (Henchman Prod. & Newstalk).

Aoibhéann is an accomplished Singer and Voice Over artist.